Field Trips

GRANARY ROAD IS AN ACTIVE LEARNING

DESTINATION LIKE NO OTHER IN CALGARY!

A giant, 3-level human sized ant farm filled with fun obstacles to navigate. A menacing 10-foot long animatronic wolf spider on top of a 20-foot high web climber. A sonar equipped “blind as a bat” maze that will literally make your head spin as you navigate just like our winged nocturnal friends. Indeed, this is not your ordinary field trip! 

Granary Road will take your students on an adventure that they will love and long remember. 

ACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

There are 4 types of content in each exhibit for teachers to access: Video, Display and Q&A Student Dialogue content in the Learning Kiosks plus multiple Learning Walls in and outside of each exhibit.


CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT & PROGRAMS

Each of the 11 exhibits at the Granary Road Active Learning Park contains content that aligns with Alberta Education’s Program of Studies and science curriculum requirements for every grade from kindergarten through grade 9. However, the robust educational content and exhilarating activity stations at Granary Road make it almost impossible to fully experience the entire park in one field trip. To help teachers plan field trips that are relevant to the science curriculum they are focusing on in their classroom and to ensure that each class has access to the Learning Kiosk at the times they want, Granary Road has identified several multi-exhibit programs.

Below is a list of programs based on grade and the amount of time the teacher and class have to spend at the park. Time allotment for each program was calculated by estimating 45 minutes in each exhibit, walk time between exhibits plus a 30 minute lunch or snack break.

PROGRAMS

2.5 HOUR FIELD TRIPS

GROW

Mushroom Meander, Orchard Tree House, Cropland Grow Row (estimated 30 minutes).

FARM

Cropland Grow Row (estimated 30 minutes), Farm Friends Petting Zoo, Chicken Coop.

BUGS

Arachnid Web, Ant Farm Adventure, Bee Hive Honeycomb (estimated 30 minutes).

SWAMP

Frog Pond Fun Pad, Wetlands, Mushroom Meander – Note: This program may go 3 hours long.

WINGS

Chicken Coop, Bat Cave Hangout, Bee Hive Honeycomb – Note: This program may go 3 hours long.

4.5 HOUR FIELD TRIPS

BATS, BUGS & BUNNIES

Bat Cave Hangout, Arachnid Web, Ant Farm Adventure, Bee Hive Honeycomb, Farm Friends Petting Zoo

FROGS, FUNGI, FRUIT & FEATHERS

Frog Pond Fun Pad, Mushroom Meander, Orchard Tree House, Chicken Coop, Farm Friends Petting Zoo

THE TREE LIFE

Mushroom Meander, Orchard Tree House, Bat Cave Hangout, Arachnid Web

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN FIELD TRIP PROGRAM!

If you don’t see a program that works perfectly for your class please contact a Granary Road Field Trip Planning Advisor at (403)-453-7623 to help you develop your own specialized program by selecting the exhibits you want to visit.