School Programs

The Bodo Archaeological Site & Centre offers experiential educational programs for students of all ages.  Programs take place in a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment and invite students to participate in a range of activities that will challenge and inspire them as they learn about archaeology, First Nations’ culture, and the natural environment.  Our programs are offered on-site, but many options are also available to bring archaeology to your classroom.  Our educational resources and programs are structured to meet provincial curriculum requirements in a variety of subjects and grade levels. They can also be confirgured to meet your specific needs.

Archaeology is an excellent teaching tool that will bring Alberta’s history alive for your students!  On Site School Programs include 1/2 Day programs and overnight programs and are offered in May, June and September.  In 2015 we also introduced a One-Week High School Field School. 

1/2 Day School Program:

Grades: Kindergarden to Grade 12
Duration: Approximately 4 hours - 10 am to 2 pm.  Alternate arrangements can be made.
Dates Available:
May 17 to June 30, 2018: Every Weekday
Price: Student ($10/each); Teacher/Parent/Chaparone ($5/each)
10% discount is available for groups with more than 30 students.
You Need: Students should come prepared with bag lunches, snacks, closed toe shoes, long pants are recommedned, a light jacket, a hat, sunscreen, bug repellant and drinking water.  Signed waivers are required for each student. 

Overnight School Program:

Grades: Kindergarden to Grade 12
Duration: Start at 1 pm on Day 1 and finish at 11 am on Day 2. Alternate arrangements can be made.
Price: Student ($45/each); Teacher/Parent/Chaparone ($45/each)
Includes: Dinner, breakfast, an evening snack and tipi camping (full bathroom and shower facilities are available.  Two tipis are available and can accomodate approximately 12-20 people in total. Additional tents and trailers can be set up at a cost of $20/unit/night.
You Need: For a detailed list of needs, please download the OVERNIGHT INFORMATION PACKAGE.

For more information & to register your class, please download the INFORMATION PACKAGE here and email

For the release and waiver forms, please down the SCHOOL WAIVER FORMS here


1-Week High School Field School:

The Bodo Archaeology Field School is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students! Wake up in a real tipi, hike through the sand dunes in search of ancient artifacts, excavate arrowheads and bison bones left behind by hunters hundreds (or thousands) of years ago, and learn about the science of archaeology.  Field School participants will live, work, learn and play in the heart of one of the largest archaeological sites on the Northern Plains.

Grades: Grades 9 - 12
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights.  Alternate arrangements can be made.
Dates Available: Please inquire.
Price: Please Inquire.
Includes: 4 night accommodations in the tipi camp; 4 breakfasts, lunches & dinners, and snacks.
You Need: Please Inquire.