In-School Programs

Discover Archaeology

Curriculum Connections

Kindergarten & Division One programs focus on the basic concepts of cultural identity; past, present, and future; and order in archaeology. The programs explore cultural diversity relevant to the curricula studied in each grade (including a variety of Canada’s historical and native peoples, as well as components from the international Grade 3 curriculum).

Division Two programs focus on local and regional cultural identities in Alberta and Canada. Grade 4 students are introduced to 11,000 years of life in Alberta. From native life, to the fur trade and European settlement, station work and excavations provide students with insight into Alberta’s history and ancestry from an archaeologist’s point of view. Through station work and excavations, Grade 5 students examine Canadian history and peoples through archaeology. Grade 6 students explore the science of archaeology. From survey to lab work, they look at how and why archaeologists make the decisions they do.

  • Grade One: 1.2 Moving Forward with the Past
  • Grade Two: 2.1 Canada’s Dynamic Communities
  • Grade Three: 3.1 Communities in the World
  • Grade Four: All outcomes in Alberta: The Land, Histories, and Stories
  • Grade Five: All outcomes in Canada: The Land and Stories
  • Grade Six: 6.2 Historical Models of Democracy: Ancient Athens and the Iroquois Confederacy (and Science Topic D: Evidence and Investigation)


Kindergarten & Division One – In-class, half day, $175/class*, max 32 students

Division Two – In-class, half day, $175/class* and full day $330/class, max 32 students

*All in-class programs have transportation and set up fees. GST is added to the base price of all programs. Save by booking multiple programs! See below for details.

Additional Costs

We bring the programs to you! To cover this cost, there is a $75 transportation fee per day, to a maximum of $150 per school when programs are booked on consecutive days.

There is a $50 set up fee per school.

Special deals

Multiple grade/class bookings are encouraged. If you book 5 or more consecutive days we will waive the transportation fee!

Book two half day programs of the same type in one day and pay a discounted rate of $330!

Book Now!

For more information or to book your program please email or call Nathan at 403-851-9053!

255001 Glenbow Road
Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7
Phone: 403-851-9053

Park Hours
The park is open for your enjoyment Sunrise to Sunset every day of the year.

Visitor Information Centre
Open 11:00 am to 3:00 pm* on weekends over the fall and winter pending volunteer availability.





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