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Wetlands and the West

Cost Per Program


Program Dates

September 20 - October 8, 2021

& May 9 - June 16, 2022

Program Times

Monday - Friday 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 Learning Labs add another dimension to the discussion on diversity and adaptation. The second part of the program will teach the way in which the First Nations people – with a focus on the Blackfoot - and early settlers interacted with water, and how water usage has changed over time in both groups.  This will be done through a combination of stories, artifact demonstrations, and activities.

The half-day program is $100 if combined with Living History (self-guided visit). Note this option is offered May/June only

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