Meewasin is the steward of the river valley in Saskatoon and area, which is upwards of 67 square kilometers of area. Our staff works hard year-round to conserve and monitor the natural spaces that provide habitat for wildlife, provide opportunities for outdoor learning, and offer engaging public experiences in the Meewasin Valley.
Guided School Programs
Meewasin’s Interpretive Team offers seasonal programming and land-based learning opportunities to students and teachers at sites such as the Northeast Swale, Beaver Creek Conservation Area (BCCA), and the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza.
In partnership with Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Divisions, Meewasin is currently offering Grade 3 Programming at the Northeast Swale, Grade 5 programming at Beaver Creek Conservation Area supported by SaskPower, and the opportunity for classes to book the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza (skating season only).
Booking information for these programs will be distributed through the school divisions directly.
View Program Descriptions here.
View Resources for Educators here.
Meewasin provides information about available programs (including how to submit a program request) to the school divisions to distribute to teachers in September (fall programs), December (winter programs) & March (spring programs).
HOW MANY PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?
Depends on the site, season and length of program. We typically try to offer programming on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Due to high demand, Meewasin is working with the school divisions to ensure equitable access to these programs. Preference may be given to schools that did not participate in a program in the previous school year.
DOES MY DIVISION PROVDE SUPPORT FOR THESE PROGRAMS?
For questions related to division financial support and bus bookings please contact:
Saskatoon Public Schools SSSAD, Athletics and Out of School Education P: 306.683.8273
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Coordinator of Learning Services P: 306.659.7075
DO I BOOK MY BUS FOR THESE PROGRAMS?
Meewasin does not coordinate transportation arrangements. For questions related to bus bookings please, contact your school division as noted above.
WHAT IF I’M NOT WITH THESE SCHOOL DIVISIONS OR AM INTERESTED IN PROGRAMMING FOR A DIFFERENT GRADE-LEVEL OR GROUP?
Meewasin’s guided program offerings are currently limited due to the pandemic, however, we are assessing interest to help us plan for future programming. To inquire about a program, please contact the Interpretive Team at 306-374-2474 (Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm).