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NEW! For 2018-2019

NEW! FOR 2018-2019

We offer a number of programs for your field trip and welcome groups with multiple classes. Each experience is booked for a 30 student maximum to ensure program quality and accessibility. 

Larger groups will be encouraged to book a second workshop. Prices are per class, and are exclusive of any applicable GST. One complimentary teacher admission is included. In addition, chaperones will also receive complimentary admission. Chaperone ratio and is 1 per 5 students. Additional chaperones will be charged an admission fee. Students must remain with supervising adults at all times when visiting TELUS Spark. Some workshops available in French. 

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K-2
*NEW

Ecosystem Engineers

Offered only Sep - Oct & Mar - June | Outdoor Program - Please dress accordingly

  • 90 mins | $270
  • The child demonstrates curiosity, interest and a willingness to learn about the environment and community. The child uses materials in the environment and community and becomes aware of how others use materials.

  • GRADE 1 - Senses, Needs of Plants & Animals, Building Skills

    GRADE 2 - Small Crawling & Flying Animals

Explore our natural world using the tools of real scientists! Your students will explore ecosystems and solve problems the way scientists do.  In this highly experiential workshop, students engage their senses, learn about the needs of plants and animals and test their creativity by building a mini habitat using natural materials.  This workshop is conducted outdoors please be prepared for the weather.

 

Grades 7-8
*NEW

Ecosystems, Oil, and Albertans: The Design Challenge

  • 90 Mins | $270
  • GRADE 7 – Interactions & Ecosystems, Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences, Current Affairs, The Land: Places and People, Power, Authority and Decision Making, Economics and Resources

    GRADE 8 - Mechanical Systems, Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences, Current Affairs, The Land: Places and People, Power, Authority and Decision Making, Economics and Resources

    GRADE 9 - Biological Diversity, Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences, Current Affairs, The Land: Places and People, Power, Authority and Decision Making, Economics and Resources, Issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights

Get your students solving a real world challenge! This multi-disciplinary workshop challenges students to apply their skills to design and build an oil pipeline that navigates environmental, social and economic considerations. In this simulation workshop, students work in small groups to problem solve, negotiate and come to a working prototype. 

 

Grade 6
*NEW

Under (Air) Pressure

  • 50 Mins | $245
  • Grade 6 – Air and Aerodynamics

In this one-of-a-kind live demonstration students go on an interactive journey to experience the awe-inspiring power of air!  Students get engaged as they come face-to-face with the effects of sticky effect vacuums, the crushing effect of temperature, the explosive effects of air under extreme pressurization and much more!

 

Grades 4 - 12
*NEW

Solar Power Invention

  • 120 Mins | $395

Get inventing using photovoltaic cells! Students learn the science of photovoltaic cells and how they harness the power of the sun. Then get ready – it’s prototype time!  Students will create their own inventions using this renewable energy source. Students become innovators as they learn how to use design thinking to creatively solve problems. Students use solar panels, motors and more to bring their ideas to life!

 

Grades 3 - 6
*NEW

Science of Mental Health

  • 120 Mins | $450

The last frontier of science – our brains! In this highly interactive workshop students engage with biosensors, technology and brain models to learn about the science of mental health.  Exploring how the brain works and using brain models, students develop appreciation for the science behind our mental health. Students go on an exploratory journey using biosensors and iPads to understand their own reactions to positive and negative stress and use simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be. Developed in partnership with leading experts in mental health, this workshop was created with the support of Alberta Health Services, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Separate School Division, Rocky View Schools, Palix Foundation, University of Calgary, Morneau Sheppell and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  

 

Grades 9 - 11
*NEW

Science of Mental Health

  • 4 hours | $550

The last frontier of science – our brains! In this highly interactive full-day workshop students engage with biosensors, technology and brain models to learn about the science of mental health.

This technology intensive day-long experience gets students exploring how the brain works and using brain models, students develop appreciation for the science behind our mental health. Students go on an exploratory journey using biosensors and iPads to understand their own reactions to positive and negative stress and use simple techniques to help their brain be the best it can be. Top the day off with a live demonstration where students get to participate and explore how their brain and body react to stresses.

Developed in partnership with leading experts in mental health, this workshop was created with the support of Alberta Health Services, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Separate School Division, Rocky View Schools, Palix Foundation, University of Calgary, Morneau Sheppell and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Read our brochure to learn more!