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Field Trips - Elementary
Virtual School Programs

Please note: we are currently fully booked for field trips in June 2021. If this changes we will update this page.

Single-Class Virtual Field Trip

Our field trips have moved online! Sign up for a more interactive nature-based STEM “In Nature, Online: Single-class Virtual Field Trip” which has two parts:

1. A synchronous session: students are led through the STEM program theme by experienced Nature Centre interpreters through slides, pictures, short videos, discussions and games! Students will have greater opportunity to engage with our Nature Centre interpreters.

2. The STEM learning package for teachers and students includes:

Fees: Publicly funded schools: $85/class; privately funded schools: $125/class.

Programs

Spring: Birds of the City

Toronto has a huge diversity of birds! Learn about our feathered neighbours and which birds are tried and true city slickers. In this program students will learn to identify common birds of the city by sight and by sound, as well as examine the amazing behavioural and structural adaptations that help birds survive! (1 hour)

COMING SOON Spring: Animal Architects, Spring Shelters

In this program students will explore the world of animal shelters, who uses one (who doesn't!), how they are found or made and what humans can learn from brilliant Animal Architects! This program will get students' minds tuned into and observing what's happening all around them this spring and encourage outdoor play, engineering and building! (1 hour)

BOOK A FIELD TRIP (Paid)

Multi-Class Virtual Field Trip

***Multi-Class bookings are currently full. You may want to check back in case of cancellations or new openings***

Our field trips have moved online! Sign up for our nature-based STEM “In Nature, Online: Multi-Class Virtual Field Trip” which has two parts:

1. A synchronous session: students are led through the STEM program theme by experienced Nature Centre interpreters through slides, pictures, short videos, discussions and games! Students will be learning side-by-side with up to 4 other classes.

2. The STEM learning package for teachers and students includes:

At this time, virtual field trips are for Primary (grades 1-3) & Junior (grades 4-6) only. These programs will be available in both English and French!

To book one of these experiences for your class, click the link for your division and language and choose from available dates/times. You will receive a confirmation email with links to the Zoom meeting and learning package.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

AND we gratefully acknowledge the support of the TD Ready Commitment.


Programs

Spring: Birds of the City

Toronto has a huge diversity of birds! Learn about our feathered neighbours and which birds are tried and true city slickers. In this program students will learn to identify common birds of the city by sight and by sound, as well as examine the amazing behavioural and structural adaptations that help birds survive! (1 hour)

COMING SOON Spring: Animal Architects, Spring Shelters

In this program students will explore the world of animal shelters, who uses one (who doesn't!), how they are found or made and what humans can learn from brilliant Animal Architects! This program will get students' minds tuned into and observing what's happening all around them this spring and encourage outdoor play, engineering and building! (1 hour)

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Book French Primary
Book French Junior
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Cancellations/Rescheduling

If you need to cancel or reschedule your booking during these uncertain times, please give us two weeks notice if you are able. If you are rescheduling within the two week window, please note that we will do our best to accommodate you, but we are not able to guarantee you a new date

Behaviour

At the High Park Nature Centre we strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. We want to work with children and teachers to overcome challenging behaviours. Our staff use positive reinforcements, empowering language, and friendly reminders of what appropriate behaviour looks like, sounds like, and feels like. However, in some cases a Program Coordinator may need to remove a child from the program and the child may be asked not to return to the Nature Centre that school year. Examples of behaviour that will result in removal include (but are not limited to): violence to themselves or others, bullying, damaging property, refusing to follow safety rules, or continued disruption of the program.




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