Sample Abiotic Data for Golden Pond

Our Supporters

Thank you to everyone who has supported Outdoor Learning at Blair! The work that happens at Blair Outdoor Education Centre is made possible by the ongoing support of the Waterloo Region District School Board and by a number of other supporters.  Volunteers are welcome, and can contribute their time by working on projects around the […]

Teacher Planning Page

Prior to your trip… If your class is scheduled for a trip to Huron Natural Area this year you will receive an email prior to the start of our fall or spring session with your trip date. Once you know the date of your trip, there are a couple of administrative tasks that you will […]

Cambridge Christmas Bird Counts

Cambridge Christmas Bird Count 2021 – December 19th, 2021! Another count is upon us!  It’s hard to believe this will be my 26th Cambridge Christmas Bird Count!  Last year was a little different but we had a wonderful count regardless.  To see last years results check out our Historical Summary. While many of us are […]

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Gr. 7 Stream Study

Aquatic Interactions – Interactions in the Environment Students work in groups to describe and record elements of the stream environment.  With the use of dip nets, students capture and observe the animal life, and describe both plant life and abiotic factors.  This program develops an appreciation of aquatic life forms.  Students also identify, classify, and […]

Gr. 7-8 Blanket Exercise

Blanket Exercise Simulation – History of Residential Schools and impact of colonization The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action #62 and #63 relate to “Education for Reconciliation”. The TRC text calls for: “Implementing…curriculum & learning resources on [the] history and legacy of residential schools…” and recommends a focus on “building student capacity for intercultural […]

Gr. 6 Tree Study

Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity This program introduces students to differences among the species of trees on the property.  The program can be conducted at any time of the year, and can be combined with a half-day vertebrate or invertebrate study.

Gr. 6 Vertebrate Study

Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity This program offers an in-depth study of some interesting aspects of vertebrates.  Program options include a skull study, chickadee behaviour, animal coverings, and a tour of the property to observe recent evidence of resident wildlife.

Gr. 5 First Nations, Current Context

Social Studies Heritage and Identity: First Nations & Europeans Students develop a deeper understanding of local First Nations culture and history, focusing on the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe First Nations. Students make connections between the history of interactions between First Nations and Europeans (such as 1613 Two-Row Wampum Treaty) and issues facing present day Canada.

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