School Yard Program
Let us 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 (adjusted to school programming blocks) and are geared to accommodate one class at a time.
This dynamic role-playing exercise introduces students to some of Ontario’s ‘Species at Risk’ and the reasons for their decline. Students will learn firsthand 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.
Natural Area Nearby?
Do you have permission to access a nearby naturalized area or green space? If so, have your students participated in the same outdoor curriculum-based programs offered at the Tiffin Centre while saving bus transportation costs.
Programs might include:
- Nature’s Art Room – JK/SK to Grade 2
- Nature Photography – Grades 4 to 8
- Living Landscape – JK/SK to Grade 8
- Lost in the Woods – Grades 1 to 3
- Habitats and Communities: You choose the focus — forest, wetland and/or pond ecosystem – JK/SK to Grade 5
- Interactions in the Environment: You choose the focus — forest, wetland and/or pond ecosystem – Grades 6 to 8
Take your Program to the Next Level
Four-Day “Habitats in Your Community” Workshops
NVCA educators will work with your students from Grade 3 to 8 to develop a customized workshop focused on learning about and then enhancing the habitats in your school neighbourhood. Hands-on learning at its best!
Contact us to learn more!
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 staff 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 email@example.com.
Step 4: You will be sent an email confirming your booking!
One Program: $12.00 per student + mileage.
Two Programs: $8.25 per student per program + mileage. Both programs must be booked for the same day.
Mileage: Round trip at current rate + HST
Minimum: 20 students or a fee of $230 for one program or $320 for two programs. Whole school rates available.
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: $120
- Two Program: $165