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Directions to Wood Buffalo Field Program

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 field trip.

  • This field trip is no-cost and runs onsite from 10 am-2 pm
  • Gregoire Lake field site operates May & June / September & October
  • A $100/bus subsidy is also available (invoice required - see our busing subsidy policy for details) 
Program Themes

Forest ecosystems | natural resource development | tree measurements | land use and multiple perspectives | careers | trees and their products | stewardship 

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 careers.

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


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

Contact program manager Natalie Graveline with any questions.

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

Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s M├ętis Peoples have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for stewardship of the environment, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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