Access to Manitoba’s provincial parks for your students is just a CLICK away!

Our Parks in the Classroom program provides FREE live interactive videoconference programs, also known as virtual field trips. Students at all grade levels across Manitoba connect live with Park Interpreters and learn curriculum content standards within the context of Manitoba’s provincial park system.

The primary focus of our Parks in the Classroom programs are to connect students with the natural, cultural and historical features in our parks remotely.  These virtual field trips allow students that have experienced geographic and socio-economic barriers to visit parks, or in current situations like those presented by COVID-19. By reaching directly into "remote" classrooms, students are able to interact directly with park professionals and access provincial parks in a way not always possible due to current restrictions and limited access.

Scroll through the program options below and register today!  Check back often as we add more programs!

Park Adventures

Discover our signature experiences and destinations in provincial parks!

Birds Hill Provincial Park

After the Ice Age

Discover how glaciers shaped the Manitoba landscape into what we see today.  We’re not as flat as you might think!

Subjects: Science Recommended Grades: 3-4
Learning Outcomes:  Gr. 3 - Soils in the Environment; Gr. 4 - Habitats & Communities; Gr. 4 - Rocks, Minerals & Erosion.


Birds on the Hill

Explore the various birds of Birds Hill Provincial Park using bird counts and identification techniques.

Subjects: Science Recommended Grades: 1-6
Learning Outcomes: Gr.1 - Characteristics & Needs of Living Things; Gr. 2 - Growth & Changes in Animals; Gr. 4 - Habitats & Communities; Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things.


Prairie Pioneers

Take a step back in time to the Kudlowich homestead and discover the life of early settlers on the prairie.

Subjects: Social Studies Recommended Grades: 2-6
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 2 - Our Local Community; Gr. 4 - History of Manitoba (contributions of cultural communities & changes in the way of life); Gr. 6 - Building a Nation (immigration / agriculture).

Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Biome Soup

Meet Wendy the Wetland Witch as she makes a biome soup for Mother Nature.

Subjects: Science Recommended Grades: 2-7
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals; Gr. 3 - Growth and Changes in Plants; Gr. 4 - Habitats and Communities & Rocks, Minerals, Erosion; Gr 6 - Diversity of Living Things; Gr. 7 - Interactions within Ecosystems & Earths Crust


Flashback to the Fur Trade

Meet an independent fur trader and learn about the rise and fall of Pine Fort – a fur trade supply post that was located in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

Subjects: Social Studies Recommended Grades: K-8
Learning Outcomes: K - The people around me, The world around me; Gr. 1 - I Belong, My Environment, Connecting with Others; Gr 2 - Our Local Community, Communities in Canada, The Canadian Community; Gr 3 - Communities of the World; Gr 4 - Living in Manitoba, History of Manitoba; Gr 5 - First Peoples, Fur Trade; Gr 6 - Building a Nation; Gr 8 - Understanding Societies Past and Present.


The Spirit Sands 

Discover how the iconic sand dunes were formed, and created the prime habitat for two species at risk found in Spruce Woods. Meet a live hognose snake and northern prairie skink during this program!

Subjects: Science  Recommended Grades: K-12
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 1 – Characteristics and needs of living things; Gr. 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals; Gr. 4 - Habitats and Communities; Gr. 6: Diversity of Living Things; Gr. 7 - Interactions within Ecosystems; Senior 1 – Reproduction; Senior 2 - Dynamics of Ecosystems.


Murder in the Dunes

Learn various wildlife identification techniques as you determine who murdered Stewie the Skink in this fun and educational program.

Subjects: Science Recommended Grades: 1-7
Learning Outcomes: Grade 1 - Characteristics and Needs of Living Things; Grade 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals; Grade 4 - Habitats and Communities; Grade 6 - Diversity of living Things; Grade 7 - Interactions within Ecosystems.

 
Whiteshell Provincial Park

Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary

The dedication and hard work of Alfred Hole has helped preserve the Giant Canada Goose as well as many other waterfowl species.  Discover the diversity of waterfowl as well as the conservation efforts enacted to preserve them.

Subjects: Sciences Recommended Grades: 2-6
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals; Gr. 4 - Living in Manitoba; Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things; Gr. 8 - Water Systems (impacts of humans on the sustainability of water resources).


Petroforms of Manitoba

Petroforms are figures laid out on bedrock in the forms of turtles, snakes, humans and abstract patterns. Discover these historical rock formations placed by indigenous peoples thousands of years ago and why they remain important today.

Subjects: Social Studies, Indigenous Studies Recommended Grades: 4-12
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 4 - History of Manitoba; Gr. 5 - First Peoples.


Whiteshell Fish Hatchery

Millions of fish are stocked into southern Manitoba every year. Discover how and why a variety of fish species are spawned, raised and stocked into Manitoba’s waters courtesy of the Whiteshell Fish Hatchery.

Subjects: Sciences R ecommended Grades: 2-6
Learning Outcomes:Gr. 2 - Growth and Changes in Animals; Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things.


Additional Programs

These programs are presented from Park Interpreters across the province.

Early Years
Fantastic Flora

Explore the plants that make up our natural world and how seeds allow a plant to reproduce.

Subjects: Science
Learning Outcomes: K - Trees; Gr. 1 - Characteristics & Needs of Living Things; Gr. 3 - Growth & Changes in Plants.


Animal Adaptations

Discover how some animals adapt to their environment through physical and behavioural changes.

Subject: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 1 - Characteristics & Needs of Living Things; Gr. 3 - Growth & Changes in Animals; Gr. 4 - Habitats & Communities; Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things.


Super Soils

Think soil is boring? Think again! Investigate how soil reacts with these hands-on experiments.

Grades: 3-4
Subject: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 3 - Soils in the Environment; Gr. 4 - Rocks, Minerals & Erosion.


Wonderful Water Systems

Discover how water flows across our land and what you can do to help keep our watersheds clean.

Subjects: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 2 - Air & Water in the Environment.

Middle Years
Animal Adaptations

Discover how some animals adapt to their environment through physical and behavioural changes.

Subjects: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things.


Alien Invaders

Identify the alien species invading our province and how you can stop their spread.

Subjects: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 6 - Diversity of Living Things / Gr. 7 - Interactions within Ecosystems / Gr. 8 - Water Systems.


Wonderful Water Systems

Discover how water flows across our land and what you can do to help keep our watersheds clean.

Subject: Science
Learning Outcomes: Gr. 8 - Water Systems.

Senior Years
Choose Your Own Camping Adventure

Sustainability - what does it mean?  Discover how your choices and actions can lead to a sustainable world.

Subjects: Biology; Sustainable Tourism


Picture Perfect Parks

Become a park planner and create your own natural space.  Discover how your choices impact wildlife and the natural world.

Subjects: Biology; Sustainable Tourism; Current Topics in Science 
Learning Outcomes: Senior 2 Science – Dynamics of Ecosystems; Senior 3 Current Topics – Science, Technology, Society and the Environment; Biology 12 – Conservation of Biodiversity; Senior ¾ Sustainable Tourism – Trends in Tourism; Environmental Sustainability, Tourism on Local Ecosystems; Sustainable Economic Practices, Visitor Experiences, Career & Educational Opportunities.


Manitoba Wildlife

This virtual program takes students through the identification of animal furs, tracks, skulls, and scats. Dental formula, quadrats and the mark recapture population estimation methods.  

Subjects: Biology, Envirothon Wildlife Discipline Training
Learning Outcomes: Senior 2 – Dynamics of Ecosystems; Biology 12 – Conservation of Biodiversity;


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Please contact us for more information on interpretive programming.

Manitoba Parks
Interpretation Unit
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB   R3J 3W3
ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca
1-800-214-6497