The Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) is a 23-acre site in Wascana Centre that has been set aside for wildlife, providing valuable habitat for various mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and plants. Here, people have the opportunity to unplug and explore what nature has to offer. The HCA is a hidden gem that is rich in wildlife and learning potential, making it the ideal outdoor classroom. From pond dipping, bird watching, weeding, planting, catching insects or solving nature's crimes, students can do it all. Explore the HCA by listening for the unique calls of the Bobolink, watching the pelicans glide above the water searching for a quick bite, seeing the turtles bask on the banks on a sunny day, or just coming to enjoy being out in nature walking the trails or bringing a good book to read on the dock. The HCA has so much to offer righ here in the city!
From Classroom to Field Programs
If you are looking for a little more than the one-time experience, we offer a traditional two-part interpretive program that starts with a classroom visit to pique your students' interest in what they can experience right in their own city and then you come visit us in Wascana Centre for some outdoor education! You can pick and choose which in-class presentation and in-park activity best suits your curriculum needs. In-class presentations are tailored to suit the particular age group or grade level of the class, running 30-60 minutes long. In-park activities run for 30-90 minutes, depending on the class and activity chosen.
A complete listing and description of all in-class presentations and in-park activities can be found here.
With prime locations like the Waterfowl Display Ponds or the Habitat Conservation Area your environmental education potentials are endless! We offer over 20 different programs in the park and if you still don't see a program that meets your curriculum or prefered topic, our Ecologist will gladly create a program tailored just to your needs!
Here is a list of the different programs in the park.
High School Programs
Time to take the education to the field with our new “A day in the life of an Ecologist” programs offered for Grades 9 – 12! These four new programs will take place in Wascana’s Habitat Conservation Area where students will be given the opportunity to expand on their classroom learning through hands-on fieldwork experience covering such topics as aquatic, plant, wetland and biodiversity surveys. Whether your students are using a seine net to assess the population diversity in the marsh or conducting a riparian assessment, they are bound to have a blast!
These programs are recommended to be three hours in length and are all outdoors. Cost is $2 per student.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-522-3661. More information can be found here.
Sprouts Summer Camp
Introducing, Wascana’s new Sprouts Garden Day Camp! Sprouts will focus on nature in and around our gardens, learning all about plants and exploring the greenhouse and much more. Don’t miss out on this new unbe-leaf-able experience as we branch out to different plant topics. Sprouts will run from July 22-26 and again August 12-16 for ages 6-11 years old. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Register today! More information can be found here.
To register your class for any of the programs, please contact:
2900 Wascana Drive
PO Box 7111
Regina SK S4P 3S7
Email: Sarah Romuld