Fresh Air Field Trips

FREE

The College of Education's Prairie Habitat Garden at the University of Saskatchewan is designed as an outdoor classroom, offering students a chance to learn about prairie ecology in a natural setting.

By incorporating First Nations perspectives into the design elements of the garden (and related curriculum), the Prairie Habitat Garden increases understanding and awareness of Saskatchewan's cultural heritage.

We offer programming from diverse story-tellers, educators and artists. All programs offer free bus subsidies.

Scroll down to see some of the fully subscribed programming from last year’s Festival. Please watch this space for details about what is coming in May!

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Nature Poetry w Jordan

Jordan, musician and poet extraordinaire, loves to share his creative inspiration – nature – with children. In his two hour workshop in the Prairie Habitat Garden, Jordan will explore the natural world with the students, helping them to learn ecological relationships, and express their joy, passion, and understanding of their beauty in the language of poetry.

Grade range: 4-6
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Prairie Habitat Garden, College of Education

Students should bring notebooks and their favourite pens, pencils, crayons. Students should dress appropriately for the weather, which means: long pants tucked in to socks, long sleeved shirts, hat, sunscreen. Students should also have their water bottles with them.

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Prairie Dance w Tina

With a child-focused creative dance approach, we will explore the movements of the Prairie Habitat Garden and surrounding area. The swaying of the bergamot flower, the soar and screech of a hawk, and the long reaching branches of the elm trees could all serve as teachers and inspiration. We will begin our session with a warm-up to awaken and tune our senses, our imaginations, and our bodies' movement intelligence. We will move into an exploration of the Garden and find how the place and its inhabitants inform our dancing selves. We will work towards a 'dance-in-progress' sharing to end our session together.

Grade range: 1-3
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Prairie Habitat Garden, College of Education

Students should dress appropriately for the weather, which means: long pants tucked in to socks, long sleeved shirts, hat, sunscreen. Students should also have their water bottles with them.

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The Rhythm of the Land with Joseph Naytowhow

The land does not belong to us; we belong to it. In this educational event, students will participate in feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling the land, and then, learn to dance to the rhythms, with emerging elder, Joseph Naytowhow, who knows how to dance with the land.

Grade range: K-8
When: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Prairie Habitat Garden, College of Education

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