Evergreen Learning and Innovation Centre

Grande Prairie

Inside Education is pleased to offer a unique field trip experience at the Evergreen Centre for Resource Excellence and Innovation in Grande Prairie. This half day, curriculum-linked field study provides and exceptional outdoor learning experience for grades 4-12. The Evergreen Centre is a 14-acre plot of boreal forest located 3 km south of Grande Prairie that showcases various techniques and technologies for natural resource development in the area.

Program Themes
Land use and multiple perspectives | natural resource development (including oil & gas, forestry, and renewable energy) | best practices and innovations | careers | stewardship

no-cost forest field trip, this program is offered throughout May & June / September & October and runs onsite from 10 am-2 pm. – $100/day busing subsidy is also provided.

This Inside Education Program is offered with the support of Alberta Environment and Parks, the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta, and the Forest Futures Alliance.

Available Programs 

Grade 4 

Explore the living cycle of the forest by studying plants, how they grow and the role of decomposition. Students will consider the forest as a natural resource and discover how people connect with local forests.  

Curriculum Connections:

  • Plant Growth and Changes
  • Waste in Our World
  • Alberta: A Sense of the Land

Grade 6 

Connect with the forest by examining the natural and human factors that shape the forest landscape. Students will identify our forest plants and use real forestry tools to explore a unique forestry career.

Curriculum Connections:

  •  Trees and Forests
  • Evidence and Investigations

Junior High 

Uncover the interactions in our forest ecosystems by exploring its symbiotic relationships, succession system, and soils along with traditional and modern human uses of our plants and natural resources.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Gr 7 Plants for Food and Fibre
  • Interactions and Ecosystems

Junior High | WILDLIFE PROGRAM 

this new program will utilize our on-site wildlife cameras to consider how species move and interact in the forest with an emphasis on species at risk and natural development. 

Curriculum Connections:

  • Environment & Outdoor Education
  • Gr. 7 |  Interactions and Ecosystems
  • Gr. 9 Biological Diversity

Senior High

Compare old growth and new growth forests through a comprehensive plot study and explore the opportunities and challenges of a multi-use forest area.

Curriculum Connections:

  • CTS – Natural Resources – Forestry/Wildlife
  • Environment & Outdoor Education
  • Biology 20/30 Changes in Living Systems
  • Ecosystems and Population Change

Please inquire if you would like more detail or have a special program request.

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator André Morson by email  or phone:1-888-421-1497.