Beaver Creek Programming
Call 306-374-2474 for program information.
Please visit Beaver Creek Conservation Area throughout the season to enjoy the natural area and Interpretive Centre.
About Beaver Creek Conservation Area
Beaver Creek Conservation Area offers the general public and schools opportunities to discover the wonders of nature. Hands-on activities in the Interpretive Centre give children the opportunity to learn more about Saskatchewan's wildlife. Their experience is enhanced through creative play such as the puppet theatre, and the SaskEnergy Beaver Pond. A selection of four nature trails are available year-round for all ages to enjoy.
Group Programs by Request
Beaver Creek Conservation Area is pleased to offer a variety of year-round nature programs to organized groups upon request. Please contact us for program details and pricing. 306-374-2474.
Grade Five Program
Grade Five Program
Beaver Creek Conservation Area’s Grade 5 educational program was originally developed with the Public and Catholic School Boards. This curriculum based program offers students seasonal outdoor learning through hands – on experiences. Students are facilitated through a variety of nature-based programs while on site from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Program Selection Includes:
- Bird Study – the observation and understanding of birds in their natural habitat. Students act as citizen scientists gathering information to help understand birds and their relationship with the changing climate.
- Branching Out – to develop an awareness of the diversity of woody plants and their role in nature.
- Discovery – to develop observational skills through creative use of the five senses in exploring Beaver Creek Conservation Area.
- Fish and Friends – to discover and appreciate the diversity of aquatic life forms in a prairie creek and the importance of water quality.
- Forest to Prairie – to compare the forest and prairie habitats and to identify individual plants and animals of each habitat.
- How Valleys Form – to enable the students to see the forces of weather that play a role in changing the creek valley.
- Leave it to Beaver – to investigate the unique habits and environment of the beaver. To discover how the beaver’s adaptations help it to survive.
- Predator Prey – to explore the relationships between predatory animals and their prey and the transfer of energy through the food chain.
- Rodent Reality – to investigate what a rodent is and identify the wild rodents that are found in Saskatchewan. To discuss how wildlife observation was used to predict weather conditions in the past.
- Seed You Later – to investigate different shapes and sizes of seeds and the various methods of seed dispersal used by plants.
- Snow Homes – to understand how winter weather and snow levels change the activity and behaviour of different winter animals.
- Track Detectives – as track detectives students are encouraged to unravel the mystery of track sequences and other signs of animal activity.
General Program Information
- A teacher inservice is offered each year at Beaver Creek Conservation Area.
- Each classroom booking includes an edu-kit with lesson plans and materials used to prepare students before their day out at the creek. Teachers will have access to the Beaver Creek Conservation Area edu-kit for pre-visit and post-visit activities.
- Interpretive staff facilitate the activities offered at Beaver Creek but each group requires 2 to 3 adults to accompany teachers to assist in student supervision.
- The day’s activities take place mainly in the outdoors but some time is spent within the comforts of the interpretive centre.
- Each program introduces the importance of wildlife watching and conservation.
Booking a Grade 5 Program
If your Grade 5 class would like to book a visit to Beaver Creek Conservation Area please contact us at 306-374-2474.