Virtual Programs

The next best thing to learning in-person at Bow Habitat Station is our virtual programs. An experienced environmental educator will take you on a journey from your classroom to the aquariums, the marshes, or throughout Alberta’s environmental landscape. Our programs are designed to satisfy curriculum requirements.

Virtual Programs

Seasonal | May, June & September
Cost: $40

Help Rayne the rainbow trout find their fishy friends in this live, virtual story time coming to you from the Bow Habitat Station aquariums! Explore the unique shapes, patterns, and colours of fish and discover how you can use characteristics to identify some of the many species that live in Alberta.

Program Add-ons

Cost: $20

Add to your virtual story time with 30 fish hat crafts sent directly to your class. After your program, get creative and decorate your own fish hats with the colours, patterns and characteristics you just learnt. Don’t forget to share a photo of your ‘school’!

Curriculum ties:

  • Kindergarten – Environment and Community Awareness
  • Grade 1 Science – Topic E: Needs of Animals and Plants
  • Grade 2 Science – Topic E: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
  • Grade 3 Science – Topic E: Animal Life Cycles

Cost: $80

Investigate the wild animals who call Alberta home! From mammals and birds to reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects, we’ll explore how to identify Alberta’s wildlife by learning about their unique characteristics. Get ready to decipher clues and follow the facts to test your abilities in identifying some well-known and lesser-known wildlife. Whether furry, feathered, scaly or too small to see, you’ll learn that each of these creatures plays an important role in maintaining healthy ecosystems - and so do you!

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 1 Science – Topic E: Needs of Animals and Plants
  • Grade 2 Science – Topic E: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
  • Grade 5 Science – Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems

Cost: $80

Meet some of the hidden critters – aquatic invertebrates – who make their homes in Alberta’s waters! Investigate the varying lifecycle stages that happen both in and out of the water, and where you might find them in your own city or neighbourhood. Using a dichotomous key, you’ll learn the unique characteristics of local invertebrates and practice your new-found skills in identifying different species. By the end of this program, you’ll be ready to pick up your dip net and explore your local wetland and identify your neighbourhood invertebrates!

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 2 Science – Topic E: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
  • Grade 3 Science – Topic E: Animal Life Cycles
  • Grade 5 Science – Topic E: Wetland Ecosystem

Cost: $80

Swim along and discover the life cycle of rainbow trout from egg to alevin, fry, and adult. Explore their unique characteristics, adaptations and behaviors as they grow and develop, and help identify ways that your actions can keep fish and their habitats healthy!

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 3 Science – Topic E: Animal Life Cycles

Cost: $80

Dive into Alberta's waters and swim alongside fish as they navigate the murky waters of environmental change. Be ready to get a bit creative as we enter into a fin-tasy land and brainstorm imaginative ways to help fish adapt and overcome environmental changes. In this session, students will explore the impacts of their own actions on local ecosystems and what they mean for the long-term health and survival of Alberta's fish.

Curriculum ties:

  • Grade 3 Science – Topic E: Animal Life Cycles
  • Grade 5 Science – Topic E: Wetland Ecosystems

Book a Virtual Program

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.

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.

Book today:

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


Updated: Aug 29, 2022