May 13, 2019
Wetlands Day - come join us at the park and experience our programs
Wetlands and the West
Discover the history and significance wetlands ecosystems played in the settlement of the West and the vital function 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 program continues in the classroom. This section 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.
Explorers and Ecosystems
This day long program offers outdoor exploration at the Bissett Wetlands and classroom water quality testing at our indoor learning lab. Students will explore the historical and cultural context of Alberta's watersheds. They will discover how human perspectives about ecology have changed over time. Students will learn the interconnected aspects of our environment and be able to put them into a social and scientific context.
Each program is a full day and will be held in classrooms A and B at Gasoline Alley Museum. Each program will have a limit of 25 participants. Register early to ensure your spot.
On the morning of the field trip Check-in will be at the Big Rock Brewery located at the front of the museum. Please refer to your confirmation package for additional information regarding payment, cancellation and other frequently asked questions.
Registration is now closed. Please check back in the fall for more great Homeschooler Day programs!
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