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Fostering a connection to and appreciation for the natural world for children at an early age is an important step towards creating a network of local environmental stewards who will ensure the health of our watershed in the future.

Kawartha Conservation’s Environmental Outdoor Education Programs are designed to provide unique opportunities for students to learn in a natural setting. Our education programs are linked to Ontario curriculum and are available for primary, junior and intermediate aged students. Programs are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that extend learning from the classroom into the natural environment. To view available programs please review the Information Guide below.


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To book a program with Kawartha Conservation please fill out the Education Session Booking Form using information from the Environmental Outdoor Education Programs Information Guide. Download and save the fillable PDF to your computer, save changes and send via email to the Environmental Education Technician, contact information follows below.

Education Session Booking Form

For information on the costs and fees of education sessions, please review the downloadable fee schedule. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Environmental Education Technician, contact information follows below.

Fee Schedule

Contact Information:

Nancy Aspden
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705-328-2271 Ext. 218

Winter Environmental Outdoor Education Programs

Get your students outside and engaged this winter with Kawartha Conservation’s environmental outdoor education programs. Kawartha Conservation offers a variety of programs throughout the winter including snowshoeing* at Ken Reid Conservation Area. A snowshoeing program includes a guided hike to learn about the history, flora, and fauna at Ken Reid Conservation Area followed by snowshoeing games. Kawartha Conservation’s programs encourage students to be active year round, no matter the weather! Come discover the great outdoors this winter with Kawartha Conservation!

*Snow shoeing programs are currently only available for students in primary grades. Please review our programs guide for further program details.

Take YOUR lesson plan to our Outdoor Classroom

Would you love to escape your classroom and spend your day teaching in nature?
Local teachers can reserve our outdoor classroom at Ken Reid Conservation Area for full-day or half-day time slots!

The classroom features:

  • Tables and stools
    Outdoor chalkboard
    Washroom facilities on-site
    The stunning natural backdrop of Ken Reid Conservation Area

Questions? Interested in a program for your class?

Contact for more information and pricing:
Nancy Aspden
naspden@kawarthaconservation.com
705-328-2271 Ext. 218

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