January 9, 2017 – Ken Reid Conservation Area is the perfect place for students to learn this winter. Through Kawartha Conservation’s comprehensive education program, teachers can introduce their students to a variety of outdoor education classes sure to have them engaged and eager to learn.
With a series of classes aimed at Kindergarten to Grade 3, students can participate in Nature Photography, Snowshoeing and Tracks, Orienteering or the Changing Seasons Games and Scavenger Hunt.
“We have designed our education programs with the Ontario school curriculum in mind,” explained Kawartha Conservation Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “Our programs offer a fun, engaging experience for students and teachers, outside of a traditional classroom setting.”
Depending on the classes chosen, students will experience the wonders of winter as they are guided on a hike through Ken Reid Conservation Area, take part in snowshoeing games, look for signs of animal life by observing animal tracks, create a beautiful nature photo, learn more about the changing seasons and witness first-hand the impact of seasonal change on living and non-living elements in nature, and much, much more.
“We want to make learning fun and create an experience that allows the students to take home important knowledge while encouraging them to enjoy their natural surroundings,” said Ms. Aspden. “The feedback we have received from teachers and students has been great, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new classes to Ken Reid Conservation Area this winter.”
For primary grade students taking part in outdoor learning programs at Ken Reid Conservation Area, 60 pairs of Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) snowshoes are available and help provide a mixture of fun, exercise and learning in a beautiful outdoor venue.