Nature Programs Fall 2020

Cataraqui Conservation offers quality outdoor and environmental education programs for preschool aged children (2.5 to 4 years old) and for home learners and children ages 6 to 11. Both of our Programs take place at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston 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.

Nature Programs for Early Learners

The Early Learners program is for preschool children ages 2.5 to 4 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.

COVID-19 Update: Cataraqui Conservation has protocols in place for the health and safety of staff and participants. Programs take place outside to allow for physical distancing and all activity equipment will be packed for each child so they are not sharing. Pre-screening will be conducted and up to the parent/guardian to fill out for their child and themselves before coming to a program. Any participation (child or caregiver) who has symptoms or does not pass pre-screening will not be allowed to enter the program area. If washrooms are needed masks must be worn at all times to enter the Outdoor Centre. Further health and safety information will be sent prior to the start of the program.

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

Fees: The Nature Program for Early Learners is $32 – $8 x 4 visits. Once the program has started there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the Cataraqui Conservation five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before the block start date (Sept. 25, 2020 for fall programs)

Thursday Morning Sessions - 10:00 to 11:30 AM

October 1, 2020
October 8, 2020
October 15, 2020
October 22, 2020

The Thursday morning session is full. Please email ddoyle@crca.ca to be put on a wait list or an email list for winter registration. 

Friday Morning Sessions - 10:00 to 11:30 AM

October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020

Nature Program for Home Learners and Children Ages 6 to 11

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.

COVID-19 Update: Cataraqui Conservation has protocols in place for the health and safety of staff and participants. Programs take place outside to allow for physical distancing and all activity equipment will be packed for each child so they are not sharing. NEW for the fall sessions – parents/guardians are asked to stay with their child during the program, it will not be a drop-off program. If you are in the same COVID-19 bubble as another participant/family one guardian can look after both families. Pre-screening will be conducted and up to the parent/guardian to fill out for their child and themselves before coming to a program. Any participation (child or caregiver) who has symptoms or does not pass pre-screening will not be allowed to enter the program area. If washrooms are needed masks must be worn at all times to enter the Outdoor Centre. Further health and safety information will be sent prior to the start of the program.

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 $32 ($8 x 4 visits). Price includes tax and registration is required. Registration is for the full program, all six visits. Once the program has started (Sept. 30, 2020), there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the Cataraqui Conservation five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before Sept. 23, 2020.

Wednesday Morning Sessions - 9:30 to 11:30 AM

September 30, 2020
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020

Wednesday morning sessions are full. Please email ddoyle@crca.ca to be put on a wait list or an email list for winter registration. 

Wednesday Afternoon Sessions - 1:00 to 3:00 PM

September 30, 2020
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020