Welcome to our newest field site at Gregoire Lake Provincial Park located 35 km southeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta. This program allows students to explore a unique working forest through an exciting full-day, curriculum-based program.
Forest Ecosystems | natural resource development | tree measurements | land use and multiple perspectives | careers | trees and their products | stewardship
This no-cost forest field trip is offered throughout May & June/September & October and runs from 10 am – 2 pm. We can accommodate 1 or 2 classes per day. In some cases half of the day led by one of our professional educators and the other half by the teacher (teachers are provided activities and equipment to use on-site or can create their own half day curriculum).
A busing subsidy is also provided to help offset travel costs.
This program is offered with support from Alberta Environment and Parks, the Forest Future Alliance, the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta, and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
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.
- Plant Growth and Changes
- Waste in Our World
- Alberta: A Sense of the Land
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.
- Trees and Forests
- Evidence and Investigations
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.
- Gr 7 Plants for Food and Fibre
- Interactions and Ecosystems
Compare old growth and new growth forests through a comprehensive plot study and explore the opportunities and challenges of a multi-use forest area.
- CTS – Natural Resources – Forestry/Wildlife
- Environment & Outdoor Education
- Biology 20/30 Changes in Living Systems
- Ecosystems and Population Change