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Special Programs

In this series of programs, you will find some interesting concepts for outdoor programming.  We have included everything from Inuit games to orienteering, winter survival and more!  Challenge your students with these one-of-a kind programs guaranteed to bring out the best in your students.

 

1) Frozen Dead Lemming (Inuit Games)

January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 8

Long, dark northern winters encourage First Nations people to invent many games to sharpen hunting skills. Games of observation, strength and quick reflexes will help your students pass the winter months too. Try your skills at "Frozen Dead Lemming" and more!

 

2) Find Your Own Way (Orienteering)

September > November

  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Want a natural way to learn about the use of the compass and map to find their way on site? Orienteering courses set up at the various C.A.s offer your students the opportunity to use project (trail markers) and/or compass orienteering skills learned through this program. Program includes some wildlife skills and information on what to do if lost.

 

 

 

3) Winter Survival


January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

What should you do if you get lost during a winter hike of it the car breaks down? This program includes basic skills for survival in winter including building a quinzhee (snow shelter) and a fire in the woods. Basic needs such as food, water and warmth are investigated as well as edible wilds, distress signals, search and rescue methods and what you should take with you to ensure safety.

 

 

4) Snowshoeing

January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 2-8

The people of the First Nations knew how to get around in deep snow, do you? Learn what snowshoes are made of and how people have adapted them to suit their environment and lifestyles. Try on a pair of snowshoes and learn the basics; how to fall, how to get up, how to turn, how to walk and how to run. We conclude with a walk on the trails to see if we can find any animals that have "built-in" snowshoes.

 

5) General Nature Walk


September > November

  • January > February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 1-8

Explore the many trails at any of our properties with one of our guides. We can accommodate your curriculum needs to focus on any subject in the wild. You may wish to simply compare the same trail throughout the seasons.

 

6) Environmental Games

May - June

September - October

Curriculum Connections with grades 2 - 6

Living things adapt to their environment to survive.  Students learn a variety of concepts regarding our natural resources and the interdependence of all things found in nature.  Environmental games are activities that make children aware of food chains, predators and prey, and the feeling of hunting and being hunted.  Through role playing, children will develop an understanding of plant and animal relationships.

 

7) Sustainability - Developing for Tomorrow

September - October

January - March

May - June

Curriculum Connections with grades 7 - 12

The art of living in balance with nature - our positive and negative affects on wildlife.  Can we live off the land without harming it?  What can be done to lessen our negative effects on wildlife?  How can we reduce our environmental footprint?

 

8) Our Fragile Environment

September - October

January - March

May - June

Curriculum Connections with grades 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 12

Much of our focus has been directed toward studying and saving the rainforests while amazing discoveries are still being made in our own backyard.  Find out some of the insect-eating plants, rare orchids, endangered species, large predators and more that are threatened in Grey and Bruce Counties.  Learn what you can do to help protect our fragile environment.


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