Cathy Grant

Outreach Education Instructor

905 579-0411 ext. 108

Email: cgrant@cloca.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
Exploring Plants in Nature (2 hours)

From trees to mosses, students will become familiar with a variety of plants in their local environment.  While on a walk, students will explore the parts of a plant, seed production, the needs of a plant, plant uses by Indigenous Peoples, and the importance of native versus non-native plants.  This program includes hands on exploration with magnifying glasses.

Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants, Soils in the Environment

Location Options

Enniskillen Conservation Area 

Heber Down Conservation Area (fall/spring)

Purple Woods Conservation Area (fall/spring)

Lynde Shores Conservation Area (fall/spring)

Nature Art (2 hours)

With natural objects as their medium and the forest as their studio, students will have the opportunity to collaborate and create as they collect and assemble art with nature, on nature, in nature.  This creative opportunity will benefit students of all artistic abilities as it allows for a variety of creative expressions.  The program will conclude with a student guided tour of the group's newly created ephemeral gallery.

Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants, Soils in the Environment

Location Options

Enniskillen Conservation Area (Feb-Dec)

Purple Woods Conservation Area (Oct-Dec)

In Your Backyard (In-school, 1 hour)

If you have access to a natural area near your school, then this program is for you. This is a customized program for schools within our watershed.  It is a great way to introduce students to the natural world around them. Teachers can request specific themes and topics (e.g. habitats, plants, or animals).  Schools are requested to book a minimum of 2 morning or 2 afternoon classes.

Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants, Soils in the Environment

Location Options

Schools must be within the CLOCA watershed and have access to a natural area.

Winter's Coming: Nature Walk with Holiday Craft (2 hours)

Come create and explore with us!  In this program you will make a seasonal craft as well as explore our forests and meadow.  Different habitats, animal winter survival strategies, and the importance of conservation will be experienced and discussed on a guided walk with activities.

Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants

Location Option

Enniskillen Conservation Area (Nov-Dec)

 
Snowshoeing (2 hours)

Students will go on a walk through different habitats on snowshoes. During this 2 hour program students will develop an appreciation for our natural world and enjoy playing our environmentally themed games. This program was made possible by Mountain Equipment Co-op and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  Class sizes limited by number of snowshoes available.   

 

Curriculum Connections

Health & Physical Activity

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants, Soils in the Environment

Location Options

Enniskillen Conservation Area (Jan-Feb)

Snowshoeing (In-school, 1 hour)

Discover the schoolyard in a whole new way. Education staff will come to your school for a 1 hour snowshoe experience. Schools are asked to organize a minimum of 2 morning or afternoon classes. This program was made possible by Mountain Equipment Co-op and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  Limited to 45 small snowshoes (Kindergarten – Grade 3), 30 medium snowshoes (Grade 4-6), and 30 large snowshoes (Grade 7-8).

Curriculum Connections

Health & Physical Activity

Location Options

Schools must be within the CLOCA watershed.

Sugar Bush Tour (Maple Syrup, 1 hour)

Students will travel through time to learn about the history of maple syrup, from its discovery by Indigenous Peoples, to the changes made by European Settlers, to our current methods. Other topics include how trees produce sap, tapping methods, and the importance of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Tour Times

9:30-10:30 AM

10:45-11:45 AM (pancake lunch option available)

1:00-2:00 PM (pancake lunch option available)

Curriculum Connections

Science & Technology-Growth & Changes in Plants, Soils in the Environment

Social Studies-Early Settlements in Upper Canada

Location Option

Purple Woods Conservation Area (March-April)

 

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