Homeschooler Days

Heritage Park is Perfect for Homeschoolers with Curious Minds

Students enjoying Homeschooler Days

Join us on May 10th, 2024 to experience Wetlands curriculum-based school programs that allow children to explore history as close to first hand as possible! Using a variety of activities, our interpreters will lead children through a thoughtful, fun and exciting day they won’t soon forget! Scroll down to register today!

Dates: May 10th, 2024

Price: $56 per student, GST exempt

Check-in: 9:15 am

Program Duration: 9:30 am – 2 pm

Important Additional Information

  • Registrations are for full day only.
  • Younger siblings are not allowed to attend with registered students.
  • All programs run for the same amount of time and have the same price.
  • Each program is limited to 15 participants with a guardian/teacher.
  • Please register early to ensure your spot.
  • On the morning of the field trip, check-in will be in Burn’s Barn.
  • Please refer to your confirmation letter for additional information about this day.

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Grade 1-2-3 Program

Wetlands Detectives

This program is designed to give students an opportunity to be wetland “detectives” as they explore the pond and surrounding area of our wetland. The classroom portion called “Create a Critter” is designed to give them a creative opportunity to design a creature that lives in or around the wetland. These creatures will be thoughtful creations with adaptive features.

Price: $56 per student, GST exempt. Each student is allowed one complimentary guardian.

Wetlands Detectives Duration: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Lunch: 11:30 am – 12 pm


Grade 4-5-6 Program

Wetlands and the West

Discover the history and significance wetlands ecosystems played in the settlement of the West and the vital function they perform today. Students are introduced to the flow of water from precipitation to its entrance to the water table and some of the local flora and fauna found along the way. Your class will investigate invertebrate life by pond-dipping in our own Bissett Wetlands. The program continues in the classroom. This section will teach the way in which the First Nations people – with a focus on the Blackfoot – and early settlers interacted with water, and how water usage has changed over time in both groups. This will be done through a combination of stories, artifact demonstrations, and activities.

Price: $56 per student, GST exempt. Each student is allowed one complimentary guardian.

Wetlands and the West Duration: 9:30 am – 2 pm

Lunch: 11:30 am – 12 pm