The everyday adventures of a parks interpreter

Story by Scott Sunderwald – Alberta Parks Interpreter

20170708_185052I often say that being an interpreter for Alberta Parks is more of a calling than a job. It takes many years of dedicated seasonal work to prove your salt, and, even then, only a few people are lucky enough to build a full-time career from interpretation.  I try to remember that every day and count my blessings. Continue reading

Thank you Alberta Parks Volunteers!

The Alberta Parks Volunteer Conference brought together a sampling of the dedicated people who happily greet guests, help maintain parks, conduct science, coordinate special events, and so much more in our vast provincial parks system.

Held in Wetaskiwin September 25-27, attendees were provided a three-day conference that included a full slate of activities and events, including celebrating the history of Alberta Parks at Reynolds-Alberta Museum during Alberta Culture Days, an archaeology tour of Calhoun Bay Provincial Recreation Area, exploring expansion opportunities at Peaceful Valley Provincial Recreation Area and Day Use Lodge, and learning about lake and fisheries management at Pigeon Lake Provincial Park along with yurt camping and traditional First Nations use of the animals and fish that exist in the area. Continue reading

Having fun naturally – Parks Day celebrations

AEP-Twitter-Infographics-DinosaurParks-ChooseParks Day is July 18 and Alberta’s provincial parks are alive with all kinds of activities.

Games, food, displays, crafts, water activities, tours, treasure hunts, contests, special entertainment and even water bomber demonstrations are just some of the festivities scheduled at Alberta’s parks throughout the weekend of July 18 and 19.

WOS 2007 Parks Day 166While provincial parks generally see close to half a million people taking part in programs each year, it’s anticipated that Parks Day will draw upwards of 10,000 visitors to parks across Alberta.

With a provincial park or protected area within an hour of almost every community in Alberta, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy. Here is just a little of what to look forward to across Alberta:

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Adventures ahead for the new Environment and Parks Ministry

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development is now Alberta Environment and Parks. With our new face comes the opportunity to bring even more new content and bring our readers on amazing adventures through the work we do.

This blog isn’t the only site that has been refreshed – also check out the new Alberta Environment and Parks website and twitter account.

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