Join the Conversation
Have you or your child participated in a Campus Calgary/Open Minds school? Share your memories online with us using #yycCCOM25
The Campus Calgary/Open Minds program allows students to engage in a different way of learning. As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, we are providing parents, teachers and childcare providers with resources to engage in experiential learning on their own over summer and during the school year. Join us as we head out into the community to learn, engage and grow.
We use journaling in our programs as a tool to help students stimulate curiosity and make sense of the world around them. By asking them to sketch and write about what they see, feel and imagine, they are encouraged to beyond the obvious. This allows for emotional connections that cement their learning.
This type of experience asks children to observe and reflect on their surroundings. This inspires them to make careful observations and thoughtful interpretations – setting the stage for inquiry.
Learn more about why journaling is a valuable learning tool
Do It Yourself
To celebrate 25 years of Campus Calgary/Open Minds programs, we have developed guides for parents and teachers to get out of the house or classroom. We encourage you to embark on your own journaling program with your children!
Download our journaling resources:
We’d love to see what you discover using these program guides. Please share your experience and learnings online using the hashtag #yycCCOM25 and join in our milestone conversation.
Where to Go
There are many ‘special spots’ around the city where children can observe and reflect. In our 25th year, we are encouraging you to get out to a Campus Calgary/Open Minds site and engage in immersive education.
Here is a list of exciting and educational locations in the city that you can visit:
- Calgary Zoo
- Stampede Park
- Prince’s Island Park
- TELUS Spark Science Centre
- Aero Space Museum
- Heritage Park
- Calgary Tower
- Nose Hill Park
- Glenbow Museum
- National Music Centre
- Lougheed Park
- Chinese Cultural Centre
- Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area
- Devonian Gardens
- Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
- Bowness Park
- Elbow Valley Wetland
- Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Want to learn more about Calgary while engaging in immersive learning? Here is a helpful guide to Calgary: