Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks

Snow Science and Safety ... on Snowshoes

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Cold Water Safety

Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
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  • Introduce your students to the science of snow.
  • Students
    • Dig snow pits, take gradient temperatures and identify snow crystals
    • Analyze snow layers and begin to interpret what this means for avalanche predictions and safety
    • Play snowshoe games
    • Improve their awareness and understanding of the winter world
  • Snowshoes are NOT provided for this program.
Grade(s):7 - 12
Curriculum:Environmental and Outdoor Education
Duration:Full-Day
Location:Peter Lougheed and Spray Valley Provincial Parks
Max. Group Size:35
Fees:$200
Availability:Winter

Updated: Apr 12, 2018