Education Programs

The education programs offered by the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park are designed to encourage the use of critical thinking and active learning through a variety of hands on and exciting activities. From observing animals at the park to exploring items from our biological collection, students will engage in many activities that promote an appreciation, sensitivity, and respect for nature and wildlife.

The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park offers education programs that differ in length, topic, and location. Our education programs are designed to facilitate all interest and comprehension levels, including grades Primary to 12, universities, special interest groups, and the general public. They vary in length from approximately 1 hour to 3 hours. Topics of our programs include different aspects of wildlife and nature such as conservation, animal characteristics, habitats, and biodiversity, to name a few.

Planning Your Visit

These helpful hints and explanations of wildlife park policies will allow you to make the most of your visit to our facility.

  • Leave food for animals at home.
  • Check the weather and dress accordingly.
  • Persons under 14 should be chaperoned.
  • Take your litter back with you to recycle, reuse and reduce.
  • Bring your own food and beverages.

Our Education Programs are divided into three groups: School Programs at the Park, Outreach Opportunities, and Group Programs, which are described below. Please click on the type of program you are interested in to find out more information regarding cost, time, and topics offered to meet your needs.

  • School Programs at the Park are available to school groups and are offered on site. They are designed to meet Nova Scotia Department of Education Curriculum Outcomes.
  • Outreach Opportunities are available to schools or other groups and take place at your facility. We bring artifacts from our collection to your facility, anywhere in Nova Scotia. Outreach programs are designed to meet Nova Scotia Department Education Curriculum Outcomes.
  • Group Programs are available to the general public, education and special interest groups.

Please note that our site is wheelchair accessible. You can view our park map here.

Program Outlines for Teachers