Allan Brooks Nature Centre is pleased to offer year-round school programming! Join us for an Experience at the Nature Centre from April through October or allow us to visit you in your classroom during November through March.

See our School Program Brochure with a look at all of our School Programs!

Call us at 250-260-4227 or email [email protected] with the subject line "School Booking" to book your program now!

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Spring and Fall School Experiences at the Nature Centre

Experiences at the Nature Centre are offered April through October and are designed to fit the new BC curriculum for students in grades pre-K to 7. We are able to provide programming for up to two classes at a time (max. 60 students).

During your program, your class will experience four engaging activity stations of your choosing in a 2.5 hour session of outdoor and indoor fun!

Cost: $5 per student (minimum 15 students or $75).

*Teachers and teaching assistants are free. 1 parent for every 10 students is free.


Off-site Programs

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Stream Science Program

The Stream Science program is a water quality monitoring program for local high school students. Get your students out of the classroom and to a local stream to gain a better understanding of the streams overall health. Students will gain a hands-on experience, while using scientific protocols to collect benthic macroinvertebrates (i.e. water bugs), conduct water quality and quantity tests and then analyze their findings. Throughout the program ABNC staff and participants will discuss the importance of the tests and possible explanations for the results.

This program runs for ~2.5 hours at a local stream. It is offered for grade 8- 12 students in May and June, September and October.

Cost: $5 per student (minimum 15 students or $75).


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Kokanee Salmon Outing

During mid-September to mid-October join us at Coldstream Park for a Kokanee Salmon Outing! Students will learn about the life cycle of the kokanee salmon, as well as the important role they play in the ecosystem. They will observe a restored salmon habitat and spawning channels, and play a game that demonstrates the hazards faced by spawning salmon.

This program runs for ~1.5 hours at Coldstream Park. Due to the short running season of this program, dates book up quickly.

Cost: $5 per student (minimum 15 students or $75).

Or join the Kokanee Salmon Outing with an Experience at the Nature Centre for just $8 per student. (Teacher responsible for transportation between sites).



Winter Programs at your School

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Nature in the Classroom

Allan Brooks Nature Centre now offers visits to your classroom from November through March. All visits are curriculum-based and most focus on ecosystems and wildlife of the North Okanagan. Each consists of a presentation, an opportunity for students to see and touch wildlife furs and bones, and an activity (time allowing). The Pre-K and K-1 programs run approximately 45 minutes while programs for older students run 60 minutes.

Cost: $20 base fee plus $65 per class. Travel fees $0.50 per km will be charged beyond a 15km radius of the Nature Centre.


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Nature Trailer

Whether your group regularly visits Allan Brooks Nature Centre or has never stepped foot in the grasslands, you'll love a Nature Trailer visit. The Nature Trailer program is designed to compliment visits to the main location; classes who have already visited the Nature Centre will learn and encounter new things.

The Allan Brooks Nature Trailer is a mobile educational unit that brings the outdoors to you! Featuring interactive, hands-on displays and guided activities, the Nature Trailer Program is a uniquely Okanagan experience that children of all ages can enjoy.

Cost: Base fee of $125 per day + $75 per class (minimum 3 classes). Travel fees of $0.50 per km will be charged beyond a 15km radius of the Nature Centre.


Call us at 250-260-4227 or email [email protected] with the subject line "School Booking" to book your program now!