Nature Programs | 2018-2019

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority offers quality outdoor and environmental education programs for preschool aged children (2 to 5 years old) and for home learners and children ages 6 to 14. Both of our Programs take place at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston in three week blocks (fall, winter and spring) that allow children a chance to make friends and feel at home in the beautiful forest, field and wetland spaces of the Conservation Area. Our teachers have over 30 years combined experience teaching pre-school to adult-aged learners in outdoor education settings. They enjoy working with children and passing on their love and extensive knowledge of nature and the outdoors. All of our staff have current first aid and CPR certification.

Program Details:

Nature Programs for Early Learners

The Early Learners program is for preschool children ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Throughout the program participants will experience a connection to nature through hands-on, immersive opportunities. The Program fosters a strong connection to nature by using our head, heart and hands. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the seasonal changes and connect with the land at a pace that feels right to them.

Location: Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (north of Hwy. 401 on Division St.) in Kingston

Fees: The Nature Program for Early Learners is $72 ($8 x 9 visits). Price includes tax and registration is required. Once the program has started (Oct. 2, 2018), there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the CRCA 5 business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before October 2, 2018.

Times & Dates: Tuesday morning sessions from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Fall: Tuesday October 2, 9 and 16

Winter: Tuesday February 12, 19 and 26

Spring: Tuesday May 7, 14 and 21

Nature Program for Home Learners and Children ages 6 to 11 – Drop off program

Our Nature Program for children ages 6 to 11 will encourage participants to explore the wild spaces of Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and lean about nature and conservation. Throughout the program participants will experience a connection to nature through hands-on, immersive opportunities. The Program fosters a strong connection to nature by using our head, heart and hands. Children will have the opportunity to experience seasonal changes and connect with the land at a pace that feels right to them.

Location: Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (north of Hwy. 401 on Division St.) in Kingston

Fees: The Nature Program for Home Learners and children ages 6 to 11 is $72 ($8 x 9 visits). Price includes tax and registration is required. Once the program has started (Oct. 3, 2018), there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the CRCA 5 business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before October 3, 2018.

Times & Dates: Wednesday morning sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Fall: Wednesday October 3, 10 and 17

Winter: Wednesday February 13, 20 and 27

Spring: Wednesday May 8, 15 and 22