July 14, 2021

Join Us for an Introduction to Invasive Plants

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Elk Island National Park
Meet in the Mud Lake parking lot at Elk Island National Park at 6 PM

The Beaver Hills Biosphere and Elk Island National Park invite you to this informative event to learn about invasive plants on grasslands.

At this free event you will learn about:

  • Invasive plant theory and classification
  • What makes a plant a weed
  • Issues faced by the park
  • Species of concern and how to identify them
  • Control methods used in the park

Space is limited to 20 people.

Register today

July 2, 2021

Become a Strathma Explorer!

Are you between the ages of 8 and 12 and curious about the world we live in?

The Beaver Hills Biosphere is thrilled to team up with the education team at the Strathcona County Museum and Archives (Strathma) to deliver this exciting new summer program series. In July and August, we will be popping up at various locations throughout Strathcona County and the Beaver Hills Biosphere. Join us as we play, discover, inquire, and connect.

  • July 15 - Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail
  • July 29 - Sherwood Park Natural Area
  • August  12 - Strathma Garden (at Strathma)
  • August 26 - Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail

All activities are from 9am - 12pm.

For more information and to register visit https://www.strathma.ca/programs.

June 22, 2021

Help Us Advance Nature-Based Education in the Biosphere

Public Survey

We are exploring meaningful learning in the Beaver Hills Biosphere and will be creating a plan for the future of education in the Biosphere, but we can’t do it alone. We invite you to share your experiences, ideas and hopes as inspiration for continued connection with nature through the Beaver Hills Biosphere. Your experiences are important to us and this survey helps us connect with you and your knowledge.

Take our public survey.

Teacher Survey

The Beaver Hills Biosphere is committed to offering meaningful learning opportunities for students and teachers. We are creating a plan for the future of education in the biosphere, but we can’t do it alone. The thoughts and ideas that you share through this survey will directly impact the way that young people engage with the incredible stories of Alberta’s newest Biosphere region, the Beaver Hills Biosphere. Thank you for participating and contributing to these efforts.

Take our teacher survey.

June 21, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day: It's more than just a day

Sarah Jacknife, a friend of Bob Montgomery, our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator, wrote a good piece on her reflections on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

We invite you to read Sarah's reflections and her suggestion for ten ways to stay engaged in reconciliation.

Read Sarah's post.