In-School Environmental Education Program
Let NVCA's environmental education come to you!
We offer a variety of environmental education programs that can be delivered in your classroom, gymnasium, school yard or any natural area!
Outreach programs are approximately one-and-a-half hours in duration and are geared to accommodate one class at a time.
In-School Program Flyer - NVCA Tiffin Outreach Program
Nature Discovery - Kindergarten to Grade 1
After learning about the five senses, children will explore the natural world through experiential activities aimed to heighten awareness of the outdoor environment.
Birds of a Feather - Grades 2 and 3
Students investigate the amazing characteristics of our feathered friends through hands-on activities and role-playing exercises. They take a close look at structural and behavioural adaptations of birds – focusing on winter survival strategies. Young birders learn to identify birds through the '5–S' system of classification and then make a bird feeder out of recycled materials to take home.
All materials are provided.
Birds, Beavers and Bugs - Grade 2
Following an introduction to animal classification, life cycles and
seasonal adaptations students will further explore 6 main classes of animals through hands on investigation. Students will learn the identifying characteristics of each class as they examine wildlife artifacts and participate in an interactive series of stations. Next, students will use the knowledge they have gained as they travel in groups (preferably outdoors) collecting clues to solve a wildlife mystery.
Splash! Water in the Environment - Grades 2 & 3
Following a short, animated movie that details the life of a water droplet, students embark on their own journey through the water cycle. Through this active, role-playing exercise, students will better understand the importance of water and will be introduced to the efforts of conservation authorities in watershed management and conservation.
Endangered Species - Grades 4 to 6
This dynamic role-playing exercise introduces students to some of Ontario's 'Species at Risk' and the reasons for their decline. Students will learn first hand the devastating impact of habitat loss, climate change, pollution, etc. on these animals. Students discuss how they can minimize their impact on wildlife and will be introduced to a variety of monitoring programs in Ontario.
Cub's Life/Instincts for Survival
- Kindergarten to Grade 2/Grade 3 to 8
Students investigate the characteristics and needs of animals through indoor discussion and wildlife artifacts followed by the age appropriate 'Survival Game' outside. These role playing exercises help students learn about predator/prey relationships as they seek out their survival needs and manage human influences.
Natural Area Nearby?
Do you have permission to access a nearby naturalized area or green space? If so, have your students participate in the same outdoor curriculum-based programs offered at the Tiffin Centre while saving bus transportation costs.
Programs might include:
The Land of
the Three Bears
Nature's Art Room - JK/SK to Grade 2
Life in the Pond - JK/SK to Grade 3
Living Landscape - JK/SK to Grade 8
Lost in the Woods - Grade 1 to 3
A Blanket of Snow- Grade 1 to 8
Focus on Forests - Grade 3 & 4
Seeds, Weeds and Wildflowers - Grade 3 & 4
Habitats and Communities - Grade 4 & 5
Wonderful Wetlands - Grade 4 to 7
Nature Photography - Grade 4 to 8
Interactions in the Environment - Grade 7
Yellow Fish Road
Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellow Fish Road™ Program is a national conservation education initiative.
This hands-on environmental program teaches students how to protect their local watershed and make a difference in their community's water quality.
Through the use of interactive models and displays, students will better realize the sources and pathways of contamination and the importance of clean water to all living things.
Students will then paint yellow fish next to storm drains in their neighbourhood to signify that only rainwater should flow down them.
Contact us to book a program, or receive a free self-directed teacher's kit for your classroom!
Booking a Visit
Step 1: Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-424-1479 ext. 280 to speak with our environmental education manager and select a date and discuss program availability.
Step 2: Once your date has been selected and confirmed, you will receive a booking form.
Step 3: Complete, save and return the booking form to
Step 4: You will be sent an email confirming your booking!
1 Program: $11.50 per student + mileage*
2 Programs: $8.00 per student per program +
Minimum—20 students or a fee of $230 for one program or $320 for two programs.
Whole school rates available.
*mileage: round trip @ current rate + HST will be charged
** 2 programs: must be at same school on same day
Fees currently under review, and subject to change.
There is no charge for cancellation if notice is given at least two weeks before your schedules visit. If a cancellation is received with less than two weeks' notice, the following fees apply:
One Program: $115.00
Two Program: $160.00