Programs & Initiatives
Learning Through Experience Trips
- Are you part of an Alberta group (school, youth or club) with youth between the ages of 13 and 19?
- Can you demonstrate your commitment to experiential learning that promotes physical activity in nature and outdoor environmental education?
- Can you show why your group is deserving to win this trip?
Then apply for a Joy in Nature trip! The application period is January 3, 2019 to March 3, 2019 for spring trips.
2019 Spring Prize Packages:
The Kananaskis Spring Joy of Nature Prize Package *NEW*
- A hlaf day interpretive activity led by a Stoney Nakoda Elder
- Overnight at HI Kananaskis
- A rafting trip with Canadian Rockies Rafting
- A half day interpretive activity led by Alberta Parks
Date choices: June 11 and 12 (or) June 12 and 13
Nordegg Spring Joy of Nature Prize Package
- A full day interpretive activity led by Alberta Parks
- Overnight at HI Nordegg
- A rafting trip with HeLa Ventures
Date choices: May 22 and 23 (or) June 4 and 5
Jasper Spring Joy of Nature Prize Package
- A half day with a Friends of Jasper National Park interpretive session
- Overnight at HI Athabasca Falls
- A rafting trip with Jasper Raft Tours
- A flight on the Jasper Sky Tram
Date choices: May 21 and 22, May 22 and 23, (or) June 4 and 5
- Youth must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and be residents of Alberta.
- You must be part of an organized group - school, youth group or club and a lead person from the organization must complete the application.
- Demonstrate why your group is deserving of this experiential learning trip and explain the impact this experience will have for your youth.
- Share how your group is committed to creating experiential learning that promotes physical activity in nature and outdoor environmental education currently and beyond the trip.
- Organizational capacity to cover all additional expenses beyond what is included in the prize (transportation costs and all food costs) and additional people or extended stay costs.
- You must be able to claim the prize sometime in December - the winning group will choose from two possible dates.
- You must follow your school, youth group or organization's safety and risk management policies. Your organization is fully responsible for the well-being and safety of the youth on this trip.
- Group size - maximum of 25 (this includes chaperones). Larger groups may be negotiated (and based on availability). Minimum group size is 10 youth.
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