In accordance with the City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021, visitors ages 12 and older must provide government issued ID along with proof of vaccination, recent negative COVID-19 test, or valid medical exemption letter.

For full details, check Bow Habitat Station’s COVID-19 Response page.

Fish in Schools (FinS): Raise to Release Program

The FinS program is a unique opportunity for Alberta’s students to raise trout in the classroom! Over five months, students and teachers work together to maintain and monitor the development of rainbow trout – from egg to fry – in a classroom aquarium.

Students will learn about healthy aquatic ecosystems, environmental stewardship and fisheries stocking before releasing their fry into a provincially approved waterbody.

Learning Opportunities

Rainbow trout alevin raised in the FinS aquarium at Bow Habitat Station.

The FinS program aligns with learning objectives identified in Alberta Education’s general curriculum, including:

  • A trout’s life cycle;
  • Adaptations;
  • Healthy aquatic habitats; and
  • Water quality.

Program Guidelines

Student acclimatizing fish prior to releasing into an approved waterbody.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now closed.

To be considered for the FinS program, a school requires two project coordinators, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in good standing with FinS (applicable to past participants);
  • Signed consent from the school principal; and
  • Signed program guidelines acknowledging important program dates, required training and requirements.
  • To review the Program Guidelines please visit:

Please use the Q&A tool on the Education Portal if you have any further questions about the program.

For further questions regarding the FinS program:

Updated: Sep 30, 2021