Kids at the Elevator
The Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum Presents:
"Origins of Our Community"
Elementary School Tour
- DO YOU KNOW how your community emerged and has changed over time?
- HOW have individuals or groups contributed to the development of your community?
- WHY would a grain elevator be important to a community?
- WHAT grains would be found in elevator storage and why does it matter to you?
Come and discover the life of the farmer of the 1950's. Learn how grain was brought to the elevator and shipped by train to the mills. Learn how levers, pulleys and simple gravity eased the workload of the manager who ran the grain elevator single-handedly. Look into the giantic bins that stored locally grown grains. Learn about the diversity of products produced by grains and other agricultural products. Be inspired by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our pioneer farmers.
Our programs are designed to be delivered on-site.They are designed to stimulate curiosity, and connect multiple concepts across curriculum with attention to specific goals and objectives as outlined by Alberta Learning. Our inter-active program can be adapted to fit specific learner needs and can be adapted to fit into specific time constraints. We are available for programs June - September and can adapt programming to accommodate groups into October as well.
Our tours can consist of anywhere between 5 kids and 50. To better serve individual needs, larger groups will be divided into two or more groups. We recommend sub-groups no be bigger than 10 (including supervisors) for each station. Generally, each station rotation requires 30 - 40 minutes and depending on the size of the group, may include up to four stations: Archives if they are over 12 years old, Grain Elevator where they will learn the origins of the community, Museum where they will find relateable and interesting items from the past, and an Education Interactive Station (where our bread comes from). There is also an option to have a half-a-hour lunch on-site inside the Workshop.
The Ag Society is a volunteer-based organization and this is one form of our fundraising. All of the proceeds go towards maintenance for the Elevator and the Water Tower as well as for funding of a new building.
|Time||10 AM - 2:00 PM (may be adjusted as required)|
|Cost||$5.00 / student or supervisor|
|Payment||Cash or Cheque|
|What to Wear||Due to the industrial nature of the site, closed toe-shoes are strongly recommended. The Grain Elevator Museum is always colder than outside, so sweaters or jackets are encouraged.|
|Supervision Requirements||We strongly recommend 1 supervisor for every 5 children, more if some students require special care.|
Tuesday – Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM
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