Nature Programs for Youth Groups

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With the support of the Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation, the Friends of Fish Creek are proud to offer educational programming for youth groups!

Learning Naturally Youth Nature Programs in Fish Creek

Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLinkBy participating in the Learning Naturally Youth Nature program, you are not only providing a field trip for your group, but are also helping Calgary kids to make meaningful and life changing connections with nature. Registration fees for the Learning Naturally Youth Nature Program will be deposited into Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK), matched up to 50% and used to support Learning Naturally educational programs in Fish Creek!

Jump into any – or all! – of these programs to learn about the fascinating living creatures in Fish Creek Provincial Park!  Our Youth Nature Programs are typically available from April to September, and we can occasionally accommodate daytime bookings during the rest of the year.  

Amazing Adaptations – Discover ways animals adapt to their environment to find food, escape predators, and survive winter!  This 1-hour program features costumes, props and a guided interpretive walk in the park!  Suitable for youth age 5-8, $75 flat rate* for up to 30 youth.

Notice Nature – Get to know some of the park’s trees and plants and take part in a wetland exploration to discover our underwater neighbours in this 1.5-hour outing.  Suitable for youth age 9-14, $75 flat rate* for up to 30 youth.

Soil Secrets  –  Learn about the secret life of soil by digging in and getting dirty!  You’ll also uncover what happens to rain after it falls in this 1.5-hour program.  Suitable for youth age 9-14, $75 flat rate* for up to 30 youth. 

Fish Creek Stewardship Adventure  – Visit Fish Creek Provincial Park, learn about an issue threatening the park’s ecosystems and take part in a hands-on conservation project to improve the ecosystem.  Suitable for youth ages 10-16, $, $75 flat rate* for up to 30 youth.

*New flat rate system effective January 15, 2019.  Smaller youth groups are welcome to invite participant siblings or invite another youth group to take part under same booking.  Age ranges are approximate.

Here’s what people are saying about these programs:

“The boys had so much fun. They were showing things to Katie and
asking questions. The interaction was perfect.”

“We had four groups of boys go through and they all expressed how much fun they had.
Many commented that this had been the best activity ever.”

“The facilitators were very engaging. The kids particularly enjoyed
the dress-up part and the animal guessing-game at the beginning.”

“We thought it was excellent value, particularly since we had quite a large group of kids.”