ESL

For many years now, English as a Second Language (ESL) group leaders have visited the Kortright Centre to introduce students to the sights, sounds and vocabulary associated with nature.

Our programs offer newcomers the opportunity explore a natural setting in their urban backyard, and to experience such distinctively Canadian activities as maple syrup making.

ENJOY THE KORTRIGHT EXPERIENCE!

Upon your arrival, a guide will meet your group in the Visitor Centre.

The session will begin with a brief indoor introduction to the topic you have chosen, followed by an enjoyable and educational walk outside along one of our scenic trails.

Our guides have led many adult and junior ESL groups, and will ensure new terms and phrases are presented in a clear, concise manner.

BROWSE OUR PROGRAMS to find the one that’s right for your group.

young women explore nature trail at Kortright Centre

PROGRAM PRICING

Regular Price


Per Class
(Up to a maximum of 30 students) (Plus HST)

Half-Day Program: $200

Full-Day Program: $375

Special Program Price


Per Class
(Up to a maximum of 30 students) (Plus HST)

Team Building and Low Ropes (full day): $400

Team Building (half day): $220

Maple Syrup (two hours): $220

School Spirit Day: $400

Material Fee


Per Class (Plus HST)

Habitat Analysis: $10

GPS/Geocaching: $15

English as second language students conduct pond study

FIND A PROGRAM

  • AIR AND WATER IN THE ENVIRONMENT

    Follow the path of water through the water cycle using hands-on activities. Investigate the visible effects of air and water…

  • ARCHETYPE SUSTAINABLE HOUSE TOUR

    Students will tour two LEED platinum houses demonstrating a host of sustainable technologies that are available now and in the…

  • ART IN NATURE

    Students create ephemeral art in a natural landscape and discover concepts in visual arts. Kortright is the perfect setting for…

  • BEES

    Learn the life cycle of the honey bee and the physical adaptations needed to survive inside a hive. Visit the…

  • CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

    A customized program to meet your needs. Let us know your group’s goals and we can customize a program to…

  • DAILY AND SEASONAL CHANGES

    Explore the daily and seasonal cycles in nature by examining the effects on plants and wildlife. Students will learn to…

  • ENERGY IN OUR LIVES

    Kortright’s renewable energy demonstrations provide an excellent opportunity to see and understand renewable energy first hand! This program introduces renewable…

  • GPS/GEOCACHING

    In this program, students will become familiar with GPS units by doing a series of practice exercises. Full or Half…

  • GROWTH AND CHANGE IN ANIMALS

    Have fun learning about the life cycles, seasonal changes and adaptations of southern Ontario’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.…

  • GROWTH AND CHANGE IN PLANTS

    Have fun learning about the characteristics, life cycles, and importance of plants in nature. Students will observe a wide variety…

  • HALLOWEEN NATURE WALK

    Have you ever wondered why we dress in fanciful costumes, go out trick-or-treating and carve pumpkins for Halloween? Come and…

  • HOLIDAY LORE

    Enjoy the magic of Kortright’s forest in November and December. Explore nature while learning about the holiday season from various…

  • INSECTS

    Discover insect life cycles, adaptations and roles they play in nature. Students will have the opportunity to catch, observe and…

  • MAPLE SYRUP

    Enjoy early Spring’s sweetness! Learn how to identify maple trees and how they are tapped for sap. Compare past and…

  • MAPPING AND ORIENTEERING

    In this program the students will learn and practice map and orienteering skills. In this active program, students are introduced…

  • NATURE WALK

    Introduce your students to nature on a general interest hike, or specify a theme and we will customize this program…

  • OWL PROWL

    Learn how an owls unique physical adaptations allow them to be successful night-time hunters. Practice inquiry skills by dissecting owl…

  • POND STUDY

    Examine food webs in a natural community. Use dip nets to catch and identify pond creatures. Explore the diversity of…

BOOKING YOUR FIELD TRIP

All programs must be booked in advance.

Programs are 1.5 to 2 hours long. Morning programs are from 10 am to 12 pm. Afternoon programs are from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. (These times may be adjusted slightly to accommodate your travel arrangements.)

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

We are pleased to offer ONE complimentary admission to teachers and supervisors for every 10 participating students.

Please note that most Kortright programs can be adapted for groups with special needs.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING? Call 416.667.6295 x 602 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

ESL students visit Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Centre

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