At the Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Historic Fort Normandeau we pay special attention to the needs of Central Alberta students. 

All of our school programs are directly tied to the Alberta Learning curriculum. This enables us to offer programs on topics that may be difficult for teachers — due to space, materials and time constraints — to take on themselves. With a 300 acre nature sanctuary out our back door, specialized equipment and materials as well as a top notch interpretive staff, we can offer teachers a “turn key” solution to their curriculum challenges.

Click here for the Spring 2018 Program Brochure.

Discover the Stars... Indoors

Explore astronomy during daylight hours with our mobile planetarium. Our interpreter will show your class of up to 25 children how to locate the major stars and tell them the stories behind the pictures in the sky. The planetarium can be set up at the Nature Centre, or brought to your school.

Click here to see the current rates for planetarium programming.

School Programs

Free Self-Guided Visits

Teachers, you are welcome to use the Kerry Wood Nature Centre And Historic Fort Normandeau facilities free of charge to deliver your own educational programs. At the Nature Centre we have an extensive natural history and environmental education reference library. It, our field study equipment, the Marjorie Wood Gallery, and the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary are available for your use.Students conducting independent studies are also welcome to come and use our resources, including the public access internet connection in the Kerry Wood Reading Room.

Although there is no charge for self-guided groups visiting the Nature Centre, please call ahead to ensure that the services and facilities you wish to use will be available.

Special Requests, Custom Programs

Are you looking for programs on topics not listed in our brochures? Call us at:  403-346-2010 

For program bookings, please contact:

Fern Hanson
phone: 403-346-2010 ext 104

For more information, please contact:

Diane Olson
School and Youth Programs
phone: 403-346-2010 ext 107
For more information on curriculum fit for our science programs, click here

For more information on curriculum fit for our social studies programs, click here