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Nature Programs | 2017-2018

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority offers quality outdoor and environmental education programs for preschool aged children (2 to 4 years old) and for home learners 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 lover 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 4 years old. Throughout the program children will experience a connection to nature through songs, puppets, exploring, stories, games and hands-on activities. The Program fosters a strong connection to nature by guiding children with their head, heart and hands.

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

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

  • Amazing Autumn: Welcome the fall by joining us for relaxed nature rambles, marsh dipping, forest log discoveries and much more. You and your child(ren) will use your senses to experience all the beautiful colours, smells and changes that happen to plants and animals during this colourful season.
    Dates: September 19, 26 & October 3, 2017
  • Wondrous Winter: Bundle up and feel alive while we embrace the wilds of winter. Discover animal stories by following their tracks and scats. Puppet friends and songs will guide us to appreciate the crystal beauty that winter has to offer on our ice covered marshes, snow covered fields and our forests that are full of hidden winter life.
    Dates: February 6, 13 & 20, 2018
  • Spectacular Spring: Slip on your runners and skip along our trails as the sun smiles upon us and awakens all of our plant and animal friends. Revisit the marsh and dip for friends, say hello to the spring wildflowers and sing with the birds.
    Dates: April 24, May 1 & 8, 2018
  • Please come dressed for the weather and bring a water bottle and a healthy, nut-free snack.

Fees: The Nature Program for Early Learners is $7 per visit or $63 for the full program ($7 x 9 visits), you can also sign up for seasonal blocks. Prices include tax and registration is required. You may still sign up for the Program after it has started. Prices on the registration form will reflect the number of weeks left. Once the Program has started, there are no refunds.

Nature Program for Home Learners

Our Home Learners Program is for children ages 6 to 14. Children will explore the wild spaces of Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and learn about nature and conservation. The program is broken into four themes – Body, Mind, Spirit and special theme days. Our Body theme day focuses on hiking to new spaces and places. Our Mind theme day focuses on games that connect to the season and current nature discoveries and facts. Our Spirit theme day focuses on sensory activities, exploration, stories, nature art, music making and slow rambling. Lastly, our Surprise theme day will involve a special surprise activity.

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

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

  • Fall: September 20, 27 & October 4, 2017
  • Winter: February 7, 14 & 21, 2018
  • Spring: April 25, May 2 & 9, 2018
  • Please come dressed for the weather and bring a water bottle and healthy, nut-free snack

Fees: The Nature Program for Home Learners is $7 per visit or $63 for the full program ($7 x 9 visits), you can also sign up for seasonal blocks. Prices include tax and registration is required. You may still sign up for the Program after it has started. Prices on the registration form will reflect the number of weeks left. Once the Program has started, there are no refunds.

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