Programs

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Microplastics and Our Water

Curriculum Links: Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems, Environmental Science – Human Health and the Environment; Human Impact on the Environment Description: Microplastics are destroying our marine ecosystems, and we’re the ones putting them there. In this hands-on session, students will learn about microplastics – what they are, why they are a problem, and ongoing awareness raising...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grade 5, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Afternoon, Morning, Outreach
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Frog Watch

Curriculum Connections:  Science & Technology: Grade 4 – Habitats and Communities, Grade 6 – Biodiversity, Grade 7 – Interactions in the Environment More than just watching frogs, the evening begins with story-telling as a means of introducing learners to the role that amphibians play as indicators of environmental health. After learning to identify the calls...Read more
Facility:
Claremont Field Centre
Lake St. George Field Centre
Levels: Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7
Type of course: evening program, Overnight
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Scavenger Hunt – Monster!

Students will work together as a group to search for and collect a variety of natural items found outdoors. Groups will design and create their own monster using the items they found and then prepare to present their monster to the class. Monsters will be judged in our Claremont Idol to see which group will...Read more
Facility: Claremont Field Centre
Levels: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Afternoon, Day Visit, evening program, Morning, Overnight
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Geomatics

Curriculum Connections: Grade 9, 11, 12 (see below for detailed connections) Combine geography and environmental science in this active, engaging, full-day program! Students will learn about the history of and uses for GPS technology before heading out with GPS units to go geocaching. Once the students have mastered GPS technology, they will use their devices...Read more
Facility:
Albion Hills Field Centre
Claremont Field Centre
Lake St. George Field Centre
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Full Day, Overnight
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Scavenger Hunt

Curriculum connections: Health & Physical Education: Grades 4–8 – Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation Participants work cooperatively in small teams to collect everything on their Scavenger Hunt sheet, including information and non-living items from nature. This activity provides a great opportunity for participants to have fun and be active outdoors, while gaining familiarity with the...Read more
Facility:
Albion Hills Field Centre
Claremont Field Centre
Lake St. George Field Centre
Levels: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning, Overnight
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Eco-Jeopardy

Modeled after the popular television game show, participants will be divided into teams and challenged in a fun and interactive manner to answer environmentally themed questions. Categories include such topics as wildlife, water, waste minimization, energy and climate change, and are meant to raise awareness of human impacts on the environment.Read more
Facility:
Albion Hills Field Centre
Claremont Field Centre
Lake St. George Field Centre
Levels: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Afternoon, Day Visit, evening program, Morning, Overnight
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Campfire and/or Campfire Leadership

Many groups enjoy the tradition of ending their visit with us at the campfire circle. This evening program will provide participants with the skills, techniques and resources needed to lead a successful, fun-filled and inclusive campfire. Participants will prepare, practice and deliver one or more campfire components such as an opening, poems, skits, songs, stories...Read more
Facility:
Albion Hills Field Centre
Claremont Field Centre
Lake St. George Field Centre
Levels: ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12, Kindergarten
Type of course: Day Visit, evening program, Overnight
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Pioneer Studies

Curriculum connections: Social Studies: Grade 3 – Early Settlers in Upper Canada, Grade 5 – Early Civilizations, Grade 6 – First Nations Peoples and European Explorers; History: Grade 7 – New France, Grade 8 – British North America Experience the simple yet hard life of a pioneer in Upper Canada. At an authentic pioneer cabin in...Read more
Facility: Claremont Field Centre
Levels: Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning, Overnight
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