KAWARTHA LAKES-With teachers and students heading back to the classroom next week, there’s a unique type of classroom being offered to help teach kids about nature.
A variety of curriculum-based programs are offered at Ken Reid Conservation Area including Science and Recreational programs, Environmental Recreational programs, Environmental Art programs, Watershed Stewardship programs, Orienteering, Environmental Sculpting and more.
“Kawartha Conservation’s Environmental Outdoor Education Programs are designed to provide unique opportunities for students to learn in a natural setting,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/ GIS Specialist for Kawartha Conservation. “Our education programs are linked to Ontario curriculum and are available for primary, junior and intermediate aged students. Programs are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that extend learning from the classroom into the natural environment.
Kawartha Conservation’s Outdoor Education Programs provide teachers and schools with an affordable and engaging classroom alternative. “Fostering a connection to and appreciation for the natural world for children at an early age is an important step towards creating a network of local environmental stewards who will ensure the health of our watershed in the future,” she added.
Now is a great time to book Outdoor Education Program classes at Ken Reid Conservation Area. “Once school starts, our programs and classes begin filling up quickly, so by booking earlier, teachers and schools can book the classes, programs and days that work best for their schedules,” said Ms. Aspden.