Grade 4 Pond Study

Following an in-class introduction, students will visit one of our ponds, collecting tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, minnows and leeches. Students will bring the animals back to tables and identify them. Each student will receive a small pond booklet in which to circle animals and build food-chains. If time allows, we will also play an outdoor pond game. […]

Grade 3 Native Studies

In this program, students will be introduced to aspects of native life in a longhouse community. Activities include a legend, fire-making demonstration, lacrosse, a food-gathering simulation, and archery. Notes for teachers: For this program, we will need to split the class in two groups. One group will play the food-gathering game, and the other group […]

Grade 3 Maple Syrup

Students will explore past and present methods for producing “liquid gold.” We will walk a history trail of maple syrup production, culminating in an overview of how we make maple syrup inside our sugar shack. Students will have the opportunity to tap a tree, carry yokes and buckets, and collect sap if conditions permit. We will […]

Laurel Creek

The Centre Laurel Creek is located on 47-hectares of mature woods, wetlands and meadows. The property is owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority which provides programming to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The building itself has two classrooms, one operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board and the other by the GRCA. Laurel Creek (the stream) provides […]

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