Inside Education has a new water and wildlife conservation education program

Inside Education is working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to pilot a new field program for junior high schools. Take your students out of the classroom to gain hands-on experience in environmental studies and conversation at a unique field site near Calgary. This half-day field trip will explore the connections between water, wildlife and land use. Students will perform terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem assessments while collecting real-world data to inform conservation practices at the field site.

Three Herons is a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) site located 7 km north of Black Diamond. This conservation site is private land donated to NCC for conservation, restoration and education. Since 1962 the NCC has helped to protect over 15 million hectares of land across Canada.


Directions to Three Herons Conservation Area

Inside Education has a new water and wildlife conservation education program

 Three Herons

Our programs offer a unique field trip experience with curriculum-based activities that expose students to conservation as a part of land management.

  • Available for junior and senior high students
  • We can accommodate two classes on-site at a time (up to a maximum of 70 students)
  • Half-day program (9:30-11:30 am and 12:00-2:00 pm)
  • This field trip is no-cost
  • A $100/bus subsidy is available, see our busing subsidy policy for details
Program Themes

Conservation | ecosystem assessment | aquatic ecosystems | riparian areas | land use and multiple perspectives | wildlife | land management | stewardship.

Curriculum Connections

Environment & Outdoor Education
Gr. 8 | Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
Gr. 7 | Interactions and Ecosystems
Gr. 9 | Biological Diversity
Biology 20/30 Changes in Living Systems
Ecosystems and Population Change
CTS – Natural Resources – Forestry/Wildlife

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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