Curricular Linked Day and Multi-Day Programs

Kindergarten - Play Based Nature Program

Students discover the wonders of the outdoors.  Though a play based adventure, students explore the forest as Nature Detectives!

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Grade 1 - Seasonal Changes, Senses and Animals (Science)

Discover how seasons affect animals in Jasper National Park. Learn how humans can safely live near these wild animals.

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Grade 2 - Small Crawling and Flying Animals (Science)

Explore the forest with your senses and experience the signs of changing seasons. Explore the forest for evidence of small animals. Play games exploring predator/prey relationships. Develop an appreciation of the small animals in Jasper National Park.

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Grade 3 - Bats!!! Life Cycles, Sound and Hearing (Science)

Focus on the life of a local but endangered bat. Discover how they live, feed and communicate. Learn the importance of bat habitat, threats they face and how to help.

Grade 4/5 - The Fur Trade and Jasper House (Social Studies)

Learn about the cultural importance of Jasper National Park and other national parks and national historic sites in Canada. Discover the long indigenous history of the Athabasca Valley and the effect of the establishment of Jasper National Park.

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Grade 6 – Trees and Forests (Science)

Explore the forests of Jasper National Park and focus on four specific species. Learn about forest health, mountain pine beetle, fire management and tree adaptations.

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Grade 6 – Forensic Science (Science)

Build your communication and teamwork skills as you try to catch a poacher! Work with Parks Canada educators to learn about the investigation skills required for enforcement of the National Parks Act. Work in teams to collect and catalogue evidence to solve a crime.

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Grade 5-7 - Mountain People (FNMI)

Students will learn about the history of some of the people of the Athabasca Valley, the history of the fur trade as it relates to Jasper House; explore the concept of identity by appreciating how local Indigenous communities relate to land and; understand the mountain environment by considering land-based practices and traditional ecological knowledge. While many of the stories of the original people have either been lost in time, or changed by interpretation, there are still worldviews and traditional knowledge with us today.

In this program, students will explore traditional teachings and view ecological integrity and stewardship through a new lens. Students will explore topics such as: indigenous teachings, games, history, and the tipi. Activities include students laying out their own imaginary homesteads, learning how to lash a travois, discussing the many uses of the sash, assembling their own dovetail cabin, participating in a snow snake competition, making bannock, and listening to the teachings of a regional Elder or Knowledge Keeper.

 

Grades 5-9 - CTF Challenge (Multi-Day Program)

CTF Challenge  - linked to Resources and Human Services Occupational Areas

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Grade 5 Multi-Day Trip

Field Trip - make it 2 or more days and include your choice of the following programs:

Fur Trade and Jasper House (1 day)

Mountain People (1-2 days)

CTF Challenge (3 days)

Other Possible Sessions you may want to include: GPS and Geocaching, Orienteering Skills, Photography, Land Art, Mountain biking, Hiking, X-country skiing...

Grade 6 Multi-Day Trip

Field Trip - make it 2 or more days and include your choice of the following programs:

Trees and Forests (1 day)

Forensics Science (1 day)

Mountain People (1-2 days)

CTF Challenge (3 days)

Other Possible Sessions you may want to include: The Night Sky, GPS and Geocaching, Orienteering Skills, Photography, Snowshoeing, Team Building and Communication, Mountain Biking...

 

Grade 7 Multi-Day Trip

Field Trip - make it 2 or more days and include your choice of the following programs:

Mountain People (1-2 days)

CTF Challenge (3 days)

Other Possible Sessions you may want to include: Species at Risk, Survival Skills, Photography, Hiking, Mountain biking, Leadership, Team Building and Communication...