Our goal is to turn an undeveloped portion of Canmore Collegiate and Alpenglow school yard into a stimulating and flexible natural play and learning environment where teachers and students can gather, learn, explore, experiment and interact with nature first hand, daily.
It is our vision to create a multi-functional outdoor learning and play space, using simple nature-based elements that will equally benefit staff, students and the greater community for years to come. It is our hope that this new outdoor space becomes a “hub” for increased hands-on environmental learning and creates a stronger connection between students, their community and their environment.
Expanded Curriculum Opportunities
Free Form Play
Balancing, hanging, climbing, jumping, sliding
Respect for Nature and Environmental Stewardship
Improved academic outcomes and increased student attention
Prepared by the Alpenglow Playground Committee, this document includes the information above as well as outlines Our Design Process, Project Considerations, Learning Opportunities, Community Connections & Partnerships, Stewardship Plan Overview, Design and Construction.
Natural Playground Committee Members & Meeting Minutes
Jolene Gunn – ACES Fundraising Coordinator and Playground Committee Chair James Gunn – Civil Engineer Karen Escarte – Engineer Shannon Fiendel – Designer Vincent Ardley – Mason and Construction