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Secondary

From art in nature to survival skills, the Kortright Centre’s programs for secondary level students offer immersive, outdoor educational experiences that engage both intellect and the imagination.

WHY BRING YOUR SECONDARY CLASS TO KORTRIGHT?

Our programs focus on learning through direct observation and participation in outdoor activities that will allow students to discover fascinating facts about the plant and wildlife populations and their interactions within these ecosystems.

The Kortright Centre has one of Canada’s largest renewable energy demonstrations, making it an ideal setting for teaching secondary-level students about alternative energy: solar thermal, photovoltaic (solar electric), wind and biomass.

Each topic emphasizes the individual’s role and responsibility in maintaining a healthy environment through sustainable living practices.

All programs are designed to meet curriculum expectations at the grade levels specified, and are presented by experienced professional instructors.

high school students tour Kortright Centre for Conservation

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)

Maple Syrup (two hours): $220

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

Team Building (half day): $220

Climate Change/School Spirit Day: $400

Two Half Day Programs Booked on the Same Day: $375

Material Fee


Per Class (Plus HST)

GPS/Geocaching: $15

One Teacher/Supervisor for every 10 participating students is FREE. Each additional helper is $5.65.

high school students explore trail at Kortright Centre for Conservation

FIND A PROGRAM

  • students collect aquatic habitat samples at Kortright Centre

    AQUATIC SYSTEMS

    Through active participation in sampling and inventory techniques, students will conduct an analysis of an aquatic environment.

  • archetype sustainable house at Kortright Centre for Conservation

    ARCHETYPE SUSTAINABLE HOUSE TOUR

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

  • pre-teen girls take part in education program at Kortright Centre

    ART IN NATURE

    Students create ephemeral art in a natural landscape and discover concepts in visual arts.

  • apiarist tends beehive at Kortright Centre

    BEES

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

  • students take part in Forest School program at Kortright Centre

    CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

    A customized program to meet your needs.

  • Archetype Sustainable House at Kortright Centre

    CLIMATE CHANGE

    Students will focus on the causes and effects of greenhouse gases, changing weather patterns, the influence of carbon in the atmosphere and nature’s ability to recycle.

  • solar panels at Kortright Centre

    CONSERVATION OF ENERGY

    Walk the Innovation Trail to learn about renewable energy technologies: biomass, solar thermal, photovoltaic (PV) and wind.

  • girl holds caterpillar in her palm

    DIVERSITY OF LIVING THINGS

    Understand the importance of biodiversity and its connection to species survival.

  • high school students practice GPS navigation at Kortright Centre

    GPS/GEOCACHING

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

  • students explore natural habitat at Kortright Centre

    HABITAT ANALYSIS

    Students will visit and compare two natural habitats by analyzing and collecting empirical data on the biotic and abiotic elements in each.

  • school children visit Kortright Centre maple syrup festival

    MAPLE SYRUP

    Enjoy early Spring’s sweetness! Learn how to identify maple trees and how they are tapped for sap. Compare past and present methods of maple syrup making.

  • teacher and students explore trail at Kortright Centre

    NATURE WALK

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

  • high school student takes stream flow measurement at Kortright Centre

    RIVER SYSTEMS

    Investigate the physical characteristics of a river and measure water flow and velocity. Observe valley features and significance of a river watershed.

  • high school students explore trail at Kortright Centre

    SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY

    School Spirit Day is a fun, inclusive, interactive day for students and staff, ideal for the beginning or end of the school year.

  • Kortright Centre trail covered in snow

    SNOWSHOEING

    Enjoy the forest in winter on a snowshoe hike along our trails.

  • young girl sits inside forest shelter

    SURVIVAL SKILLS

    Learn what to do if you get lost in the woods. Work in small teams to build a fire and a shelter to keep your group warm.

  • organic tomatoes on the vine

    SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

    Students will visit the 10-acre Kortright Organic Farm to learn firsthand where food comes from and see how everything on the farm is interconnected.

  • student balances on low ropes at Kortright Centre

    TEAM BUILDING AND LOW ROPES

    This special program allows participants to develop group skills such as working together, sharing ideas, trust, problem solving, patience and leadership.

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.

Kortright Centre has partnered with bypeterandpauls.com to make optional boxed lunches available for school groups. Please see below for menu selections.

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).

group of students practice GPS navigation at Kortright Centre

BOXED LUNCH OPTIONS

Pizza

  • Homemade cheese or pepperoni pizza
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Whole apple

$6.99 + HST per person

Wrap

  • Wrap selection: Roasted turkey or grilled vegetables with pesto
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Whole apple

$7.99 + HST per person

Crispy Chicken Wrap

  • Breaded chicken, lettuce with light dressing on 10-inch tortilla
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Whole apple

$8.99 + HST per person

Beverages: All boxed lunches include one soft drink, juice or bottled water.

NOTE: Food orders must be placed at least one week prior to visit date.

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