Camp Kawartha

Land Forms Liars Club

Put your students’ mapping skills and natural knowledge to the test! Explore a unique alvar ecosystem, while looking for geological clues to help solve the mysteries of this fascinating place. This program uses critical thinking and analytical skills to determine the geomorphological story of the area around Camp Kawartha.

Season Availability: Fall,  Winter, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 7 : Science Curriculum Links

Understanding Life Systems – Interactions in the Environment

Overall Expectations
1.   assess the impacts of human activities and technologies on the environment, and evaluate ways of controlling these impacts;
2.   investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem;
3.   demonstrate an understanding of interactions between and among biotic and abiotic elements in the environment.

Specific Expectations
2.1   follow established safety procedures for investigating ecosystems
2.4   use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including sustainability, biotic, ecosystem, community, population, and producer, in oral and written communication
3.1   demonstrate an understanding of an ecosystem (e.g., a log, a pond, a forest) as a system of interactions between living organisms and their environment
3.2   identify biotic and abiotic elements in an ecosystem, and describe the interactions between them
3.3   describe the roles and interactions of producers, consumers, and decomposers within an ecosystem
3.8   describe ways in which human activities and technologies alter balances and interactions in the environment

Grade 7 : Geography Curriculum Links

Physical Patterns in a Changing World

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: analyse some challenges and opportunities presented by the physical environment and ways in which people have responded to them
A3.   Understanding Geographic Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns in Earth’s physical features and of some natural processes and human activities that create and change those features

Specific Expectations
A2.4   interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools and spatial technologies
A2.5   evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about the impact of natural events and/or human activities that change the physical environment
A2.6   communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary
A3.1   identify the location and describe the physical characteristics of various landforms
A3.2   describe some key natural processes and human activities (e.g., tectonic forces, weathering and erosion, deposition, glaciation, mining, land reclamation projects) that create and change landforms
A3.5   describe some key natural processes and human activities

Grade 8 : Geography Curriculum Links

Global Settlement: Patterns and Sustainability

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: analyse some significant interrelationships between Earth’s physical features and processes and human settlement patterns, and some ways in which the physical environment and issues of sustainability may affect settlement in the future
A3.   Understanding Geographic Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant patterns and trends related to human settlement and of ways in which human settlement affects the environment

Specific Expectations
A1.1   analyse some of the ways in which the physical environment (e.g., climate, landforms, soil type, vegetation, natural resources) has influenced settlement patterns in different countries and/or regions around the world
A2.4   interpret and analyse data and information relevant to their investigations, using various tools and spatial technologies
A2.6   communicate the results of their inquiries using appropriate vocabulary (e.g., settlement patterns, population distribution, population density, land use, sustainable development, land reclamation, migration) and formats appropriate for specific audiences
A3.2   identify and describe some ways in which the physical environment can influence the general location and patterns of human settlements
A3.5   describe various ways in which human settlement has affected the environment

Grade 9 : Geography Curriculum Links

Academic – Interactions in the Physical Environment

Overall Expectations
B1.   The Physical Environment and Human Activities: analyse various interactions between physical
processes, phenomena, and events and human activities in Canada
B2.   Interrelationships between Physical Systems, Processes, and Events: analyse characteristics of various physical processes, phenomena, and events affecting Canada and their interrelationship with global physical systems
B3.   The Characteristics of Canada’s Natural Environment: describe various characteristics of the natural environment and the spatial distribution of physical features in Canada, and explain the role of physical processes, phenomena, and events in shaping them

Applied- Interactions in the Physical Environment

Overall Expectations
B1.   Natural Processes and Human Activity: analyse some interactions between physical processes, events, and phenomena and human activities in Canada
B2.   Influence of the Natural Environment on Human Activity: explain how physical processes
and the natural environment influence human activity in Canada
B3.   Characteristics of Canada’s Natural Environment: describe some natural processes and key characteristics of the natural environment in Canada