Guided School Program (Winter)
GUIDED SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL GROUPS
Our classroom is the great outdoors! Actively engage your entire class in the discovery process through hands-on experiences and minds-on investigation in nature at Five Rivers. Learn more through this Outdoor Classroom Brochure and read more below. Join us!
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 60 student maximum per half day visit (3 hour or less visit). If you have 61 or more students, you will need to either visit for 5 hours in one day, or divide your group and visit over two days.
HERE COMES WINTER
WHAT: Students share ideas on animal preparations for winter using fur and feathers and themselves. Next, they’ll follow animal tracks on a make-believe snowfield before heading outside to find the real thing!
WHO & HOW LONG: Grades Pre-K-2 for a 90 minute outdoor lesson
WINTER CHALLENGES & SNOWSHOEING
WHAT: The lesson begins with an indoor discussion of animal habitats and winter survival adaptations. Outdoors, the students search for animal signs and tracks. When weather permits, students wear snowshoes and learn basic snowshoeing techniques. Note that lesson content is modified based on the age of the students.
WHO & HOW LONG: Grades 3-7 for a 2 hour outdoor lesson
MARVELOUS MAPLES (March Only)
WHAT: Students use all five senses to investigate sap dripping from trees, smell sap boiling in an evaporator, and taste the sweet result!
WHO & HOW LONG: Pre-K to Grade 2 for a 60 minute outdoor lesson
ADVANCED MAPLES (March Only)
WHAT: Students investigate roots, leaves and sap before playing Grow A Tree to construct a better understanding of photosynthesis. Outside in the woodlot, students taste sap flowing from a maple tree before heading to the Sugar Shack to link sap to syrup via the process of evaporation and, yes, a final taste.
WHO & HOW LONG: Grade 3-7 for a 2 hour outdoor lesson
FIELD GROUPS & FEES FOR ALL PROGRAMS: See Outdoor Classroom Brochure for fee schedule and Field Group size, or clink on the links below: