Appreciation of Nature

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
Kindergarten, Pre School
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

This seasonally based program uses sensory awareness activities to introduce young children to nature.

This half-day program introduces very young children to nature in a gentle, enjoyable way through activities, observation and play. Exploring forests and fields will help students develop an interest and appreciation of the natural world.

pre-school boy takes part in outdoor education program at Kortright Centre

Students will discover nature using their eyes, ears, nose and sense of touch. They will be shown a variety of nature artifacts that they can examine to study textures, colours, patterns, shapes, and at the same time learn interesting facts about the specific item.

Throughout the year, nature is constantly changing, each season presenting different experiences. This program focuses on the seasonal features present at the time of your visit. If you would like to emphasize a specific topic, please note this when booking the program.

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.


Curriculum Connections:

  • Complements programs focusing on sensory awareness, expansion of vocabulary and the expression of experiences through the use of appropriate language.
  • Enhances teaching units focusing on nature topics.