Grade Three

Note: Proper footwear, rubber boots or closed toed shoes, is essential for students, teachers and parent volunteers to maximize the learning potential and related enjoyment of these programs.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS (1 adult for every 5 students).

Cross Country Skiing

Please see Winter Programs for more details. Meets Health and Physical Education curriculum strands. 

Forces Causing Movement

Through a series of hands-on activity centres, students will investigate devices that use force to create controlled movement, develop an understanding of how forces cause movement, and changes in movement on a natural and built environment.

Maple Syrup/Pioneer Days (March 18th to 29th, 2019)

Let your class experience the history, production and taste of Maple Syrup. This program starts with an interactive puppet show, followed by a hike through a Niagara Escarpment sugar bush then back to the centre for pioneer activities.

Pioneers and Pedlars

Students will explore the daily lives of pioneer settlers by role playing the life of a pedlar as they use a map to travel from “farm” to “farm” trading their goods for what the pioneer farmers have available (sheepskins, ashes, hog bristles, etc.). The pedlars then travel to a market to sell the goods collected from the pioneer farmers.

Plant Trek (Growth and Changes in Plants)

Students will take part in a series of interconnected activities that explore the characteristics and requirements of plants and their patterns of growth. Students will examine a series of plants local to the Niagara Escarpment on a nature hike. Students will explore fall and spring changes to plants, as well as the value of plants in one’s life.

Snowshoeing

Please see Winter Programs for more details. Meets Health and Physical Education curriculum strands. 

Strong and Stable Structures

Students will develop an understanding of the concept of stability in structures and mechanisms by rotating through a series of interactive centres including: building picture frames, bridges, and benches; examining the strength of multiple layers and pillar shapes; and exploring different natural structures.

Under Our Feet – Soils Study (Soils in the Environment)

This program exposes students to the multitude of fascinating life systems supported by soil. Students are actively involved in the sampling and subsequent analysis of a variety of different soil types. In addition, the effects of moving water on rock and on soils are observed. This program is intended to introduce students to the interdependence of humans and other living organisms with soils.

Wayfaring (Map Work)

Students will learn basic mapping skills indoors then use these skills outdoors, following a primary map of the Niagara Escarpment. On their mapping adventure, students work in small groups with parents and teachers to find orienteering markers.

General Information

  • All Programs must be reserved in advance and are designed as half-day sessions for a minimum of 15 students per program. Two half-day programs make an exciting full-day program.
  • Program runs rain or shine (unless extreme weather conditions are forecasted).
  • Supervisors are expected to remain with their group throughout the visit (program/lunch) and are responsible for discipline.
  • December to March, combine one half-day program, with half-day cross-country skiing or snowshoeing

Outdoor Education