The Calgary Stampede OH Ranch Grade Five Education Program began its second year of programming last week, welcoming classes from Altadore School in Calgary as our first visitors of the 2015/2016 academic year. At the OH Ranch, 9 km west of Longview, students, teachers and parent chaperones enjoy a fun-filled, interactive day of experiential learning “on the range”.

During the ridge hike, students gain an understanding of the geography of the land, and how the land contributes to our agricultural practices in Southwestern Alberta.
Here, Grade Five students contemplate the sights and sounds of the OH Ranch during a quiet reflection activity aimed at encouraging mindfulness.
Returning from the ridge hike, learners enjoy an exceptional view of our “outdoor classroom” and Steer Flats.

Students participate in a guided ranch yard tour during which they learn about cattle ranching and animal care practices at the OH Ranch.
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Students learn about some of the different flora and fauna species of the OH Ranch.
Learners gain an understanding of the importance of our working cattle horses at the OH Ranch. Here students are enjoying a visit with Scooter.

The Calgary Stampede OH Ranch Grade Five Education Program is a free educational program available to Calgary and area schools thanks to the support of the Calgary Stampede Foundation. Based on Alberta Education’s Social Studies and Science curricula, students learn about agricultural practices, land stewardship and Alberta’s heritage. For more information about the Calgary Stampede, visit our webpage.