COVID-19 response: The Discovery Centre and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public with enhanced safety measures in place.

School Programs

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

2020-2021 School Program Bookings

Payment for school programs is due 15 business days prior to your first scheduled program date in order to secure your booking.

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

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to change or cancel certain program activities where extraordinary circumstances warrant, due to weather or other unforeseen business interruption.

All on-site program participants will be asked to follow the City of Calgary facial covering bylaw.

Staying Safe Together

Your safety is our priority. Learn about how the Fish Hatchery is taking action to keep you safe on our COVID-19 response page.

What if I am unable to attend the program due to COVID-19?

Please let us know as soon as possible. If you arrive and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to participate. We will do our best to reschedule you to another date later in the season, or offer a full refund. Requests must be made no later than two business days after your previously scheduled program.

Digital Programs: Ages 6+

All digital programs run for 50 minutes including a brief question and answer period.

  • Sessions are delivered through zoom. Participants are not required to download software or create a user account.
  • Up to 5 classes from the same school or 5 groups may attend at once.
  • Classes or groups are welcome to participate either as a group or from individual devices.
  • A large screen and speakers are recommended.
  • Microphones and web cameras are recommended but not required.
  • Programs are recommended for ages 6 and up.
Digital Programs

Marsh Mysteries $80

Learn how to identify some of Alberta’s wetland critters as you investigate their characteristics and lifecycles in this interactive webinar.

Nature Sense $80

What can you see, hear, smell, and feel around you? Animals have senses too! Learn how Alberta’s wildlife use their senses to explore local environments!

Fish Hatchery Tour $80

Follow the journey that millions of Alberta’s trout take each year, from egg to adult on a digital tour of the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Learn about the lifecycle as a trout and Alberta’s stocking program.

Who Am I? $80

Calling all nature detectives! Use clues and fun facts to investigate some of Alberta’s local wildlife species!

Deck Out a Trout $80

Discover know some of Alberta’s fish and then create a fish of your own, ready to navigate the waters of their changing environments.

Onsite Programs: Preschool - Grade 5+

Two students in classroom at Bow Habitat Station learning about microbes; one with hand raised to ask a question.

These programs provide hands-on learning experiences that tie directly to Alberta Education’s Program of Studies.

Give us a call at 403-297-6561 and we will help you find a program that’s right for you, or visit our Group Programs page to Build Your Own Adventure.


Updated: Sep 10, 2020