The Calgary Stampede opens its doors to school children from the entire region in a multitude of educational offerings, available both on Stampede Park and on a heritage cattle ranch property near Longview, Alberta. As a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting urban and rural and showcasing western heritage, values and hospitality, the Stampede’s offerings help teachers achieve learning outcomes on a variety of topics. Our range of offerings builds memorable and impactful educational experiences that are customized in collaboration with teachers to meet curriculum requirements and explore topics in-depth.
Suitable for Grades 1 – 6 students
For three days in April, the Calgary Stampede brings the country to the city with every manner of livestock, interactive food industry displays, presentations, rodeo demonstrations and more. Bring your elementary students to Stampede Park where they’ll enjoy in-person and memorable experiences that reinforce your classroom lessons on animals, agriculture, nutrition and more. This is one-stop shopping for lively lessons all about life on the farm, right in the heart of the big city.
Suitable for Grades 1 – 12 students
Stampede School is a first-class educational experience for students in Grades 1 to 12 that relocates their classroom to Stampede Park. In their new setting, students and teachers experience deep and innovative learning and make connections to history, agriculture, and western heritage and values. Students are surrounded by western artifacts, unique cultures, equine classmates, and intriguing guest speakers. Stampede School, a Campus Calgary site, is inquiry-based, innovative, and focused on hands-on experiences. Each class’ week-long experience is customized to fit their particular curriculum and individual needs.
OH Ranch Education Program
Suitable for Grade 4, 5 and 6 students
Journey to another time and place at the Calgary Stampede’s OH Ranch near Longview, Alberta. Explore topics of sustainability, ecosystem management, environmental stewardship, Alberta history and culture, and more. The program provides direct connections to Grade 4, 5, and 6 Science and Social Studies curriculum through unique, interactive, and authentic learning experiences. Engage and empower your students to think deeper, develop connections to their community and understand their impact on the world around them.
Suitable for Grade 7, 8 and 9 students
Challenge your students to the ultimate survivor contest - to sustainably feed a global population of nine billion people by the year 2050. Hosted within the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Stampede Park, Journey 2050 is an inquiry-based learning program that will inspire students to provide real solutions to feed our ever-expanding population. With the help of iPads, videos, displays, and games, students make decisions and adjust them based on their impact on society, the environment, and the economy on a local and global scale.
FARM SAFETY DAY
Suitable for Grades 6 – 9 students
Enable a culture of safety and prevention among your students by bringing your class to Stampede Park for a day of discovery, learning and reflection on farm safety. The program takes place at AltaLink Hall in the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Stampede Park, and offers thought-provoking learning opportunities for students in Grades 6 to 9. This program has been specifically designed to meet the real-life needs of youth between the ages of 10 and 15, with safety stations focusing on vehicle, equipment and animal safety.