Cross Conservation Area Fall Education Programs

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Family Programs (Kids ages 5+)

Reconnecting with Nature

Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) for a hands-on evening of exploration and outdoor fun. Learn about ‘Nature Deficit Disorder' and the implications it has on children, society, and the environment. This indoor/outdoor program includes lots of interactive activities and a short nature hike for the whole family. 

Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child

Once Upon a Grassland...

Get lost in story with Lana Skauge, professional singer, actor and storyteller.  The grasslands will come alive during a short stroll at dusk, with tales of its inhabitants. Witness the magic of words and imagination in a bedtime story you and your child will never forget! Please dress for the weather.

Date: Thursday, October 9th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child

Halloween's a Hoot

Join us for an eerie evening of creepy crafts, ghoulish games and a walk in the woods. Meet Oberon, the Great Horned Owl, practice echolocating like a bat, and uncover secrets of animals that are scary by nature. Dress up if you like and bring a bag to collect terrible treats.

Date: Thursday, October 30th
6:30 - 8:30pm
$8/adult, $4/child

Adult Programs

Watercolours in Nature Journaling

Discover the joy of watercolour painting and nature journaling. Trish Savill, journaling expert, will inspire you drop by drop with various journaling techniques and ideas. Splash colour into your nature observations with this introduction to watercolours and come away with an inspiring creation.

Date: Saturday, October 4th
Time: 1:00 - 3:30pm

Aboriginal History in the Foothills

Join Archeologist Brian Vivian, for insight into the cultural history of the local area before European contact. View artifacts found on the Conservation Area and discover the stories they tell of Aboriginal land use in the Foothills. Step back in time to when the buffalo roamed these hills!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10/adult

Conservation Cuisine

The 100 mile diet is possible! Local foods advocate, chef, poet and author dee Hobsbawn-Smith will serve up firsthand information on sourcing local food and the importance of eating regionally. Get the scoop on why the slow food movement is taking seed and how you can dish it up at home!

Date: Tuesday, November 4th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10/adult


Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area- Belvedere House
Box 20, Site 23, RR8
Calgary, Alberta  T2J 2T9


Advanced registration is required. Please call (403) 931-2042 or email [email protected].