Field Trip FAQs
Directions to Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest

*note: this site does not have cell service please print a map for your bus driver


The Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest initially opened in 1988 as part of the multi-use recreation area in Kananaskis Country.

Inside Education offers a unique field trip experience with an exciting full day of curriculum-based programming that exposes students to the multiple values of a working forest. Location: ~ 50 Km west of Calgary

  • Field Trip Cost: $200 / class (max class size = 40 students), no busing subsidy available
  • The program runs onsite from : 10am-2pm
  • A Kananaskis Country Park Pass is required for all vehicles – Inside Education will provide a commercial bus pass if you choose Wilco as your busing provider!
Program Themes

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

This field trip is offered through a partnership between The Alberta Conservation Association,  The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta, the Forestry Futures Alliance, Husky Canada and Inside Education.

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



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

Contact a program coordinator 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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