Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary is pleased to offer indoor "safaris" that take you on an adventure through Alberta's ancient past from the comforts of your own facility! Our programs can be adjusted to any age level and clientèle, from elementary-aged children to seniors tour groups. We pride ourselves on demystifying science and making involved subjects fun, exciting, and easy to understand.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains: A Natural and Cultural History
What are the Canadian Rocky Mountains? How did they form? When did human beings first arrive in them? Explore the natural and cultural history of these majestic Canadian icons in this dynamic presentation. Together we will learn about the geology of the Canadian Rockies, how they developed from ancient coral reefs through the end of the last Ice Age, when the First Nations came to this area and their stories about the mountains, the early European explorers with the fur trade, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the creation of Canada's first National Parks.
For tour operators: This is the perfect introduction for tour groups arriving in Calgary for a trip through Banff and the Rocky Mountain National Parks!
For educators: This program integrates well with the grades 4 and 5 social studies curriculum.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains: A Natural and Cultural History lasts approximately 1 hour. This program requires a computer and projector.
|Mount Rundle, Banff National Park.|
What’s Under Calgary? Excavating Alberta's Ancient History
Let’s dig! Using our imaginations, photos, and real specimens of fossils and meteorites, we will pretend to excavate beneath the city of Calgary. Participants will learn to read a "table of geological formations" as we investigate what Calgary was like during the Ice Age and the Age of Dinosaurs, learn how Alberta’s vast oil reserves formed, and gaze back to the origins of life and the beginnings of the Earth itself! We will also learn the methods used by scientists to understand the earth’s ancient past, and how they apply to our everyday lives.
For educators: This program integrates well with Topic A of the grade 3 and Unit E of the grade 7 science curriculum, and the grades 4 and 5 social studies curriculum.
What’s Under Calgary? lasts approximately 1 hour. This program can be run with or without a computer and projector.
Ice Age Alberta: A Prehistoric Safari
Take a safari through Southern Alberta's recent geological past from the comfort of your own chair! In Ice Age Alberta, you will learn about what an Ice Age is, what causes them, what amazing wildlife were here at the end of the most recent Ice Age, what happened to them, and finally, what studying the past can tell us about climate change, extinction, and the environmental impact of human activities in the future. We will not only investigate famous Alberta archaeological sites, but also learn about the methods scientists use to reconstruct our ancient history.
For educators: This program works well with Unit A in Science 7, 8, and 9, as well as Topic A of the grade 3 and Unit E of the grade 7 science curriculum, and the grades 4 and 5 social studies curriculum. It can also be easily adapted to Aboriginal Studies 10.
Ice Age Alberta lasts approximately 1 hour. This program requires a computer and projector.
The Age of Dinosaurs: Life in Cretaceous Alberta
From the biggest dinosaurs to the smallest clam, discover what life in Alberta was like 70 million years ago! Together we will learn how geologists and palaeontologists reconstruct our ancient history, including how to read geological features, stratigraphic charts, and geological maps, and by handling real fossils. By using the same process of investigation as professional scientists, we will build a picture of our province's coastal swamp and shallow inland sea environments during the Late Cretaceous period.
For educators: This program integrates well with Topic A of the grade 3, Units A and E of the grade 7, and Unit E of the grade 8 science curriculum, and the grades 4 and 5 social studies curriculum. It can also be applicable to Topic E of the grade 5 and Topic D of the grade 6 science curriculum.
For tour operators: This is the perfect introduction for tour groups arriving in Calgary for a trip through Drumheller and the Alberta Badlands!
The Age of Dinosaurs lasts approximately 1 hour. This program requires a computer and projector.
Custom Educational Programs
Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary has a wide base of knowledge in earth sciences and regional history. Whether you're interested in dinosaurs, oil and gas, the Ice Age and global climate change, or First Nations and fur traders, we may be able to design a program to suit your needs. From scouts and guides groups to corporate team builders to professional tour operators, Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary can help!
Contact us through the "contact form" to the right to discuss what we can do for you.
The fine print...
Indoor programs are suitable for classrooms, meeting halls, and other similar facilities. Some programs may require a computer and projector supplied by the organization/leader. A fee up to 100% of program cost may be charged for cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice. Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary reserves right to cancel programs at any time prior to the scheduled program with full refund, or during the program for just cause with no refund. Just cause may include, but is not limited to: chronic misbehaviour, illegal activity, threats of a verbal or physical nature, etc. Program participation is considered to be agreement to waive liability against Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary. Groups of children require sufficient adult supervisors (a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 5 children is recommended). Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary does not assume responsibility for program participants in lieu of leaders.
Programs cost $150CAN for a group of up to 35. Extra fees may apply for additional participants. A $50CAN surcharge will be added for programs outside the Calgary city limits. Payment accepted via Interac e-mail money transfer, Paypal, cheque or cash. Payment is required up to two weeks prior to the first program. To book these tours, please use the "contact form" to the right.