Nature and The Environment

Explore A Variety Of Education Programs!

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council offers a variety of nature-based programs which are available to schools, youth groups, and private organizations. Most of our programs are free for schools and non-profits! To view a breakdown of our Education Programs, click on the button below. You will find details on Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grade 4 to 6, Grades 5 to 8, General Interest, and Adult & Family Programs.

Environmental Education

Environmental Education and outdoor recreation are becoming increasingly important in today’s society.

The Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council wants to help ensure Albertans, especially youth, are environmentally literate, engaged in environmental stewardship and contribute to a healthy, sustainable future. These efforts enhance the connection between people and the environment and encourage healthy lifestyles.

The Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council offers a range of high-quality environmental, experiential Education Programs. They are targeted to teachers, students, and community organizations. We are currently the only local organization providing curriculum-linked environmental education programs in the area. We’re excited about each opportunity we have to encourage youth and all citizens and visitors to be active outdoors and to connect with nature while respecting our local wild places.

We have developed programs for every season and age group, from elementary to high school. Interpretive hikes with the Parks Council are available year-round and include snowshoeing in the winter months. Our educational programs are not exclusive to school classes and are available to youth groups, families, and adults.

Download a copy of our environmental Education Programs Catalog, or book a Kids and Youth Education Program, Adult and Family Education Program today!

Environmental Protection

Environmentally sustainable parks management.

Environmental Protection is a critical element of the Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council’s work. To manage the two parks in an environmentally sustainable manner, we conducted many biophysical surveys. We created a bird list, waterbird and bird habitat guides, lists of mammals, fish, plants, and vegetation classification and summary, vegetation guide, reptiles and amphibians, and significant natural features. We’ve also developed a Reclamation Strategy to guide the reclamation of industrial sites. Since that time, we’ve undertaken several important restoration and reclamation projects.