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Wetlands and the West

Cost Per Program


Program Dates

Sept. 19 - Oct. 8, 2022 and May 8 - June 16, 2023

Program Times

9:30am - 2:00pm

Class Size





Discover the history and significance of wetland ecosystems during the settlement of the West and the vital functions they perform today. Students are introduced to the flow of water from precipitation to its entrance to the water table, and some of the local flora and fauna found along the way. Your class will investigate invertebrate life by pond dipping in our own Bissett Wetlands. The social studies component of the program will take place in our Learning Lab in Gasoline Alley. This portion focuses on how water was used by Indigenous groups and the settlers. Exploring how these two groups viewed and used water will be explored through stories and hand-on activities.

Exploring the Park before or after a school program is NOT permitted. The Village is closed at this time. 

Each program is designed for a maximum of 30 students due to space restrictions within the buildings. If you have additional students please call the education team to discuss if this accommodation can be made. The program fee includes 30 students and the adult supervisors within the required ratio. Teachers are included in this ratio. A fee will be charged for any additional students or adults. There is no charge for one-on-one aids. If paying for any additional adults and/or students, no refund will be granted if numbers change the day of the program. The credit card used for payment will be kept on file until the completion of the program.  

Please contact us for subsidized rates if needed for your school.  

2022/2023 Booking Form 

The half-day program is $180 if combined with Living History (self-guided visit). Note this option is offered May/June only.

2023 Living History Booking Form

Heritage Park has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information visit our COVID-19 Information page