2020/21 School Programs
Due to COVID-19, we have had to re-imagine our school programs. We are now offering different delivery options and program offerings to be as accommodating as possible.
In-house delivery ($) - students and educators come to the museum. All attendees will be required to wear masks. The museum will be cleaned before and after your visit. Certain hands-on elements that cannot be performed safely will be substituted for other engaging activities. None of our tours will include a snack.
Online resources (free) - an archive of educational short videos will be made available online for student learning. These videos will cover topics pertaining to our collection and exhibits, and many videos will have curriculum connections. A limited number of lesson plans will be available for you to use.
Mobile exhibit ($) - launching November 2020.
Curator in your classroom ($) - Our curator will come to your classroom with her traveling trunk full of goodies and an audio visual presentation.
In-house Delivery Programs:
My First Museum Visit
Grades K-1 | 90 minutes
Let us make the students first visit a fun time!
There is an emphasis on age-appropriate storytelling, hands-on exploration and craft.
My Natural World
Grade 3 | 120 minutes
Ready to learn about wildlife in the Edson area? This tour is very hands-on! Handle real animal skulls and compare the differences. Match the animal prints, feel all the furs in our trapper’s cabin and become engaged in fun activities to understand animal life cycles.
Grade 6 | 120 minutes
You are deputized!
Late in the evening on March 16, 1914, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway local payroll was STOLEN! Local police officer Inspector Raven is on the case and he has six suspects. But wait! Your good friend Staghound Jack - the local gravedigger and handyman - is on the suspect list! You’ve known Staghound for many years and you know he’s innocent. Your job is to catch the thief by solving the puzzles you will be given to prove that Staghound Jack is an innocent man.
Inspector Raven can’t do this alone, so he’s deputized you… now all you have to do is find the thief!
Participants must work together to answer riddles, match fingerprints and analyze handwriting samples.
Then and Now
Grade 2 | 105 minutes
‘Then and Now’ will help your students understand what their community would have been like in the past and how it has changed over time.‘Then and Now’ is geared towards Grade Two students and is 105 minutes in length. Students will be introduced to the Galloway Station Museum and become engaged in a fun learning atmosphere. Tours will focus on a mix of hands-on exploration and captivating storytelling to keep young minds focused. We will start discussions regarding the differences between Edson life in the past, and now. Students will have the opportunity to handle some artifacts.
Natural Resources in the Edson Area
Grades 4-5 | 120 minutes
Edson is home to many natural resources such as oil and gas, agriculture, coal and lumber. These resources have played a major role in the development of Edson. Students will learn about these resources during a guided tour through our permanent exhibits. We will open discussions that examine how these resources have affected Edsonites over time. Our natural resource activity stations will reinforce what they have learned.
Grades P-12 | 45-90 minutes
Our general tour includes a brief overview of all exhibits in our museum. This tour is designed for everyone and will be modified for grade levels and time allowances. History will come alive as we explore differences between ‘then’ and ‘now’. If you would like to spend more time exploring a certain topic, please let us know in advance.