Field Trips - Primary Junior

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

Mountsberg is accepting booking requests for 2017 and 2018.

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

K-1

Nature Play

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

Play based learning belongs outside! Bring your class for a day of hands on exploration and fun in the outdoors. Dress to get messy, we will be following the children’s lead as we explore all that the current season has to offer; be that frogs, snow, wildflowers, squirrel drays or forts. This program aims foster curiosity and let kids be kids in the outdoors.

$8.50/student

 

-1 free adult for every 5 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

K-3

Elf Academy

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

A special holiday program
now available for schools
and day care centres!
Bring your students for an
unforgettable outdoor
celebration of the season.
Explore holiday traditions with the
Mountsberg puppets! Enjoy a wagon ride to Mountsberg’s popular Christmas Town. Students make a gift to take home and enjoy tasty hot chocolate in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen followed by story time with Santa Claus in his cabin
in the woods!

$8.50/student
- 1 free adult for every 5 students (gr. K&1)

- 1 free adult for every 10 students (gr.2&3)

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

K-3

Owl Prowl

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

Come "nose to beak" with live owls native to Ontario. Learn about their fascinating adaptations, their habitats and homes, hear their calls, and feel their soft feathers and sharp talons.

Activities include: puppet show, live owls, guided tour of the wildlife walkway trail.

$8.50/student

- 1 free adult for every 5 students (gr. K&1)

 

- 1 free adult for every 10 students (gr.2&3)

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

K-6

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, puppet show (k-gr. 3)

$8.50/student

- 1 free adult for every 5 students (gr. K&1)

-1 free adult for every 10 students (gr2-6)

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

3-6

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

$8.50/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit a booking request form here.

4-6

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

 

$15.00/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5hr program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

4-6

Map and Compass

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

Students learn about map symbols and legends, then use local maps to explore the watershed and find connections between human features and the natural world. Students will also learn how to use a compass as they travel the on-site orienteering course. Lesson plans are geared for both primary and junior grades.

Activities include: introduction to mapping, introduction to compasses, outdoor orienteering fun!

$8.50/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

4-6

Instincts for Survival

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

An outdoor education classic! 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

$8.50/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

1

Living Things

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Through up close encounters with live animals and hands-on outdoor exploration, students learn about the characteristics and needs of living things. Students will meet Mountsberg’s raptors, snakes, and farm animals in this jam packed program!

Activities include: puppet show, raptor centre walkway, discovery hike (activities related to current season), farmyard visit, native snake session, hands-on bio-artefact exploration

$15/student

-1 free adult for every 5 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

2

Exploring Animal Life

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Amazing animal encounters help students learn about the physical/behavioural characteristics and seasonal/life cycles of Mountsberg’s raptors, snakes and farm animals! This program focuses on interactive learning to build understanding of how animals may be affected by human activity.

Activities include: puppet show, raptor centre walkway, discovery hike (seasonal activities), farmyard visit, snake session, hands-on bio-artefact exploration

$15/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

2

Tellabrations

Crawford Lake

1.5 hrs

Students learn about the importance of spoken word traditions and celebrations among First Nations people through interactive storytelling in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village.

Activities include: interactive storytelling, longhouse exploration and fire starting, craft making

$8.50/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

2

SPLASH

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

Through exploration of Mountsberg’s wetlands, students will investigate the similarities and differences in the characteristics of various organisms that call this habitat home. Using dip nets and magnifying lenses students will discover how important wetlands are and our need to protect them.

Activities include: exploration of a pond habitat, hands on dip netting in a wetland habitat, puppet show

$8.50/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

3

Life in the Longhouse

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Students discover Ontario’s rich First Nation’s heritage as they explore a 15th century reconstructed Iroquoian Village. Hands- on opportunities abound when students engage in games, craft making, longhouse exploration and a hike to learn about what life was like in a longhouse village over 600 years ago.

Activities include: longhouse exploration, circle gathering and fire starting, traditional games, craft making, multimedia presentation, Moccasin Walk (guided hike)

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

3

Green Thumbs

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Students will dig in and explore a natural area, and use role play, games, activities and crafts to learn: how humans past and present depend on plants and soils for their survival; how plants and soils support our planet, and how each student can protect plants and soils today. Warning-creepy crawly and messy hand zone! Dress to get messy!

Is your school in the Halton Watershed? Ask us about a FREE TREE planting for your school when you book!

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

4

Reading with Raptors

Mountsberg

1.5 hrs

What better way to marry the grade 4 Science and Language Arts curriculum than through aprogram featuringinteractive storytellingand a visit with a live Great Horned Owl?Reading with Raptors can be delivered in the spectacular scenery of Mountsberg Conservation Area or, if going off site is not a possibility for your class, we can bring the program right to your school. This program includes classroom testedpre and post visit lesson plans (science and language arts).

Activities include: interactive storytelling, encounter with a live Great Horned Owl, hands-on experiences with bio artifacts

$8.50/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

4

Habitats

Mountsberg

3 hrs

An exploration of plants and animals in a variety of habitats and the adaptations organisms use to survive. By engaging in the role playing activity Instincts for Survival, students assess the needs of the community and portray the roles of specific organisms within food chains (herbivores, omnivores and carnivores).

Activities include: hands- on exploration of 2 different habitats, interactive Instincts for Survival activity.

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

4

Species at Risk

Mountsberg

3 hrs

This program explores the issues surrounding Ontario’s species at risk, what it means to be "at risk" and what students can do to help at risk species in their own backyards. Experiences with live birds of prey will help students understand the threats to Ontario’s wildlife.

Activities include: visits with live birds of prey, storytelling, and interactive games and activities

$15.00/student

-1 free adult for every 10 students

- Please call to ask about 1.5hr options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

5

Life in the Longhouse

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Students discover Ontario’s rich First Nation’s heritage and learn about the relationship between Iroquoian people and the first European settlers as they explore the reconstructed Iroquoian Village. Hands- on opportunities abound when students engage in games, artefact discovery, longhouse exploration and a hike to learn about what life was like in a longhouse village over 600 years ago.

Activities include: longhouse exploration, circle gathering and fire starting, traditional games, artefact discovery, multimedia presentation, Moccasin Walk (guided hike).

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

5

Dig in and Discover: Archeaeology!

 

Please note: This program is not available until Spring 2018

Crawford Lake

3 hrs

Dig in, get dirty and find out how we know what we know about the past. Through hands-on exploration students learn how archaeologists uncover the secrets of past civilizations.

Activities include: lakeside archaeological site discovery challenge, pottery reconstruction, artifact analysis, hands-on simulated dig

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

 

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

5

Watts the Difference

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Students explore how energy is used, how we can use less energy, and how energy can be generated in a renewable way. As students attempt to solve Mountsberg’s energy dilemma, they explore the pros and cons of different energy sources. This program strives to show how seemingly small changes in our energy consumption habits can have a tremendous impact.

Activities include: exploration of solar power, exploration of wind power, exploration of traditional energy sources, conservation activity

$15.00/student - 1 free adult for every 10 students

- Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

6

Biodiversity

Mountsberg

3 hrs

This program provides students the opportunity to sample the living things in a specific habitat and to classify these organisms using dichotomous keys. Students will learn that biodiversity includes diversity among individuals, species, and ecosystems and why it is so important to us all.

Activities include: hands -on classification activity, hands-on exploration of 2 different ecosystems, live animal biodiversity session.

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking request form here.

6

Flight

Mountsberg

3 hrs

Students will enjoy a unique experience learning the properties of air that make flight possible, design and construct a flying device and identify environmental impacts and hazards. Staff will use live raptors to demonstrate the natural flying abilities and aerodynamics of birds of prey using the four forces of flight.

Activities include: hands-on flight experiments, properties of air experiments and discussion, creation of a flying device, bird of prey demonstration, guided hike

$15.00/student

- 1 free adult for every 10 students

-Please call to ask about 1.5 hour program options

Complete and submit the booking 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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