Freshwater Field School

The freshwater field school is run in partnership with Alberta Parks. For more information and to book a session please visit the Alberta Parks website.

Quick facts 

  • The Field School program is operated/administered in partnership with the Elbow River Watershed Partnership and Kananaskis Country, Environmental Education Program
  • The Field School started in the Spring in 2005
  • Nearly 18,700 students have participated in the program since it's inception
  • Over 2,300 volunteers participated in the program between 2005 and 2018
  • 249 schools participated between 2005 and 2018
  • We have had both spring and fall programs since 2008
  • Freshwater Field Study FAQ document download pdf FAQ - Freshwater Field School Program (307 KB)

Our Freshwater Field School was the feature of our September 2015 newsletter. Read more about it in the news section.


Questions about the Freshwater Field School program? Ask Anne


Program Partners facilitating 2018 Field Study Educator training:

Alberta Parks, Kananaskis Region
Alberta Tomorrow
Bow River Basin Council
The City of Calgary
Colpitts Ranch
Elbow River Watershed Partnership
Glencoe Golf & Country Club
Glenbow Museum
Shell Canada Ltd.
Spray Lake Sawmills
Trout Unlimited
University of Calgary, Earth Sciences

We are grateful for the following 2018 sponsors and partners for the Freshwater Field Study Program

Thanks to these sponsors, the Freshwater Field Study Program is heavily subsidized:

Elbow River Watershed Patnership casino volunteers

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership

Alberta Environment and Parks, Kananaskis Country

The City of Calgary

Rocky View County 

Previous financial and in-kind supporters of the Freshwater Field Study

Friends of Kananaskis Country

Bow River Basin Council

Mountain Equipment Coop

Lafarge Canada Inc

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Land Stewardship Centre

Alberta Ecotrust