Blair Outdoor Education Centre

Congratulations – you have received confirmation that your class has a date to visit the Blair Outdoor Education Centre.  There are a couple of administrative tasks that must be completed in order to make this happen.

1. Book a bus through STOCK transportation.

Schools are responsible for booking buses to transport students to and from Blair Outdoor Education Centre.  Email Brenda at Stock Dispatch: (preferred) or call 519 742-6224.  The board contract with STOCK stipulates that buses are guaranteed for outdoor education trips so there is no need to stress about not being able to get a bus.  The cost for the bus is covered by Learning Services.  Please complete the form Off Campus Excursion Category 1 IS-11-FA and use the following times:

If your school start time is between 8:30 and 8:55, book your bus to:
Morning Programs: Arrive at Blair 9:15 a.m. Depart from Blair 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Programs: Arrive at Blair 12:00 p.m. Depart from Blair 2:15 p.m.
If your school start time is between 9:00 and 9:25, book your bus to:
Morning Programs: Arrive at Blair 9:45 a.m. Depart from Blair at 12:00
Afternoon Programs: Arrive at Blair 12:15 p.m. Depart from Blair 2:30 p.m.


2. Complete the Center Visit Planning Form

This is a quick google form which helps me learn a little more about your class.  I’ll need to know about allergies, exceptionalities, and any special requests you might have for the program.  Please complete this a week prior to your visit date if at all possible. This is the only written information I have regarding your class and I cannot be fully prepared for your visit without it.  Of particular importance are life threatening allergies that require an epipen or other medication.

Administrative Procedure 1460 – Administration of Medication  Off-Campus Excursions: 4.1  Staff are reminded that medication to combat severe respiratory problems (e.g., asthma) or potentially severe allergic reactions (e.g., bee stings) should accompany students on field trips, especially outdoor education excursions. 4.2  If students are divided into groups when on a field trip, the medication should be transferred to the adult group leader. The classroom teacher or field trip leaders should ensure that the Outdoor Education Centre staff are aware of any students who might be at risk. Staff should also be informed as to whether the student is capable of self-administering the medication/EpiPen or whether he/she requires adult assistance.


3. Program Outlines by Grade and Topic:

Gr 4 Pond Study Program Outline

Gr 4 Habitat Comparisons Program Outline

Gr 6 Invertebrate Diversity Program Outline

Gr 4-6 Mapping Program Outline

Gr 6 Compass Use Program Outline

Gr 4 Winter Birds Program Outline

Gr 6 Winter Biodiversity Program Outline

Not all program outlines are available here as some are being updated for the current school year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact me by email or by phone.