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Teacher as Naturalist Series

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Nature Walk with Experienced Naturalists

Join a guided walk to talk about nature!

When: November 4, 2023, 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Barrier Lake Field Station

Cost: $20 per session

Limited to 25 people per session

Learn about the trees, plants, rocks and animals around the area. Brainstorm ideas to incorporate into your class.  Barrier Lake Field Station. Bring a lunch and come dressed for outdoors (easy terrain). 

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Shadow a Field Trip

See a real field trip in action!

Join the BGI Team as they guide school groups through field trips and nature excursions. 

Location: BioGeoscience Institute in Kanananskis

When: List of available field trips TBA*

Cost: Free

Valid PIC (as of July 1, 2023) required. 

Limited to 5 spots per field trip

*This opportunities depends on when field trips are scheduled with schools at BGI and your own availability. If you are interested in shadowing a field trip, please email Savannah Poirier Hollander on the BGI Team and they will let you know when there are upcoming field trip opportunities. 



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BGI Workshops

½ day workshop on leading/creating guided interpretive walks through the nature on campus

When: Two session options

  • February 8, 2024, 1 pm - 3 pm 
  • February 9, 2024, 1 pm - 3 pm 

Location: On Campus (meeting location TBA)  

Cost: $10

Limited to 15 people per session

GET OUTSIDE and start your teaching with flair! Join naturalists/interpreters for a day of building your naturalist toolbox and figuring out how to incorporate nature into your teaching!  Learn group management, safety, what works, how to learn outside, how to document, and how to pull it all together.

There are two sessions available. They are the same session so you only need to sign up for one.

Experiential Learning Check-In & Reflection Opportunities

All participants in Experiential Learning programs are welcome and encouraged to attend at least two of the check-in & reflection sessions below as part of their program. Reflection is an incredibly important part of experiential learning. It encourages students to consider their experience so far and to adjusted as needed as they go forward through the rest of their program, or into the next step of their career.

Fall Check-In & Reflection Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024: 9:30 am (Zoom)
  • Monday, October 21, 2024: 2:30 pm (in-person)
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2024: 5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Monday, November 4, 2024: 9:30 am (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024: 12:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 29, 2024: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024: 5:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024: 9:30 am (in-person)

Winter Check-In & Reflection Sessions

  • Monday, January 20, 2025: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Monday, January 20, 2025: 2:30 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, January 30, 2025: 9:00 am (in-person)
  • Monday, February 3, 2025: 9:30 am (in-person)
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2025: 12:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025: 1:30 pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2025: 5:00 pm (Zoom)