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Education Programs

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Our Conservation Education Programs for Youth cover fun and educational programs both at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) and in your own school yard.  Join the fun and sign your students/youth up for one of our Conservation Discovery programs: day long school programs at the ASCCA, outreach programs at your school and  organized group programs at the ASCCA.

Why not look into our week long Chevron Open Minds Cross Conservation School programming for an experience like no other? These are custom designed and curriculum-based programs that move the classroom to the ASCCA for a full week of study. 

Also don’t forget about a great chance to engage the junior naturalist out there with our week long nature safari summer day camps. Our programs bring the natural world and conservation to youth with engaging, hands-on activities that fit with curriculum and related topics.  A great way to learn about nature in a natural environment!

Our community conservation learning opportunities for adults and families are designed to bring a wide range of interesting topics to the community, covering many different aspects of nature and conservation.  These engaging and interactive programs provide a wonderful forum to learn about an area of interest in the amazing natural setting at the ASCCA.  Discover the wonders of the natural world!

Wow! Did you know that the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area is a proud recipient of the Emerald Award for Conservation Education! These awards recognize Albertans for outstanding achievements in projects which protect, preserve, enhance and sustain the environment.

area wildlife + plants

European Skipper
Thymelicus lineola

Habitat: The European Skipper can be found on the wing in June and July.  Becoming an invasive species of butterfly, it can be found in the grasslands of central Alberta spreading about 25 km every year.

Description: The European Skipper can be recognized by its bright orange wings marked by dark wing veins.  The edge of the wings are bordered with black.  The aptly named...

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