Direct from: Banff National Park - Blazing Trails

Direct From Banff National Park: Blazing Trails

Suitable for grades 5-7.

For more information or to book, please contact [email protected] or call 403.817.6800.

Grades 5-7


Thursday, May 16, 2024
11:00 AM – Noon MT


Parks Canada


Per class online (up to 35 students): $85
Individual student/household: $5

What do fire, fences, bridges and tunnels have in common in Banff National Park?

Join Parks Canada staff live from a wildlife corridor in Banff National Park to find out how healthy habitats for animals are created and protected throughout the park. Students will learn about different habitat types and how animals use them, understand how wildlife corridors connect habitat areas and see how prescribed fire is an important part of restoring and improving these spaces for wildlife.

Alberta curriculum connections:

  • Grade 4 Science (new): Earth Systems: Students Investigate the systems of Earth and reflect on how their interconnections sustain life.
  • Grade 5 Social: 5.1 Physical Geography of Canada.
  • Grade 6 Science: E: Trees & Forests.
  • Grade 7 Science: A: Interactions and Ecosystems.

Topics explored:

  • Habitats and ecosystems.
  • Trees and forests.
  • Wildlife corridors.
  • Fire management and conservation in Canada’s national parks.
  • Collaboration with Parks Canada to protect Canada’s natural heritages.

For more information or to book, please contact [email protected] or call 403.817.6800.


TELUS Spark Science Centre gratefully acknowledges Repsol Oil & Gas Canada for their generous support of the award-winning Direct From series.

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