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Every Grade Teacher Can Blend The Ontario Curriculum With Outdoor Education

Take your students to a hands-on, active learning environment beyond regular classroom walls. Rain or shine, all learning takes place at the historic Mill of Kintail Conservation Area  in Lanark County (just outside of Ottawa).

What you’re already learning in class will be integrated with local watershed experience, as programs are centred around grade-appropriate topics like animal behaviour (Grade 2), ecosystem investigation (Grade 7), or water conservation (Grade 8). See the full suite of MVCA Education Programs linked to your grade level.

•  Develop stronger communication skills. Away from the classroom, students are encouraged to take on leadership roles and participate in teams to reach common goals.

•  Improve physical and mental health. MVCA’s outdoor activity programs, games, and playtime stimulate creativity while learning to nurture the natural environment.

•  Enhance curiosity and environmental awareness. Students’ appreciation for nature and enthusiasm to learn is stimulated through hands-on activities like stream studies, animal investigation, and soil profiling.

Plus, Local Schools Save Money On Bussing Costs.

Call MVCA’s Education Coordinator Sarah O’Grady at (613) 256 3610 to find out how your class can receive a bussing grant, funded by the MVCF.

MVCA also brings Outdoor Education Programs to you.

The Spring Water Awareness Program teaches kids to use safe practices around thin ice and seasonally turbulent lakes and rivers.  Education Programs are also available if your school has access to a pond, forest area, or park near your school. Call Sarah O’Grady at (613) 256 3610 ext. 1 or email sogrady@mvc.on.ca to book, ask questions and discuss details.

PARENTS: Looking For A Summer Camp ? MVCA’s Nature Camps  get kids, aged 6-11, doing hands-on exploration of the rich plant life and wildlife habitats at the Mill of Kintail (near Ottawa).


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