Holiday Lore

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Kindergarten
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

Enjoy the magic of Kortright’s forest in November and December. Explore nature while learning about the holiday season from various perspectives.

Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies; Heritage and Identity –
Grade 1: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities,
Grade 2: Changing Family and Community Traditions,
Grade 3: Communities in Canada 1780 – 1850,
Grade 5: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Explore natural holiday traditions from a variety of different cultural perspectives. Make popcorn by the fire, beeswax candles and learn about the traditions of different cultural holiday celebrations. The emphasis of this program is on secular folklore and the seasonal changes in nature, as they relate to the holiday season. Various religious customs will be touched upon throughout the program.

Preparation:
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.

Half Day, Winter (Mid November – December)