Field Trips - Intermediate Senior

Crawford Lake is fully booked for 2017 and taking booking requests for 2018.

Mountsberg is fully booked for 2017 and taking booking requests for 2018.

As of November 2017, both the Full Day and Half Day program fees have increased to:  Full day $16 and Half day $9.

Educational programs at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake are designed to engage and delight children with experiential, hands-on learning that supports Ontario curriculum expectations. Please submit a booking request form for the desired program for your group by clicking the link under ’Booking Information’. A representative will contact you within 48 hours in regard to your booking request.

We have school packages available for parents to pre-purchase souvenirs for excited students. Teachers can print out the forms for both Crawford Lake and Mountsbergs. Click for the school package form for Crawford Lake here, and click for the Mountsberg school package here.

GradeProgram TitleLocationLengthDescriptionFeeBooking Information

7-12

Tour of Discovery

Crawford Lake

1.5 hrs

Ontario’s First Nations heritage comes to life during this guided exploration of a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian village. See what life in the longhouse was like over 600 years ago. Activities include: Multimedia presentation, guided tour of the Iroquoian Village, longhouse exploration, traditional fire starting and sampling of cornbread and maple syrup OR lakeside sharing.

$9/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7-12

Snowshoe Adventure

Crawford Lake

1.5 hrs

Begin your adventure with a multimedia presentation that explores the history of the snowshoe then suit up and hit the trails. There are no shoes like snowshoes when it comes to exploring the winter landscape. Activities include: Multimedia presentation, training on the use of snowshoes, guided hike featuring wildlife tracking OR snowshoeing games.

$9/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7-12

Birds of Prey

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Learn about the adaptations and biodiversity of the different types of raptors found in Ontario. This program explores how raptors interact with their environments and features "nose to beak" experiences with live birds of prey.

Activities include: live birds of prey, guided tour of the Wildlife Walkway trail, hands-on exploration of bioartefacts, and interactive games and activities.

 

$16.00/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

- Please call to inquire about 1.5hr program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7-12

Birds of Prey Photoshoot

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

Staff perch a variety of birds of prey in scenic locations for budding photographers to practice their craft.

$200.00 flat fee

-15 students maximum

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7-12

Maple Syrup Time!

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

A Mountsberg Classic! Take the horse-drawn wagon to Mapletowne to tap a maple tree, smell the boiling sap, and taste fresh maple syrup. An optional lunch of fresh pancakes and syrup can be purchased for your entire group. Activities include:Horse drawn wagon ride, guided tour of a working sugar bush, tree tapping demonstration, maple syrup tasting plus a puppet show for groups ages pre school to grade 3.

$9/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7-12

Instincts for Survival

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

This is a very active program in which students assume the roles of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores in a terrestrial ecosystem. Students learn about the relationships between various species and their habitat. Food chains, adaptations and habitat requirements are all explored in this program. Activities include: Interactive Instincts for Survival game

$9/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

7

Environment & Us

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Biodiversity is under threat from climate change. In earlier times, species and ecosystems had the flexibility to adapt their ranges to suit a changing climate. In the present, the adaptability of ecosystems is challenged by the speed of the change, habitat loss, and fragmentation caused by human activities. Individual actions can make a difference. Environment & Us is an active program that provides an opportunity for students to take action. Activities include: The Tipping Point Game, The Environment & Us Amazing Race, and a Stewardship Session.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

9

Niagara Escarpment: Take a Hike!

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Escape from the classroom for a day and Take a Hike! Hike the Niagara Escarpment between Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Areas and explore concepts of environmental change and human-environment interactions. Students participate in a hike that leads them to a greater awareness of environmental protection in our region. Activities include: 5km hike over rugged terrain, exploring a variety of ecosystems and areas disturbed by human use. Students view a variety of land use on the Niagara Escarpment and seek to find the balance between nature and humans.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

9

NEW for 2017!

Take a Hike @ Hilton Falls

Hilton Falls

 

Our popular Take a Hike program is growing! Grade 9 students will experience concepts of environmental change first hand as they hike through stunning Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Hilton Falls features unique geological formations, such as potholes and the beautiful Hilton Falls. Historical and modern human/environment interactions come alive as we explore onsite ruins and water control features.  

Activities include: 5km hike over rugged terrain, exploring a variety of ecosystems and areas disturbed by human use. Students view a variety of land use on the Niagara Escarpment and seek to find the balance between nature and humans.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

9 & 10

Climate Change S.O.S.

Mountsberg

3 hrs

The issue of climate change is explored through the real life case study of the Mountsberg sugar bush. Sugar maples are a tree species with very specific growth requirements. It is expected that these remarkable trees will feel the effects of climate change more acutely and sooner than many other tree species. Participants in this program help Mountsberg staff to monitor the sugar maples in our working sugar bush. Will the trees continue to thrive in Southern Ontario - your students can help us find out. Students also engage in activities that promote awareness of the economic impacts of removing this species from Southern Ontario and what they can do in their own life to help.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

11

Giant’s Rib

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Students will explore the interconnections among the geology, plants, animals and human activities in Ontario’s most unique habitat – the Niagara Escarpment. Through a series of role playing activities and hands on discoveries students will evaluate Ontario’s stewardship of this phenomenal natural resource. Activities include: 9km hike over rugged terrain, students examine the Niagara Escarpment through the lens ecosystem conservation, economic development and environmental monitoring as they strive to decide if we are striking the right balance between the human and the natural on the Niagra Escarpment. Includes a World Biosphere Reserve Review activity to take back to the classroom.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

11

Archaeology: Putting the Pieces Together

 

Please note: This program will not be available until Spring 2018

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Discover the fascinating field of archaeology in this hands-on and interactive program. Students will learn the basics of topographical analysis, setting grids, methods of excavation and the importance of lab work. Activities include: Measuring and setting up grids, hike to view pioneer settlement ruins, midden spoil analysis, pottery reconstruction, simulated excavation.

$16.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the request form here.

If you’re experiencing issues with the booking request form, please contact the appropriate park per program. You can email Mountsberg at mtsberg@hrca.on.ca, or call them at 905-854-2276 ext 3300. If you need to contact Crawford Lake, email Crawford Lake at clbookings@hrca.on.ca, or call the park at 905-854-0234 ext 3200.

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