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

  • AQUATIC SYSTEMS

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

  • 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…

  • CLIMATE CHANGE

    While on the Innovation Trail, students will focus on the causes and effects of greenhouse gases, changing weather patterns, the…

  • CONSERVATION OF ENERGY

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

  • DIVERSITY OF LIVING THINGS

    Understand the importance of biodiversity and its connection to species survival. Using the plants and animals found on the Kortright…

  • GPS/GEOCACHING

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

  • HABITAT ANALYSIS

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

  • MAPLE SYRUP

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

  • NATURE WALK

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

  • RIVER SYSTEMS

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

  • SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY

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

  • SNOW SHOEING

    Enjoy the forest in winter on a snowshoe hike along our trails. A walk in Nature provides so many mental…

  • SURVIVAL SKILLS

    Learn what to do if you get lost in the woods. Work in small teams to build a fire and…

  • SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

    Students will visit the new 10-acre Kortright Organic Farm to learn firsthand where food comes from and see how everything…

  • 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…

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).

group of students practice GPS navigation at Kortright Centre

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