This is a great opportunity to put into practice what students are learning in the classroom. School programs are available for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and adult education classes are also welcome. Programs can be adapted to fit your education needs, in the classroom, in the park, or at the EECO, the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan.
Programs are hands on and discovery based. Each program is linked to the curriculum. Consult the School Program Guide, to find out how the program fits the learning objectives outlined by the BC Ministry of Education.
Come for an hour or combine programs and make a day of it!
Each Regional Park program is:
- Experiential with hands on activities and explorations of our natural environment and local heritage
- One hour in length, unless otherwise requested
- Restricted to one class (25 to 30 students, maximum 10 parent/family members accompanied)
- Available seven days a week
- A suggested donation of $1 per student
- Flexible and accessible, please let us know how we can best meet your needs
- Special Projects in the parks are available for classes (in the past we have planted trees and shrubs or rehabilitated damaged ecosystems in the park)
School Program Guide.pdf
Teacher Evaluation Form.pdf
Field Trip Checklist.pdf
Our Current Programs are:
Walking Nature's Way- nature walk
Power of Habitat - investigating the link between animals and their habitat
Pond Study - explore the depths of Regional Parks ponds
Something's Fishy- Kokanee spawning program available in the fall only
A Look Back at the Gellatly Nut Farm - heritage and orchard tour at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park
Owls of the Okanagan- learn about Okanagan owl species and what makes owls different from other birds (owl pellet dissection available by request)
Tadpole Tales- preschool story time
- What's the Buzz? - exploring the role of bees and other pollinators. Available April through October.
- Bears - delve into the life cycle, behaviours and characteristics of black bears.
To book a school program or field trip contact the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) at 250-469-6140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events for details on all our Regional Parks programs.
I would like to receive more information about Regional Parks & Events