School Visits

OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Integrated learning ~ Stewardship ~ Critical thinking skills

Making connections ~ Cross-curricular

Click here for the Educational Booking Request Form

There is a minimum booking fee of 20 students.


Programs tailored to curriculum links JK – Gr.12

Investigate the mysterious lives of bats, wolves and millipedes/centipedes. Discover the hidden talents of these creatures with hands on activities and challenges. $10/student
Includes Fabulous Fall Forest program plus a train ride and pumpkin to take home. Check out our Fall Fest flyer $13/student
Explore Heartland Forest and learn tree id and fun facts about our beautiful deciduous forest. Parts of a plant, lifecycle, adaptations, forest community, Human uses through history, human impact, and how we benefit from the trees and plants around us are covered through interactive game stations. Includes tree craft – grade 3 $10.00/student
Participate in the ongoing monitoring programs conducted here at Heartland Forest. Visit our Malaise trap (inventory of aerial insects), benthic investigations including collecting at our new boardwalk/observation tower and soil sampling. Students use critical thinking skills to discuss the effects of human activity on the populations of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. A scavenger hunt and team games enhance learning outcomes. $10/student
A guided trail hike interprets the biodiversity of Heartland Forest’s Provincially Significant Wetlands. Become familiar with the mammal species of Ontario through field assessment of tracks and signs. A hands on examination of wildlife artifacts opens discussion on adaptations for migration and hibernation along with physiological changes. $10/student
Stay warm and cozy in our nature centre and then explore outdoors! take a journey through the lifecycle of a tree and meet some native conifers. Then play our deer game to compare physical differences between caribou (reindeer), moose, elk and our local white tailed deer. Head outside to go tracking along our forest trail. Enjoy a hayride (weather permitting) and warm up with delicious apple cider. Check out our winter wonderland flyer $6/student
Explore interactive learning stations featuring frogs and other creatures. Foster stewardship of the natural environment. Check out our Frogfest flyer $10/student
Spend an exciting morning on a guided discovery tour with interactive learning stations and a scavenger hunt. Enjoy your snack and picnic lunch under a pavilion, try out our obstacle course, take a StoryWalk on the forest trail, explore the playground, have a game of mini-putt and take a train ride. $11/student
Our certified instructors guide students through course challenges designed to develop communication, problem solving teamwork and physical skills. weather dependent 2 hour program $8/student Introduction to low ropes addon. $4/student

Add a train ride to any program

$1/student (min. $25)

 

ALL  PROGRAMS  RUN 9:30-2:00

unless stated above

Adults $4.00    Staff complementary

Payment due prior to, or upon arrival

Picnic pavilion reservation included