Winter Programs

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There is a minimum booking fee of 20 students.


Winter Wonderland Nov—Dec 2018 k/(pre/ECE)

Explore wildlife outdoors and warm up with craft and play based activities in our nature centre! Meet a tree and explore living and non living forest elements.  Play a matching game including antlers of reindeer,  moose, elk and our local white tailed deer. Enjoy a hayride (weather permitting) and warm up with delicious apple cider.

Half day $6

Eyes Like a Hawk, Ears Like a Deer year round k/(pre/ECE)

Come explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature through activities based on sensory play and open explorations.

Half day $7

Wonderful Winter Nov—Dec 2018 Gr 1-2

Explore wildlife outdoors and warm up with craft and play based activities in our nature centre! Check out the physical characteristics of our local conifers and investigate how they keep their green through winter.  Take a hike to investigate seasonal changes. Get creative in a game which investigates the physical characteristics and needs of our local deer population. Enjoy a hayride (weather permitting) and warm up with delicious apple cider.

Half day $6  Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10

Migrate, Hibernate or Adapt Nov 2018—Mar 2019 Gr 1-2

Investigate changes plants and animals go through in order to survive in the changing seasons. Conduct an experiment to discover why leaves change colours during the year. Become familiar with the mammal species of Ontario through a guided hike exploring tracks and signs. Get your hands on some wildlife artifacts to decide which animal migrates, hibernates or adapts for survival.

Half day $7  Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10

Trees Please Nov 2018—Apr 2019 Gr 3

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.

Half day $7  Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10

Trading like the Voyagers Nov 2018—Apr 2019 Gr 3-6

This program introduces students to the lifestyle of the early French settlers who traded with the First Nations Peoples for furs. After a brief introduction to their history and a discussion of the importance of the beaver pelt, learners participate in an orienteering and bartering activity that simulates a season as Early Voyager explorers. Learners’ abilities to use maps and make good trades will determine their success as a Voyager.

Half day $7 Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10

Wilderness Survival Nov 2018—Apr 2019 Gr 4-10

Working in a cooperative team situation, students will practice some important aspects of basic survival techniques in the outdoors. Each group will be challenged to construct a shelter from natural materials and will learn campfire safety. Key elements of this lesson stress a ‘no-trace’ camping philosophy, as well as the safety aspects of preparation and planning for a successful outdoor experience.

Half day $7  Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10

Orienteering Nov 2018—Apr 2019 Gr 3-8

This is an excellent program to introduce participants to orienteering, while helping them to develop both basic map reading skills and group cooperative skills. The object is to locate checkpoints (also called controls) along trail routes. The more accurate your locations, the more points your group will get . Available to be customized to your grade level.

Half day $7 Full day includes campfire with marshmallows $10


Prices listed are per student
Adults $4, Staff Complimentary
Minimum group fee of 20 students
Full Day programs run 9:30-2:00
*campfire with marshmallows(weather dependent)