Program Descriptions

Grade 3 Ecology Programs – Northeast Swale
Explore Nature in the City! The Grade 3 Program at the Northeast Swale is a half-day of learning in a unique prairie wetland habitat. This program includes a nature hike in the ecological core of the Northeast Swale and features the exploration of ecosystem connections, identification of grassland plants and wildlife, nature mindfulness, and discussions of Indigenous Worldviews and treaty relationships as well as other place-based learnings.

These half-day programs (9:30 am – 11:30 am OR 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm) are offered in spring (May & June) and fall (September & October).

Learn more about the Northeast Swale

Students walk through the Meewasin Northeast Swale

Grade 5 Ecology Programs – Beaver Creek Conservation Area
Beaver Creek Ecology programs include a full day of learning out in nature! You and your students will learn about and observe spring/fall migration, and mating and nesting behaviors of common birds at Beaver Creek with a special focus on the resident Black-capped Chickadee. This program also explores the impacts of weather systems on plants and animals, sustainable grassland management, medicinal plant uses, keystone species, predator-prey relationships, and the importance of citizen science.

These full-day programs (10:00 am – 2:30 pm) are offered each spring (April – June) and fall (September – November). We are grateful to SaskPower for their support of Meewasin’s educational programming.

Students walk through Beaver Creek Meewasin

Ages 10 -13 – Yellow Fish Road™ & Sanitary Sewer Program

Sign up to be a Water Warrior and take action to protect our river! The Yellow Fish Road™ program educates students that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams and anything other than rainwater can harm life in and around the water! This program shows students how they can be part of keeping our storm water healthy to ensure a safe water source for them and everyone downstream as well. Participants learn about the impact of pollution and what steps they can take to protect their local water, then they can take action by painting yellow fish symbols with the words ‘Rain Only’ by storm drains and distributing informative fish-shaped brochures to nearby households reminding people that ‘Only Rain Goes Down the Drain’.

With the support from the City of Saskatoon, we will also take a look at the Sanitary Sewer System, to learn the difference between this system and the Storm Drain System and the consequences of our daily actions. Students will learn a brief history of water sanitation, have an interactive discussion on how the sanitary sewer system works and learn how they can make a positive difference to the health of our sanitary sewer system and river!  

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM please contact our Interpretive Programs Coordinator:

Grade 5 Cross-Country Ski Program – Beaver Creek Conservation Area
In this full day program, students have an opportunity to feed the resident Black-capped Chickadees at Beaver Creek and to learn about winter adaptations, the importance of snow as habitat, and animal tracks on the open prairie. Students are introduced to cross-country skiing through a short lesson, followed by a 60 – 90 minute ski on the upland prairie with stunning views of the South Saskatchewan River Valley.

This ski trail is both fun and accessible for all skill levels! This full-day program (10:00 am – 2:30 pm) is offered in winter (January – March).

Learn more about Beaver Creek Conservation Area

All Grade Levels – Rink Bookings at the Cameco-Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza
Book the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza in downtown Saskatoon for your class and partake in a classic Canadian winter experience! We will have a selection of games and activities available for you to use with your class or you can simply enjoy time to free skate!

Half-day bookings are available during the outdoor skating season (January – March).

Please Note: While we accept bookings for all grade levels at the rink, this experience is best suited for Grades 4 and up.

QUESTIONS? For questions related to programming/facilities please contact our Interpretive Team at 306-374-2474.