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Field Trips in Halton Region

Our mandate is to provide strong curriculum-based programmes that incorporates hands-on learning opportunities. Country Heritage Park is passionate about educating students on the subjects of food literacy, history, outdoor education, sustainability, and the arts. Our mission is to help students understand how the past and present are important to our global future. 

UpdateNew programmes are currently being developed for Country Heritage Park. Our previous programmes are still being offered as field trips, but please feel free to phone at 905-878-8151 to inquire about some of our new and exciting educational opportunities that we are providing for students in kindergarten to grade 8. Below are brief descriptions about our new programmes. Other than the Kindergarten Programme, every one of our new programmes are designed to have curriculum ties to Grades 1-8. 


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Kindergarten Programme

Mr. Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a serious relief from learning. But for children, play is serious learning." Play-based learning is important to the cognitive and emotional development of each child. Kindergarteners will come to our site and enjoy a mix and match of experiential learning opportunities that are unique to each class.

The Early Settler Experience

When Benjamin Freure arrived to Canada in 1836, he said, "The country here is beautiful, a rich soil covered with timber, and well watered, and all the inhabitants the most social and good natured I ever met." Students will learn how Canada has developed throughout the history of early settlers, such as Freure, and what resources may have elicited those developments. 

Arts-in-the-Park

When reflecting on what is art, Lawren Harris said, "The truth is that works of art test the spectator much more than the spectator tests them." During this program, students will question and understand the subjectivity of art while also learning about various artistic mediums such as visual arts, drama, and/or dance. 

How Farms Feed Us

Food literacy is essential to building a promising tomorrow for our future generations. Connect with Ontario farms to better understand how farms provide us with food and essential products.

Habitats, Food Chains, and Ecosystems

Albert Einstein said, "If there were no more bees, there would be no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, and no more man." Learn about how healthy ecosystems are essential to the future of humanity through understanding aspects such as biodiversity, food chains, habitats, and environmental conditions.

Simple and Complex Machines

Creativity and innovation has been, and continues to be, the foundation to improving human life. Explore how innovation has led to the creation of simple and complex machines and understand how these have contributed to advancements in technology. 

Sustainability

Environmental protection and awareness is fundamental to maintaining a balanced ecology. Students will examine and brainstorm how environmental sustainability is an essential part of our personal growth and our responsibility as global citizens. 


Below are our still active programmes:

Kindergarten

Leave The Barn Door Open!

Come and experience a day on the farm: a visit with all our barn animals will be a highlight of the day. Bring home a plant craft for your own garden & so much more…
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Grade One

Birds, Bees, Nests, And The Rest

A walk through our 80 acres will demonstrate how our buildings are designed for our farm animals' specific needs and why the bee hive is always buzzing with activity…

Old McDonald's Busy Farm

Visit our Riley animal barn, make butter in the dairy building, larn how to keep our animals healthy and when we shear the fleece from the sheep…
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Grade Two

Horses And Chickens And Sheep…Oh My!

We will be tree detectives in our orchard, then in our barn we will visit our farm animals. fromc alf to cow, from cream to butter we will learn how to make it happen…

Wagons Ho!

Let’s get moving together by exploring pulleys and gears and how they help us not only on the farm but in our everyday life…
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Grade Three

A New Life

Life in the 1800's was different than today! Experience some of the challenges new immigrants had to face and explore the important role…
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Grade Four

Healthy Habitats Are Important

Experience the sights and sounds as we walk our 80 acre site to see where everybody makes their home. From the fields to the barn…

Push Me, Pull Me

It takes a lot of energy to run a farm. The John Deere dealership shows how pulleys and gears really do help move things along. We will visit other parts of the farm…
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Grade Five

May The Force Be With You

Architects help shape our world, working in groups you will design a bridge with load and budget requirements. The rest of the day you will explore…
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Grade Six

You Are What You Eat

Learn firsthand how animals provide us with food, medicine, clothing, etc. We are only as strong as our weakest link, let’s analyze the food chain…
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Grade Seven

Anyway the Wind Blows

Designed to pump water, windmills were a familiar sight on the farm. Your challenge will be to work in groups to build a 2m windmill…
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To Book Your Special Field Trip

Contact our education department by phone at 905-878-8151 or 1-888-307-3276 FREE, or email us at
education@countryheritagepark.com

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