Note: Proper footwear, rubber boots or closed toed shoes, is essential for students, teachers and parent volunteers to maximize the learning potential and related enjoyment of these programs.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS (1 adult for every 5 students).
Students will rotate through a series of activity centres, each based on a Specific Science Curriculum Expectation. Centres will include: waterwheels, windmills, floating boats, pulleys and gears, tool time with hammer and nails, hunt for bugs in the forest floor and more. This program promotes awareness of the natural/human-made environment and of the characteristics, function and uses of some common materials through hands on investigations and observations.
Students will explore both our farmland and pond, meeting the animals that live in each environment. Through age appropriate activities students will learn about each animal’s adaptations, habitats and life cycles. Note: Proper footwear (i.e. Rubber boots) is essential for students, teachers and parent volunteers to maximize the learning potential and related enjoyment of this program. Highlands supplies the dip nets.
Students will actively take part in a series of inter-connected activities that explore our natural surroundings by using four of their five senses; touch, smell, sight and hearing. This program aims to foster environmental appreciation within the students by encouraging a sense of wonder and respect of nature through first-hand experiences.
This game of predator/prey survival, designed specifically for ages five to seven, allows children to role-play wildlife families. The children become baby animals while parent volunteers become animal parents. Each family (five children and one parent) travel around as a group searching for food and water (markers placed in the playing area) and try not to become food for a predator family.
Let your class experience the History, production and taste of Maple Syrup. This is a half day program, starting with an interactive puppet show, followed by a hike through a Niagara Escarpment sugar bush. Combine with another program to make a full day adventure.
This is a half day program in which students will be exposed to the basics of mapping, and signs of wildlife in the forest. The students will map (draw a picture) of an inside room and find markers located around that room. They will then move outside and with a map, in small groups, with an adult, follow a marked trail through the forest, past a beaver pond, beside a shallow waterfall, to find markers (pictures of animals) on trees.