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Class Visits

At the Environment Centre, we believe that exciting learning comes from inspired teaching. Our skilled educators provide engaging and highly interactive environmental programming that is firmly rooted in the Ontario curriculum. By utilizing hands-on exploration, games, and storytelling, educators bring outdoor learning to life for students of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a class visit cost?

Regular Rate: $15 per student with a minimum charge of 20 students.

Can I book with another class?

Mondays:
The Environment Centre can accommodate one class only (30 student maximum).

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:
The Environment Centre can accommodate two classes per day visit (46 student maximum).

What does a typical visit to the Environment Centre look like?

Arrival Time: 9:30 AM (at the earliest)

Departime Time: 2:30 PM (at the latest)

9:30 AM:Class Arrival and Welcome
10:30 AM: Snack
10:45 AM: Program 1
12:10 PM: Lunch & Outdoor Free Play (Class Teacher Supervised)
12:50 PM: Program 2
2:15 PM: Gather & Tidy
2:30 PM: Class Departure

Do you have a guide to help me plan my visit?

You can find our Teacher’s Planning Guide here.

Are there any special pop-up programs available this season?

Thank you for your interest. There are currently no pop-up programs available at this time. Please check back soon.

Where are you located?

2505 Pioneer Road
Peterborough, Ontario

Program List

Every program is linked to the Ontario Curriculum, the UN Sustainability Goals, and our Environmental Stewardship Framework. For more details, check out the program list below.

Select a subject tab to view program lists.

Legend: F = Fall, W = Winter, S = Spring

Science & Technology Programs Season(s) Grade(s)
All Things Green F,S K-3
Animal Instincts: The Survival Game F,W,S 4-8
Aquatic Biodiversity: Celebrating the Miniscule F, S 6-12
A Bug’s Life F, S K-3
A Day in the Life of a Squirrel F, W, S K-3
Energy is a Breeze: Wind Turbine Exploration F, W, S 7-12
Is Anybody Home? F, W, S 4-5
Renewable Energy F, W, S 4-7
Sensorama F, W, S K-4
Tracking and Trailing F, W, S K-6
Water Conservation Pentathlon F, S 5-12
Wetland Wonders F, S K-5

 

The Arts Programs Season(s) Grade(s)
Nature Sculpture: Finding Forms in the Forest F, W, S 2-12
The Magic of Felting F, W, S 2-5
The Joy of Papermaking F, W, S 3-5
Social Science Programs Season(s) Grade(s)
Living Sustainably F, W, S 9-12
Traditional Games F, W, S 3-12
Traditional Skills F, W, S 6-12
Physical & Character Education Programs Season(s) Grade(s)
Co-operative Games F, W, S 3-5
Snowshoeing W 3-12
Team Building Challenges F, W, S 6-12

If you have a topic in mind that is not listed below but you wish to delve into, please reach out to us. We are delighted to collaborate with you in tailoring a day that aligns with your curriculum and your students’ educational interests.

Testimonials

{Camp Kawartha was a wonderful outdoor learning experience.  Lots of hands-on, high energy and real life experiences – Beautiful grounds – would definitely come back again!
{The staff were very knowledgeable, kind and friendly.  We enjoyed the balance of outside and inside activities.
{Feeding the birds, the tracking game, observing the birds from the window and the bees were our favourite parts of the day.
{We were very well taken care of in these cold temperatures and felt very comfortable here.  Everyone had an amazing time and we are already itching to spend another day with you!
{Amazing staff and facilities!  We want to come back!

Interested in booking?

Follow this process:

#1

Review Booking Information

Review rates, program offerings, and policies.

#2

Submit Inquiry Form

After submitting your inquiry, we will be in touch regarding availability and next steps.

#3

Contract & Select Programs

Once a date has been confirmed, we will send you a contract.

#4

Paperwork

Complete and submit all required paperwork no later than three weeks prior to arrival.