School & Youth

We pay special attention to the needs of Central Alberta students. All of our school programs are directly tied to the Alberta Education curriculum. This enables us to offer programs on topics that may be difficult for teachers—due to space, materials, or time constraints—to take on themselves. With a 118 hectare (300 acre) nature sanctuary out our back door, specialized equipment and materials, as well as a top-notch interpretive staff, we can offer teachers an easy solution to their curriculum challenges.

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school & youth program information

Click the links below for detailed information on the programs we offer for school and youth groups. The School & Youth Programs At-A-Glance table gives a good idea of what programs will work for different grades based on the Alberta Education curriculum. Click on the name of each program in the table for more information on that program. Homeschool groups are encouraged to book any program that interests them based on their students’ ages and curriculum goals.

School & Youth Programs At-A-Glance
Foundations NatureSchool Sleepover
Frequently Asked Questions

virtual programs

We are working to expand our list of school & youth programs that can be delivered virtually. If there is a virtual program that you would like to book but you do not see it listed here, please contact us to discuss how the program(s) in which you are interested can be delivered virtually.

School & youth programs that we are currently able to deliver virtually via Zoom:

  • Alberta Bats
  • Eco-Trivia Party
  • Pondless Pond Study

free self-guided visits

Teachers, you are welcome to use the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Historic Fort Normandeau displays and grounds free of charge to deliver your own educational programs—we simply ask that you call ahead to ensure that the amenities you wish to use will be available.

If you choose to do a self-guided snowshoe excursion, our snowshoes are available to rent. Please call ahead to pre-book your snowshoes, especially if you have a large group.

information on our snowshoe rentals

special requests & custom programs

Looking for programs on topics not listed on the website? Please contact us to discuss your program needs.


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