Travelling by bus, students monitor the Elbow River from its pristine headwaters in Kananaskis Country to Calgary. Students test the water for a variety of abiotic factors and examine biotic features at key locations. Students also study the land-use impacts on this aquatic ecosystem.
This program is conducted in partnership with the Elbow River Watershed Partnership. Teachers are required to attend a brief teacher program orientation.
We also offer an in-class pre-program called "Elbow River Field Study Survival guide - Go Places, Get Smart, Stay Dry". This one-hour interactive presentation is designed to complement the field study and will be scheduled in coordination with it.
|Grade(s):||8 - 9|
|Themes:||FreshWater & Saltwater Systems (Grade 8); Environmental Chemistry (Grade 9)|
|Type:||Field Study / Classroom Combo|
|Location:||Various locations in the Elbow Valley|
|Max. Group Size:||35|
|Fees:||$300 for both field study and in-class presentation|
|Availability:||Spring & Fall|