Nature Programs | 2019 - 2020

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority 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 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 2.5 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.

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

Fees: The Nature Program for Early Learners is $8 per visit. The program is broken up into two blocks – fall and spring. You can register for both or just one. The Fall Block is $32 and the Spring Block is $32. Price includes tax and registration is required. Once the program has started there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the CRCA five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before the block start date (Sept. 17 for fall and April 21 for spring).

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

Fall: Tuesday September 17, 24, October 1 and 8

Spring: Tuesday April 21, 28, May 5 and 12

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 $80 ($8 x 10 visits). Price includes tax and registration is required. Registration is for the full program, all ten visits. Once the program has started (Sept. 18, 2019), there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the CRCA five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before Sept. 18, 2018.

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

Fall: Wednesday September 18, 25, October 2 and 9

Winter: Wednesday February 12 and 19

Spring: Wednesday April 22, 29, May 6 and 13