Booking a Program
Outreach Education Instructor
Phone: 905 579-0411 ext. 108
General Program Fees
$8.75/student for half day
($125 min, 60 students max)
$15.00/student for full day
($200 min, 60 students max)
$150/class for 1 hour in-school
(30 students max)
$75/class for 1 hour online
(90 students max)
$35/student for SHSM
(16 students min)
Note: Parent Volunteers are complimentary unless they exceed the maximum ratio.
K- Grade 3: 1 adult /4 students
Grade 4 - 8: 1 adult /8 students (unless program involves pond or stream)
HST is charged on high school programs only.
Cancellation Fee: $75.00
Trouble Booking a Bus?
Consider booking a full day! We can customize our hours to fit with your schedule.
Field trips will go ahead rain or shine, and programming will be adapted to the weather. Parents/Guardians are informed on the permission sheet handed out by teachers how to prepare students for the day by dressing for the weather. CLOCA will keep an eye on the forecast, and notify teachers 2 days prior to their trip if the trip will need to be rescheduled due to the following conditions: Strong Winds: In the event of sustained wind speeds exceeding 70 km/h and/or gusts to 90 km/h due to the danger of falling trees and tree limbs, and flying debris. Lightning/Thunder: If a severe lightning/thunder storm is forecast for the day. Extreme Cold Temperatures: Temperatures below 20 degrees celsius (including wind chill factor), due to risk of hypothermia and/or frostbite for programs at Enniskillen and Purple Woods where there is a building to warm up in. Extreme Hot Temperatures: Temperatures above 30 degrees celsius (including the humidex rating), due to risk of heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Cancellation by School/Teacher: Cancellation of a trip by the school or teacher, less than 7 days prior to the trip, will result in a fee of $75.
Accessible TrailsDo you have accessible trails? We offer accessible trails at: Bowmanville Westside Marshes Conservation Area Connector to paved Waterfront Trail (200m) surface: crushed granular Heber Down Conservation Area Maple Leaf Trail (750 m) surface: crushed granular Iroquois Trail (Town of Whitby, 2.3 km) surface: asphalt Lynde Shores Conservation Area Waterfront Trail (3.1 km) surface: asphalt Purple Woods Conservation Area Discovery Trail (900 m) surface: crushed granular, rolling terrain though slopes do not exceed 8%
BearsWill I encounter a black bear in a conservation area? Black bears live in most parts of Ontario and are rare visitors in our conservation areas. For your personal safety, and for the well-being of bears, it is important to learn about bears and their behaviour. Please review the "Be Bear Wise" from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. For an immediate emergency call: 911 To report a bear sighting in a conservation area call: 905 579 0411
CampingIs camping offered at any conservation areas? Unfortunately we do not offer camping at any of our conservation areas; however, Darlington Provincial Park offers seasonal camping.
Canoeing / RentalsDoes Central Lake Ontario Conservation have canoes for rent? We do not rent out canoes, but we do have a seasonal* canoe launch (Open from July 15 to September 15) at the provincially significant Lynde Creek Marsh at Lynde Shores Conservation Area. This launch is off the main parking lot at the Victoria Street entrance. *Canoeing/paddling is not permitted in this area during other times of the year in order to minimize the disturbance to wildlife that use this marsh during their sensitive breeding and migration periods.
Fallen TreesWho should I call about a fallen tree? If a tree from your property falls on your property or onto your property from a neighbouring property, it is your responsibility to remove and report service interruptions to hydro, and phone/cable providers. However there are exceptions when the tree is on public land as follows: If a tree falls onto your property from a Central Lake Ontario Conservation property, please contact us If a tree falls onto your property from a municipally owned park or property, please contact your municipality
FishingIs fishing allowed in the conservation areas? Fishing is permitted at Bowmanville Westside Marshes Conservation Area, but anglers are asked to please stay on the designated trails, to take their garbage with them, and to fish only at approved locations. Anglers should be aware that while fishing is permitted, it is still regulated through the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, which includes the possession of a valid fishing license and respecting provincial catch limits. Safe consumption guidelines can be found at ontario.ca/fishguide.
Freedom of InformationHow do I submit a Freedom of Information Request? Fill out and submit our Access/Correction Request. A $5 fee applies.
Garbage Cans in the Conservation AreasWhy aren't there more garbage cans in the conservation areas? Garbage receptacles in conservation areas are an attractant for our wildlife. Raccoons, skunks, and flying insects are all drawn to garbage, and can create a public safety issue for visitors. Wildlife and garbage generally results in garbage being spread over a large area, and possible health impacts to wildlife. Garbage is expensive! Staff time and equipment is required to collect and transport garbage along with disposal fees. Recovering the costs related to garbage receptacles would impact the parking fees and we make every effort to keep parking fees low so we can continue to offer affordable visits to our conservation areas. Central Lake Ontario Conservation does not sell or supply any products or materials that would generate garbage, such as drinks and snacks. Any garbage at the conservation areas has been brought in by visitors. We think it is reasonable that visitors who bring in garbage can take the garbage home for recycling and disposal. Staff hope that the "carry in, carry out" policy for garbage actually invokes thought about the waste we generate and encourages waste reduction and recycling at home.
Invasive PlantsWhere can I report invasive plants? Report your observations to the Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program hotline to help track target areas and species ranges and contact Alex Kissel, Terrestrial Ecologist by email (email@example.com) or phone (905 579 0411 ext. 107).
PhotographyMay I take photos in the conservation areas? We encourage photography for personal enjoyment in all our conservation areas. Wildlife and landscape photography can be entered into our photo contest. In accordance with Ontario Regulation 101/90, we do charge a fee for professional photographers who are using the conservation areas to do business.
Report a SpillHow Do I Report a Spill? Spills can be reported to the Province of Ontario by phone or through an online form.
Sensitive Areas PermitHow do I apply for a Sensitive Areas Permit? Fill out the Application to Access Sensitive Areas and submit by fax, mail, or in person to Central Lake Ontario Conservation.
WildlifeWhat should I do if I see an injured animal or an abandoned baby animal? Do not approach or touch the animal. Often wild animals have the best chance of survival if left on their own. This is why it is important to assess the situation carefully. Is the animal exhibiting abnormal behaviour? If you are concerned, please contact Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue or the Toronto Wildlife Centre. If the animal is a turtle, please contact the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre. If it is an animal emergency, be sure to contact the rescue centres by phone rather than email. The goal is always to rehabilitate and return wildlife back to the location where they were found. Recognize that it is illegal to keep any wild animal as a pet.
Winter Activity Equipment RentalsDoes Central Lake Ontario Conservation offer winter activity equipment rentals? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are permitted in all of our conservation areas, pending conditions, however, there are no equipment rentals available. If you are interested in trying out snowshoeing, we do host an annual event in February where we invite the public to enjoy this winter activity at Enniskillen Conservation Area.