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Our School Programs are designed for Kindergarten to Grade 5 and are current with the Alberta Curriculum. Teachers can use these programs as a start to a unit or a fun lesson to review material that was taught in class.

Cost and Program Materials

Each School Program costs $30. Some programs require materials that will be sent to you and in auditing, a programmer will bring along materials to be used for the program. Some program locations will say "flexible" meaning the programmer can deliver the program either at Muskoseepi Park or your school.

Registration

To book a School Program, please call Muskoseepi Park at 780-538-0451.

Kindergarten to Grade One

Big Snoop

Location: Muskoseepi Park (Inside and Outside)

Time: 1 hour
Season: Spring or Fall
Description: This program deals with the sense of hearing, smelling, touching and seeing. Children explore the seasonal changes in the environment by using their senses. Half of the program is done inside where the children play a guessing game using their sense of smell and touch and the other half of the program is outside where they explore the environment by using their senses.

Lost in the Woods – newly updated video!!

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)

Time: 1 hour
Season: All seasons
Description: This program can be offered year round and educates children of the different things they can do to help themselves if they ever become lost in the woods. The program starts with a video showing a child who is lost in the woods. A brief discussion follows the video. The children will go through a booklet and hands on activities that has tips on what they should do to help rescuers find them if they become lost.

Snow

Location: Muskoseepi Park (Inside and Outside)

Time: 1 hour
Season: Winter
Description: This program takes the children on a snowshoe adventure of winter discovery. Children will observe how winter changes the environment and learn how plants, animals and humans adapt to winter’s cold climate. There is a snowshoeing component so children are urged to dress warm and wear winter boots for the snowshoe adventure.

Hug a Tree

Location: Muskoseepi Park (Inside and Outside)

Time: 1 hour
Season: Spring or Fall
Description: This program teaches children about trees, where they come from, what their needs are and how they change with the seasons. Children will also learn why trees are so important to us. The first part of the program is done inside where the children get to examine tree cookies. The children will then get an opportunity to go out and explore some different types of trees and do leaf and bark rubbings.

Growing Plants

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)

Time: 1 hour
Season: All Seasons
Description: This program teaches children what plants need to grow. Children will examine various seeds and look at the differences between the seeds and how the differences help the plant spread their seeds. Children will also get a chance to plant a seed and take it home to watch it grow.

Bugged Out

Location: Crystal Lake
Time: 1 hour (½ lecture ½ pond)
Season: Spring
Description: This program explores water insects up at Crystal Lake. Children will learn about the different types that can be found, how they move, where they live, what they eat and their life cycles. The first half of the program is at the shelter going over the information and the second half is down on the floating dock dipping for insects.

Exception: In May and June, there are two programmers. This means that we are able to book two programs for the same time slot. In this case, one class will start down at the dock dipping for bugs while the other group starts up at the shelter learning about the insects. Half way through the program they switch.

Grades Two and Three

Owls

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: All Seasons
Description: This program examines all aspects of owls. Children will learn where species live in our forests, what they eat, where they live and how the hunt. They will participate in a guessing game and get to look at a mounted owl.


Big on Bats

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: All Seasons
Description: This program examines all aspects of bats and answers some mythical questions. This program offers a slide show on different types of bats, as well as looks at how they hunt, what they eat, where they live and why they are beneficial to humans.


Beaver Tales

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: All Seasons
Description: This program examines all aspects of the beaver and how it is able to adapt it’s habitat in order to survive. The children will be shown a half hour video of a beaver’s life. Children will also learn what the beaver needs to survive and answers to some mythical questions.


Cold Weather Games

Location: Muskoseepi Park (Inside and Outside)
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: Winter
Description: This program allows children to experience how children from our most northern communities spend their winter. Children will actively participate in outdoor Inuit games. This whole program is delivered outside and children are encouraged to dress warmly. Snowshoes will also be used so winter boots are required.


Pond Private Eyes

Location: Crystal Lake
Time: 1 ½ hours (½ lecture ½ pond)
Season: Spring
Description: This program lets the children explore the exciting world of water insects. The first part of the program is at the shelter and goes over the life cycles of the various insects that can be found in the pond. The second half of the program is down on the dock where the children get an opportunity to dip for bugs. 

Exception: In May and June, there are two programmers. This means that we are able to book two programs for the same time slot. In this case, one class will start down at the dock dipping for bugs while the other group starts up at the shelter learning about the insects. Half way through the program they switch.

Mini Hiding Habitats

Location: Crystal Lake
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: Spring
Description: This program explores the different insects found at Crystal Lake and where they live. Students will look for insects, their habitats and learn about the importance of insects. This program meets at the Crystal Lake shelter and held in green space nearby.

Oh Buoy!

Location: Flexible (School or Muskoseepi Park)
Time: 1 ½ hours
Season: All Seasons
Description: This program examines buoyancy. Students will test different objects to see if they sink or float, then try to manipulate objects to try to make something float. For the last part of the program, the students will create tinfoil boats and see how much weight it can bear before sinking.

 

Grades Four and Five

Waste? Not!

Location: Recycle Plus and Muskoseepi Park
Time: 2 hours
Season: All Season
Description: This program examines the importance of recycling in our city and the different things that we can recycle. The program starts with a tour at the Recycling Centre (the instructor will meet the class there and accompany them back to the park).

The second part of the program is at the park where the children will be tested on their knowledge of recycling and learn how to make paper. Children will also learn about other methods of recycling such as vermicomposting and get to look at a vermicompost (worm bin, we use worms to compost organic matter into fertile soil).

Wizard of Ooze

Location: Crystal Lake
Time: 1 ½ hours (½ lecture ½ pond)
Season: Spring
Description: This program examines Crystal Lake’s ecosystem functions while considering the energy flow within the system. Children will learn and identify producers, consumers and decomposers.

Exception: In May and June, there are two programmers. This means that we are able to book two programs for the same time slot. In this case, one class will start down at the dock dipping for bugs while the other group starts up at the shelter learning about the insects. Half way through the program they switch.

Last updated: 4/19/2013 9:09:04 AM