Direct from Banff National Park

Direct From Banff National Park: Follow the Bison Herd

Suitable for Grades 4-9


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

11 AM - 12 PM (MST)


Zoom - Participants will receive a link after registering

and/ or

TELUS Spark Science Centre


Individual Student/Household: $5

Per class online (up to 35 students): $100

Per class at Spark (up to 35 students): $245


Suitable for Grades 4-9

Pack up, it is time to follow the bison herd

TELUS Spark is partnering with Parks Canada to provide students a unique opportunity to learn about the bison recently reintroduced to Banff National Park. This interactive tour includes a live Q&A session with an expert on location in the park through one of the most iconic ecosystems on the planet.

Learn all about the incredible species that call this park home, along with species interactions, human connections, predator-prey relationships, conservation efforts, and technologies Banff National Park uses to monitor bison. Witness the reawakening of eons-old ecological relationships as bison return to their ancestral lands.


At TELUS Spark

One Session: $245 per class (includes admission to the science centre)


$5 per student, or $100 per class (up to 35 students)


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

11 AM - 12 PM (MST)

About Banff

Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Over three million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 4: Alberta: The Land, Histories, and Stories
  • Grade 5: Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories
  • Grade 6: Trees and Forests 
  • Grade 7: Interactions and Ecosystems, Planet Earth 
  • Grade 9: Biodiversity, Environmental Chemistry 

For more information please contact [email protected]

For in-person bookings at Spark, please call 403.817.6802

Virtual Bookings Class Bookings

Laurie Schwartz, Outreach Educator, Banff National Park

Laurie is a founding member of Parks Canada’s Mountain WIT, a group dedicated to sharing the stories of Banff National Park in a fun and memorable way. She is the author of “A Beary, Berry Good Day/ Une «baie» bonne journée,” an award-winning bilingual children’s book about grizzly bears. Her dedication to public service and creativity in education programs was recognized with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Laurie and her team are currently recording a “Parks Playlist” of songs about #WildlifeRules!

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