Field Trips

The programs help the Okotoks education community address sustainability issues and give students, teachers, administrators, and staff the ideas and resources necessary to take initiative at four levels of action: in the classroom, in the school, in the community, and in the home. The Town of Okotoks offers both field trip opportunities and educational presentations for kids and youth of all ages. From waste management solutions to caring for the Sheep River watershed, kids will learn about their impact on the earth and how to be mindful caregivers of our planet.

The City of Airdrie, Waste and Recycling Services (WRS) provides schools, homes and community groups with educational opportunities that teach sustainable waste management behaviour that can help reduction and diversion efforts. 

WRS provide in-class and online presentations, including Recycling (Gr. 3-6), Circular Economy (Gr. 5+), and What Happens in Our Community (Gr. 2), which takes a look at what happens at the Airdrie Recycle Depot. 

There are also activities available to do pre, post or on their own by request. Topics include food waste reduction, home waste audit, and an eco-art challenge. Contact the City of Airdrie, Education Coordinator for more information; education@airdrie.ca 

 

Teachers can create an account for free on Skype in the Classroom and request virtual field trips for their class! Field trip topics include animals, ecology and conservation, and history and culture. Search by subject, age group, and location. 

YMCA Camp Riveredge has developed a program for students in grades 1-6 to fit alongside the Alberta curriculum. In this program we can assist educators in teaching the life cycle, magnetism, colour and much more!


Our programs can be run by teachers or by our fully trained staff. We aim to provide opportunities for all and so please contact us with any questions. This high quality programming and fun nature related play is all right on your doorstep. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum has several educational programs, including educational materials and the Deep Roots educational videoconference, a 60-minute video conference offered to Grades 4-7 classes.

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park offers a variety of school programs from K-12, including an overnight school group program for Grades 4-9. 

Farmers 2050 is a game designed to help students answer the question: How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?

In the game, students become farmers, learn about careers in agriculture, and how innovations in technology and practices can help guide us towards a more sustainable future. 

Journey 2050 is an elearning program that provides lessons and activities to go along with the game. Guest speakers are available to visit classes and field trips are available toschools in the Calgary area.

Ghost Watershed Alliance Society offers in-class presentations and facilitates field trips focused on watershed education for students in Calgary and Area. Programs promote stewardship of Alberta’s important headwaters by giving students opportunities to investigate models, visit the Ghost River and participate in citizen-science.

Located near Hinton, William A. Switzer Provincial Park provides field trip programs and in-class presentations for Grades K-6. Topics include wetlands, forests, art, animals, and bugs. 

The interactive, inquiry-based programs at the Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre will take students and teachers back in time to discover prehistoric flora and fauna, while highlighting the beauty and diversity of the modern forest ecosystem. The educational programs at Jurassic Forest were designed to meet Alberta Curriculum science and social studies targets for Grades 1-7.