School Tours

Attention Grade 3-4 Teachers

Take your students back in time! The Friends of the Forestry Farm House invite you to experience a bit of Saskatchewan history. Come to the Superintendent's Residence in the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo for a lesson in conservation, a historical tour of the Forestry Farm House and Park, and information on the trees that shaped our province.

Our trained volunteers will lead you and your students in a tour which includes information on the day-to-day operations and life at the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station in the early part of the 20th century. The tour and activities can be tailored to a one, or a one-and-a-half hour time period and may include a walking tour, tree rubbing activity, and explanation of a shelterbelt model.

Spring or fall is the perfect time to visit this National Historic Site. It makes a wonderful compliment to a visit to the Saskatoon Zoo.

Cost is $1.00 per student. For more information or to book your visit,

please call Sue at 306-229-5015 or e-mail

Classroom Materials

You may want to prepare your students for their visit by reading Flora McLean's Diary, which is included in the FloraPrevisit.pdf file attached below.

After your visit you may want to do the crossword or shelterbelt activity.

Photo credit: Bernadette Vangool