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 […]

Camp Heidelberg

The Centre The Camp Heidelberg OEEC became a full-time Outdoor/Environmental Education Centre of the WRDSB after partnering with and leasing the site from the K-W Optimist Club in the fall of 1997. The property is 73 acres and features a hardwood bush, cedar swamp, a beautiful pond, early successional fields, and a Class 1 Provincially […]

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 […]


Teachers: Looking for field trip planning information?  Try the sidebar on the left or click here. The Centre Blair Outdoor Education Centre is located in the Grand River watershed, on the Haldimand tract, and on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Neutral Peoples.  We provide nature-based experiential curriculum-linked programming for students. Classes visit […]

Wrigley Corners

The Centre Wrigley Corners is a retrofitted two-room school that has been used as an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre (OEEC) for the last thirty years by the Waterloo Region District School Board. The two acres surrounding the Building have been naturalized into grassland, pond and forest habitats, making it a diverse living classroom. At Wrigley Corners, […]

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