Community Outreach Programs

BGI’s Community Outreach Programs connect science, research, and education with the public and cultivates relationships between naturalists and researchers.

Community Programs

  • Open House - this annual event at the Barrier Lake Station is designed for the whole family and raises awareness about current research in the Canadian Rockies and Foothills.
  • Citizen Science Program - engages the public through government, non-government, and scientists in the process of science discovery and education.
  • Spring Naturalist Weekend - held at the Barrier Lake Station every spring, this program brings together naturalists and researchers for a weekend of field trips, discussions and education.
  • Forest Research and History Trail Guides - Barrier Lake Forestry trails are located adjacent to the Barrier Lake Station and highlight forest ecology research and history of the site. These trails are open to the public from May to October.

The Barrier Lake Station is also well suited to host community programs, including those from Scouts Canada and the Girl Guides of Canada, as well as many other education based community programs