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Homeschool Programs

Did you know our staff are certified Forest School Practitioners?

Our Outdoor Education Center offers an engaging and immersive program designed specifically for home school groups. Our program provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning in a natural outdoor setting. Through a variety of interactive activities, students have the chance to explore the environment, learn about wildlife, and develop outdoor skills.

Our experienced instructors guide students through educational sessions that cover topics such as ecology, conservation, outdoor survival, and local ecosystems. From guided nature walks to interactive workshops, our program encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world. With our focus on experiential learning, students have the chance to apply classroom knowledge in real-world scenarios, fostering a deeper understanding of environmental concepts.

Our goal is to inspire a lifelong love of nature and learning in every participant.

What Does That Look Like?

Our homeschool program is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of your group. We tailor our program to accommodate the age and developmental level of your students, ensuring an enriching and engaging experience for everyone involved.

Program Length: 1-5 hours
Program Participants: Max 50 (including students, parents and chaperones) 
Program Fee: $17.50 per participant (example based on a 3 hour program)

What Does A Program Look Like?

3 Hour Program Example (Which has been designed for 7-10yrs)

Arrival  – 9:00am

9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome, Staff and Animal Introduction, Forest Etiquette, Intro to Theme
9:30 – 10:30 – Enchanted Forest Tour (Learning About & Meeting the Animal Ambassadors seeing their forever home, incorporating selected theme into tour)
10:30-10:45 – Snack
10:45 – 12:00 – Learning in the Forest (Themes which you have chosen are brought to life while hiking through the Oak Ridges Moraine)

Departure –  12:00pm

 

Theme Suggestions

Plants & Trees of the Oak Ridges Moraine

Animal adaptations for life in the wild

Mammals

Birds (Including Owl Prowl)

Wilderness survival

Reptiles and amphibians

Animal tracking, predator vs. prey & food webs

Stream Studies (Importance of Water)

Insects

Take a look at our Parent Handbook – the M.A.R.T.E.N for full details and common FAQ’s