Group nature programs for children and youth

We offer a variety of children and youth group programs that combine hands-on activities with outdoor exploration. Our programs are delivered by experienced educators and can be customized to meet your group’s needs and badge requirements. These programs are geared towards: Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Junior Forest Wardens, day camps, home schools and community groups.

Age: 6 - 17 years
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $125 per program, maximum 30 participants and 5 chaperones

Pond Study

Explore the secrets of the underwater world without getting your feet wet! Participants will get an up-close view of the amazing creatures that live in the wetland and learn about their unusual adaptations and survival in a storm-water pond. This program will also empower participants to become part of the “pollution solution” for clean water.

Location: Ralph Klein Park (seasonal: May – September)

Species Study

Looking to cross off another badge requirement? Join us at one of our nature centres for an in-depth study of different native species. Through interactive activities, games and a guided walk, participants will learn how to identify a variety of local trees, wildflowers, mammals and birds.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Ralph Klein Park (year-round)

Bird Study

Create your own bird restaurant! Participants will learn about local bird species and explore the different seeds and feeders used to attract their favourite flyers. Each restaurateur will create their own pine cone suet feeder to bring home to their feathered friends.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Ralph Klein Park (year-round)

Guided Nature Walks (all ages)

Explore one of Calgary’s amazing parks or green spaces! An environmental educator will guide you through your favourite natural area in the season of your choice—you pick the date and location. We will work with you to customize the program based on your group’s needs and interests. Activities will include historical fun facts and plant and wildlife identification.

Length: 1 hour
Location: Any City of Calgary park or green space
Cost: $100, maximum 30 participants