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Wetlands and the West (Grade 5: Science)


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 Learning Labs add another dimension to the discussion on diversity and adaptation. In this portion you have the option of a hands-on “Build a Bug” activity, where students create their own aquatic creatures, or choose the newest social studies component that focuses on how the “water hole” was used by Indigenous groups and the settlers.

  • Cost per program: $210.00 (full day) or $160 (half day)
  • Half day program is $100 if combined with Living History (self guided visit). Note this option is offered May/June only
  • Class size: Maximum of 30 students
  • Ratio: 1 supervisor / 8 students
  • Program times: 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Program dates: September 16 - October 10, 2019 & May 5 - June 19, 2020
  • Download the 2019/2020 booking request form