Program Options for Experiential Learning

Let us help plan an interesting, educational, and fun programming experience for your students or tour group. Whether your group is walking through our beautiful Opimihaw Valley, handling artifacts, or learning a new life skill, we offer an experience that participants will remember for years to come!

 

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Spring Bookings  (In Person & ONLINE options available!)

 

Let us come to you (VIRTUALLY!) – Book a video call with us today!

Programming involves an interpretive guide from Wanuskewin connecting with your class in two ways:

1) If you are a teacher of an ONLINE class, you can come to site and we can deliver programs to your class like a Virtual Field Trip!

2) If you are a teacher with a class in the schools, we can connect with your class on your preferred Video Conferencing platform! (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc)

Program Options for video calls:

Interactive:

  • Tipi Teachings (customized for all grade levels)
    • From Pre-K- Grade 8 and older, learn the meaning behind each pole of the Cree style tipi while one of our interpreters builds a tipi with your class. Connect with your stories, and have your students build their own individual tipis.
    • Details, and supply lists sent ahead of time (additional supplies that may be needed are not included in the price of the program)
  • Beading (customized for all grade levels)
    • From K – Post Secondary, learn about the many different beading styles and beading inspired art of indigenous peoples of the Northern Plains, and make your own pieces as you learn.
    • Details, and supply lists sent ahead of time (additional supplies that may be needed are not included in the price of the program)
  • Dance presentation (all ages – additional cost)
    • Connect with one of our traditional dancers to share the stories of their dance style and regalia, and create an interactive environment with dancing and teaching.

Talks:

  • Northern Plains Technology (Bison connections) (Grade 4+)
  • Cultural Awareness (K – Grade 4)

 

Virtual Field Trip/Program pricing:

  • 1 program   – $125.00
  • 2 programs – $200.00
  • 3 programs – $275.00
  • 4 programs – $350.00
  • 1 Dancer      – $200.00 per program

*please note that each program is designed for one group/class at a time to ensure best interactive experience*

Email tours@wanuskewin.com for more information and to book your session today!

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MAIN Guided Tour offerings for Group Bookings 2021:

Indoor Programs:

New Exhibits Tours

Explore our brand new Exhibit spaces with one of our knowledgeable interpreters. Tour includes an overview of these amazing educational and interactive displays. From elders voices welcoming you, to a traditional cree style tipi with storytelling inside, to the new theatre with video presentations and many many more stops, this space is sure to inspire.

*Indoors – Year Round – 45 minutes – 1 hour – All Ages

 

 

Guided Walks:

Step Back in Time Walk

Step back in time with one of our interpretive guides on the Path of the People trail to get a glimpse of what life was like on the plains long ago.

*Outdoors – Year Round – 45 minutes – 1 hour – All Ages

Bison Walk

Learn more about our bison herd restored to Wanuskewin through this 45 minute program. From the bison hunt sculptures to the new trail of the bison lookout, this tour will help you gain a deeper understanding and connection to the significance of bison coming back to the land.

*Outdoors – Year Round – 45 minutes – 1 hour – All Ages

Opimihaw Walk – 2 hours – Specialty Program

Explore more of Wanuskewin’s trails in a full interpretive program that takes you from the sculptures to the medicine wheel. This walk showcases the full Opimihaw Valley in more depth, and the stories the site holds.

*Outdoors – Year Round (weather permitting) –  2 hours – All Ages

wâhkôhtowin Bison Program – 2 hours – Specialty Program

This tour is a 2 hour immersive program that introduces school groups to Plains bison in every essence. Students will learn of the ecological impacts of the bison, their importance to the grasslands, history of the relationship between bison and people on the Plains, and the bison herds specifically at Wanuskewin. With this, the concept of wâhkôhtowin begins to be explored. The program will walk participants out to the bison viewing platform for a chance to see the herd restored to Wanuskewin, and learn about their coming home. The second part of the program will dive into the cultural significance of the animal, discuss cultures, and the longstanding relationship between people and animals. This second part will further discuss wâhkôhtowin, through spirituality, culture, and traditions of many Plains groups.

*Outdoors – Year Round (weather permitting) –  2 hours – All Ages

 

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  • Keep posted for our new 2021 programming options we are developing!

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