In accordance with the City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021, visitors ages 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination, proof of a negative test result, or a medical exemption from vaccine letter to enter Bow Habitat Station.

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

School Programs

Connect with Alberta's wild side at Bow Habitat Station! Investigate Alberta's fish, water and wildlife in the Discovery Centre, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetland.

Our curriculum-based school programs aim to inspire curiosity and encourage students to think, plan and act with the environment in mind.

Virtual Programs – at-home or in-classroom learning

Marsh Mysteries virtual program on computer screen

Virtual programs are approximately 60-minute sessions, including a brief question and answer period at the end of the program. Programs are recommended for ages 6 and up.

  • Up to four classes from the same school may attend at once.
  • Participation as a group in one space or from individual devices can be accommodated for schools or group organizations.
  • Sessions are delivered through Zoom. Microsoft Teams or Google Meets. Participants are not required to download software or create a user account.
  • Logging in using a large screen / monitor and speakers is recommended.
  • Microphones and web cameras are recommended but not required.

2021-22 School Year – Staying Safe Together

Bow Habitat Station is committed to ensuring the safety of our visitors and staff. As the situation develops, every effort will be made to comply with current public health guidelines in place.

School Programs

Preschool (45 min) $150

Discover Fish
Journey through the life cycle of Alberta’s rainbow trout from egg to adult! Discover the unique patterns and needs of fish as they grow.

Animal Tracks
Step into the footprints of Alberta’s wildlife. Students are led on a scavenger hunt through the Discovery Centre to explore the movements of Alberta's animals and identify the tracks they leave behind.

Early Childhood Education:

  • Play, Participation, and Possibilities

Kindergarten: Fish Finds, Scales & Tales (1.5 hours) $200

Dive into life underwater and investigate Alberta’s fish! Students explore the physical characteristics, habitat and life cycle of a trout through hands-on activities in the Discovery Centre.

Curriculum ties:

  • Environment and Community Awareness
  • Citizenship and Identity

Grade 1: SENSE-ational (2 hours) $250

What does a trout spy with its little eye? Students learn about the SENSEational trout by investigating how our senses compare to those of a fish.

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 1 Science – Topic D Senses

Grade 3: Trout Tales (4.5 hours) $350

Adventure is calling! Take a trip through the life cycle of a trout - from egg and alevin to fry and adult. Students investigate fish development, habitat and adaptations.

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 3 Science – Topic E Animal Life Cycles

Grade 5: March through the Marsh seasonally May, June & September (4.5 hours) $350

Take a march though the Interpretive Wetlands and discover the creatures that make their home here. Students connect with the little things in life as they marsh dip and explore the local biodiversity.

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 5 Science – Topic E Wetland Ecosystems
School Programs Bookings

Bookings are subject to availability and booked on a first-call, first-served basis. Call early to avoid disappointment.

Programs booked over 30 business days in advance are emailed an invoice along with payment instructions. Payment is required a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of your program date.

Programs booked within 30 business days of their scheduled booking date must make their payment in full within the next 48 hours to secure the booking.

Cancellation policy:

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to cancel programs/bookings due to unexpected business interruptions and/or severe weather warnings issued by Environment Canada. Where possible, alternate activities may be substituted and/or activities rescheduled to a later date. Should less than 50% of a program be completed, a refund of 50% of the program fee will be provided. Should more than 50% of a program be completed, no refunds will be provided.

A full refund will be provided for programs requesting a refund due to testing positive, experiencing symptoms and/or being a close contact of an individual with COVID-19.

A full refund will be provided for program cancellations received a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of their first schedule program date. All other cancellation will be subject to a $50 per class/group/program fee.

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For more information, help with finding a program that’s right for you and to book your program, call

Updated: Aug 31, 2021