We offer a variety of curriculum based programs at the Nampa and District Museum. Some programs we can deliver in-class, and others we offer onsite at the museum. School programming is offered from September through June, and schools must book in advance of visiting.
If you don’t see a program that suits your needs please get in touch and we would be happy to develop something that suits your lesson plans or curriculum needs. We seek to be an extension of the classroom!
** Please Note we are presently not taking any school bookings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.**
Landmarks in Our Community
Explore how community landmarks have changed over the years and what has remained the same. Slideshow presentation is catered to the specific community of the school making the request when possible.
I Spy Something from the Past
An ‘I Spy’ challenge of solving riddles to identify the objects from the past hidden in the picture. A selection of objects included in the game will be available for students to explore hands on. This activity can be tailored to specific themes if requested in advance.
Dinosaurs once lived in the place we call Alberta. Find out about what Alberta was like 65 million years ago, and how fossils are formed and what they tell us about our geology. A slideshow presentation complimented by fossil artefacts from our collection.
What's In a Name
Students answer clues and identify geographic places on a map, discovering the origin of place names in our region and familiarizing themselves with the communities past and present of our area. Slideshow and group activity.
Why Are We Here?
Learn how geography, natural resources and national events determined why our communities were established, and why some flourished while others faded. Slideshow presentation with artefacts
War of 1812
Students are divided into American and Canadian teams and then led on a chronological journey of the War of 1812, meeting important characters along the way and learning how the War has shaped Canada’s boundaries and national identity. Interactive slideshow.
on site at the museum
Objects from the Past in the Present
Students will be given a tour of the museum where key items with stories will be shared. Students will then be given a scavenger hunt activity where they must match a modern object to its historical equivalent.
Come to the museum in May or June, and enjoy a tour of the museum and outdoor buildings. After the tour students and leaders can enjoy their lunch on the ground with picnic blankets. Following lunch there will be old-time games like egg and spoon races, and lawn bowling. Additional activities may be accommodated if enough advance notice is given.
Indigenous Peoples of the Peace Country
Indigenous Peoples have been living on this land for thousands of years. Learn a little about the language and culture of the native peoples who have called this region home, and how it compares with Indigenous peoples of the West Coast, southern plains and eastern Canada. Activity to follow. Subject to installation of new exhibit in 2020.
Mechanization Reaches the Peace Country
Tour the Museum, and learn how technological advances helped open up the Peace River country. Activity to follow tour.