Leg Up Foundation Education Programs

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Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation School Tours will once again be hosted virtually.

We are pleased to present the Virtual School Tours Program. The Virtual School Tours Program includes at-home/school learning material and activities from all five of the School Tours Stations. Visit the Virtual School Tours Tab above for more information.

  • Upon completion of your tour at Spruce Meadows, students will be able to:
  • Identify the elements that plants need to grow and survive
  • Understand the importance of the bee in our world and environment
  • Recognize and understand the challenges of the urban/rural interface
  • Understand the role that the horse has played in the history of Alberta
  • Appreciate the sensitivity and diversity of the wetland ecosystems and the web of life
  • Understand the evolution of the horse and its role in ancient times and present day
  • Better understand horse care and animal welfare
  • Have an appreciation for the sport of show jumping


Spruce Meadows hopes our programs are a continued journey toward a lifelong love of horses, education and the environment.

Virtual School Tours

We are pleased to present the 2021 Virtual School Tours Program. The Virtual School Tours Program includes at-home/school learning material and activities from all five of the School Tours Stations. Full programming will be sent to you after completing the application form at the bottom of this page.

Upon completion of your tour at Spruce Meadows, students will be able to:

•    Identify the elements that plants need to grow and survive

•    Understand the importance of the bee in our world and environment

•    Recognize and understand the challenges of the urban/rural interface

•    Understand the role that the horse has played in the history of Alberta

•    Appreciate the sensitivity and diversity of the wetland ecosystems and the web of life

•    Understand the evolution of the horse and its role in ancient times and present day

•    Better understand horse care and animal welfare

•    Have an appreciation for the sport of show jumping

Spruce Meadows hopes our programs are a continued journey toward a lifelong love of horses, education and the environment.

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Station 1: Seed Survivor

Seed Survivor will teach students about the importance of agriculture to their daily lives and growing healthy plants with a focus on water, soil, sunlight, and nutrients. This station includes a sunflower planting activity for students.

Teachers are able to order supplies from Nutrien for their classes, the supplies will be shipped to the teacher who will then be responsible for safely distributing the supplies, we recommend a curbside pick-up or contactless drop off.

Please only order supplies from Nutrien if you are a teacher placing an order for your entire class, there is a list of necessary supplies included in the instructions for individual students.

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Station 2: ABC Bees

Students will learn the social structure of a beehive, and learn how to help honeybees and other native pollinators.

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Station 3: Horse Anatomy

Students will learn about how to look after a horse to keep it healthy and minimize the risk of diseases transferred to people.

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Station 4: Horse History

This station, with so much detail, offers students a chance to learn what horses were used for in early times, throughout the ages and of course today. Discover the human relationship with the horse and the importance of the role it plays in Alberta.

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Station 5: Wetlands

This station has students learning about pond dipping, how to make their own pond dipping equipment at home, identification and release of aquatic invertebrates while learning their roles within a wetland ecosystem.