If you are looking for an exciting Edmonton field trip opportunity for your class, you’ll have no shortage of options in the Capital region. Here are just a few of the places where your students will learn something new while creating lasting memories with their peers:
The Art Gallery of Alberta:
You teach students to feed their minds, but you know the mind-body-emotional connection is important too. Engage your students’ deeper senses with the wonderful displays and programs at the Alberta Art Gallery (AGA). From indigenous art to traditional paintings, from exotic sculptures to creative installations, awaken your class’s inner artist with AGA’s educational programming.
John Janzen Nature Centre:
Providing interactive, hands-on ways for students to learn all about nature, the John Janzen Centre can accommodate groups from preschool, elementary or junior/senior high. The programs are designed to tie into established school curriculum goals, and they run rain or shine. Visit their website for complete details.
Devonian Botanic Gardens:
There is a reason why Devonian Botanic Gardens has been running field trip programs for over 25 years. Here, students can roam more than 240 acres of wetlands, butterfly gardens, Japanese gardens, and more. Don’t be alarmed if you are presented with a freshly caught frog! Take time to smell the roses as you and the kids get in touch with the beauty of the natural world. Programs are available for elementary through senior high school students.
TELUS World of Science:
For an out-of-this-world experience, take your class to TELUS World of Science (TWoS), where special programs are designed for each grade to complement the Alberta Education curriculum. TWoS also has educational programming for home-schooled children. Sometimes special presentations, such as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, can reserve time blocks for student groups.
Father Lacombe Chapel:
Go back in time when you visit the quaint delight that is Father Lacombe Chapel. Located in St. Albert, just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Edmonton, school programs are arranged by grade, and each student gets to experience life as a pioneer. Set against a tranquil backdrop of green space and helmed by outstanding interpretive guides, this is a school trip that whets the appetite for learning more about history.
Education is one of the most important building blocks of a child’s life, but learning in a classroom is just one piece of the puzzle. Field trips keep students engaged in their learning experiences, and they are fun for both students and teachers alike.