School activities

Would you like to take your students on an activity outing to a Sépaq establishment? Or would you rather have a facilitator come directly to your classroom? Your wish is our command! We offer a number of options to connect your students to nature, outdoors or in your classroom.

Educational activities in nature | Educational activities in the classroomVirtual educational activities

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Jason Dubé | © Sépaq

Educational activities in nature

It’s time to go and play outside! Many of our destinations offer outdoor activities for elementary and secondary school students. A great way to get out of the classroom, to learn, and to explore the natural world around us while having fun!

First, choose your destination to find out what educational offering is available there.

Educational activities in the classroom

Let nature come to you! Our team offers activities adapted to the grade level of your class. Some activities are aligned with the Québec school curriculum.

 

Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq

Science and technology

A bird’s eye view of our national parks

Senior elementary school level (4th grades)

After an introduction to the world of birds in class (habitats, species, anatomy, needs, observation), students will investigate the diversity of birds in different habitats, including national parks. They will go on a compulsory bird watching trip and compare their data with that of other classes. They will have to consider the following question: Where can you see the most birds? Close to home or in a national park?

This activity is offered at the following national parks: Aiguebelle, Bic, Îles-de-Boucherville, Grands-Jardins, Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Jacques-Cartier, Mont-Orford, Mont-Saint-Bruno, Mont-Tremblant, Monts-Valin, Oka, Plaisance, Pointe-Taillon, and Yamaska.

Depending on the park, the activity could be facilitated virtually. Find out more!

  • Length of classroom presentation: 60 minutes
  • Rates: $105 (plus taxes)
  • Topics: national parks, habitat, biology, observation, data collection
  • Availability: early September to mid-June
  • Process: three-part "before-and-after" activity over approximately three periods

More details on this activity (in French only)

Dominic Boudreault | © Sépaq

Geography

Québec’s national parks: protected territories

Junior secondary school level (Secondary 1 and 2)

A park warden meets with students in classrooms to share his or her passion for Québec’s national parks and to help the students better understand the parks’ riches, mission, and history. For young people, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the necessary balance between the conservation and accessibility aspects of the parks' mission.

This activity is offered at the following national parks: Aiguebelle, Bic, Îles-de-Boucherville, Grands-Jardins, Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Jacques-Cartier, Mont-Orford, Mont-Saint-Bruno, Mont-Tremblant, Monts-Valin, Oka, Plaisance, Pointe-Taillon, and Yamaska.

Depending on the park, the activity could be facilitated virtually. Find out more!

  • Length of classroom presentation: 60 minutes
  • Rates: $105 (plus taxes)
  • Topics: national parks, territory, conservation-accessibility balance, creation of a fictitious park
  • Availability: early September to mid-June
  • Process: three-part "before-and-after" activity over approximately three periods

More details on this activity (in French only)

Christian Pepin | © Sépaq

The Aquarium at your school

Primary and high school

Experience the extraordinary discovery of Aquarium du Québec in your school with Aquavan, our educational vehicle! Virtual activities in class and in the company of our excellent scientific educator/facilitators are also offered.

Find out more

Virtual educational activities

The Parc national du Mont-Mégantic ASTROlab and Aquarium du Québec offer several educational activities in virtual version.

Some national parks may also offer other virtual activities. Please contact them directly for more information.

L’École en réseau (networked schooling)

e also facilitate educational activities through L'École en réseau (networked schooling, or ÉER). Supported by the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, the mission of ÉER is to enrich the educational environment through inter-class activities related to the Québec school curriculum. In 2021-2022, ÉER has reached nearly 320,000 students across Québec. A number of partners, including Sépaq, interact with classes in the activities. ÉER encourages collective research and active pedagogy, both oral and written. It reinforces digital literacy and its dimensions, for teachers and students alike.

More details on Sépaq's ÉER activities (in French only)

Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Aquarium du Québec + 2 photos
Aquarium du Québec Francis Bouchard | © Sépaq
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Geneviève Roussel | © Sépaq

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