Field Trips for Schools
Explore, Experience & Enjoy!
Connecting with the Natural World
The Tiffin Centre offers 1/2-day programs that can be combined for a full day of experiential, hands-on learning. Is it time for your students to put on their rubber boots and explore our ponds? Insects, mammals and bird studies are also available. Our programs are aligned with the Ontario Curriculum. We provide active learning activities, including Pond Studies, Air and Water, and nature walks. Follow up activities for back at school round out the Tiffin experience.
Students in Grades 4-6 can explore with "enthusiasm" as highlighted in the updated Science Curriculum. Come to the Tiffin Centre to explore Climate Change, Biodiversity (Grade 6), Green Energy (Grade 5) and Natural Habitats (Grade 4). Perhaps its time to build a lean-to shelter and learn more about our indigenous partners and how they thrived on our lands. We off 1/2-day programs that can be combined into a full day of rich, hands-on experiential learning.
The Tiffin Centre is the place for Intermediate to delve into experiential learning. Grade 7's can explore the Natural Resources Science unit with a focus on forestry. Grade 8 Water Science can naturally be explored through our onsite water course and ponds. Do your students need an opportunity to develop leadership and/or group skills? Our low ropes course is perfect for this focus. We offer 1/2-day programs that can be combined into a full day of rich, hands-on experiential learning.
The Tiffin Centre offers rewarding outdoor activities and learning opportunities for high school students. Join us for a half day or full day of programming, hike and explore the Tiffin site, or even stay in our group campground. It's the perfect setting for a group retreat. We will work directly with you to combine or modify programs to meet your needs.
High School SHSM
NVCA offers Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programming certificate programs for students interested in environmental sciences and other related professions. Our hands-on learning program is designed give students real-world experiences and skills.
Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children to the Tiffin Centre for Conservation where we take care of the programming so that families can spend time learning outside together. There will be one lesson a month on a Friday, and families can sign up for a package of 3 sessions. All children must be accompanied by an adult unless they are ages 11-17, and then you can drop-off for an additional fee.
The Tiffin Centre offers rewarding outdoor activities and learning opportunities for your winter elective program.
Join us for a half or full day of programming in a winter wonderland then warm up by the fire with a hot chocolate.
Join us for an interactive tour of a working sugar bush that demonstrates the Indigenous, pioneer and modern-day methods of maple syrup production. This 1/2-day interactive program highlights our Canadian heritage and traditions (grade 2 social studies) as well as providing an opportunity for students to use simple machines (grade 2 science) as pioneers would have to harvest sap. Tours available March 1st to 30th. New! Programming will be offered in French in 2023.