The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is a 4800 acre day use natural area. It is located southwest of Calgary on 160 St SW off Highway 22X. The ASCCA covers a mix of aspen forest and grassland habitats. Over 400 plant species and an abundance of insects, birds and mammals call this place home. The ASCCA has offered conservation education programs for adults, families and children since 1993.
For information on what your child needs to bring and what to expect, please see the Parent/Guardian Information Sheet.
If you are joining the school trip as a volunteer, please see the Adult Helper Information Sheet to learn what you can expect when you arrive.
Safety is a top priority for our programs.
Conservation Discovery programs are led by Conservation Educators, either an ASCCA staff member or volunteer educator. We have the following measures in place to ensure a safe program for you and the students:
- All educators are trained in first aid.
- Educators carry a radio and first aid kit.
- Students and parents are given an on-site orientation to the area and emergency procedures on the day of the program.
- Teachers are given program and safety information and may visit the area for an orientation before the date of their program.
- Educators check that all participants are prepared for the weather
- Students and adults stay together as a big group while on the trails.
- Attention is paid to weather conditions and the program is adjusted accordingly.
Remember that safety is a shared responsibility between you, your child’s teacher, and ASCCA staff and volunteers. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 403.931.1042.