School Field Trips


Welcome Orientation
This 30-minute welcome and site safety orientation will help your group make the most of your experience and is mandatory for all groups.
Tree Medicine Plant Walk
Learn how the Métis make and use medicines, clothes, and food out of raw plant materials from the prairies, foothills, and valleys of Southern Alberta.
Métis Artifacts Scavenger Hunt
Use trading supply cards to locate items used by the Metis on the Canadian prairies.
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Experience One : Tree Medicine Plant Walk

This Experience is an outdoor plant walk led by a Métis knowledge keeper. Along the way, students explore human-plant relationships that support Métis communities in past and present. We will introduce plants of cultural significance and may discuss their uses for food, medicine, and tools. We will integrate Indigenous relationships with nature, harvesting traditions, environmental stewardship, and plant safety. Please note that location and season will influence types of plants available. Our knowledge keepers may share their own individual knowledge and stories.

Experience Two : Métis Artifacts Scavenger Hunt

Working in small groups, students will use trading supply cards to locate items used by the Métis on the Canadian prairies. Once found, we will gather as a large group and learn more about the items. We will use all our senses to gain a hands-on understanding of traditional Métis food, tools, medicine, and clothing.  

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Fees for the Métis Tree Medicine plant walk are $300.00+gst per class of maximum 30 students. 

Fees for the Métis Artifacts Scavenger Hunt add-on program are $200.00+gst per class of maximum 30 students if you also book the Tree Medicine Plant Walk. 

Fees for the Métis Artifacts Scavenger Hunt if this is the only Experience booked are $300+gst per class of maximum 30 students

We will send you an invoice on or shortly after the field trip date. All required information for submitting payment will be on the invoice.

Payment can be made through Stripe, E-transfer, or by cheque.

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Planning Your Experience Metis Field Trip 2024

Bring Your students to Experience Métis

All Experience Métis field trips will begin with the half-hour welcome and site safety orientation. 

One orientation will be conducted for your entire group. 

Please ensure you consider this half-hour time commitment when planning your Experience.