Educational Field Trips in Halton Region

Combining Fun & Enjoyment with Ontario Curriculum Requirements

Educational Programs
Discover the excellent educational programs at Country Heritage Park, & benefit from the enthusiasm that comes along with a day spent outside of the classroom.

We can provide an experience suitable to all ages; one that satisfies curriculum requirements while being entertaining and memorable for the students.

Special holiday trip

Fees:

$12.95 per student (Full day program 10:00-1:30)

$7.45 per student (Half day program 10:00-110:30)

The cost per student covers all teachers, educational assistants and 2 parent volunteers per class.

Below are program summaries for students in kindergarten to grade 8:

Kindergarten

Curriculum Link – Science – Observation Through Exploration

Leave the Barn Door Open!

Kindergarteners are thrilled by the opportunity to meet with the farm animals in our barn. After checking out some sheep, they are lead in creating a souvenir craft- a sheep they can take home.

The program also includes a demonstration on how we turn fleece into yarn, a ride on the farm wagon, and a jump and play in the log barn haymow and corn box.

How Did Your Garden Grow?

Bring your class out during harvest time to see what we grew through the season. A special visit with Mrs. Lucas, a rural farmer from the past, will show them how she is preparing her harvest for winter.

The students will get to visit the barn and see how our animals are preparing for winter. To finish off the experience, they will get to put together a bird feeder to bring home & hang in their own backyard.

Grade 1

Curriculum Link – Science – Everyday Structures

Birds, Bees, Nests, and the Rest

This fun day includes a tour of the 80 acre site and a memorable visit to the barn and the animals that call it home.

Students will consider why fences are built the way they are, design a blueprint for our unique octagonal barn, and learn about beehives!

Curriculum Link – Science – Characteristics of Living Things

Old McDonald’s Busy Farm

A favourite activity of grade 1s is always a visit to the barn to investigate the different needs and habits of our animal friends.

The group will then stop in for a visit with Mrs. Lucas, a farmer from 1860, and learn about how much fleece one sheep can give her to spin into wool. After, a tour through our dairy building will show students how cows are milked, and give them the opportunity to churn butter from cream.

The kids will end the day by making a craft to bring home with them.

How Did Your Garden Grow?

Harvest time in autumn is the perfect time to bring your class to the park. A special visit with Mrs. Lucas, a rural farmer from the past, will show them how she is preparing her harvest for winter.

The students will get to visit the barn and see how our animals are preparing for winter. To finish off the experience, they will get to put together a bird feeder to bring home & hang in their own backyard.

Grade 2

Curriculum Link – Science – Life systems

Educational Programs

Horses and Chickens and Sheep…Oh My!

Your students will be amazed to see what is living in our orchard- is it a bird? Is it a bee?

During a visit to the barn, we’ll teach your class about the animal’s lives, and about what they contribute to our lives. We’ll then visit the dairy building to explore a year in the life of a cow.

Finally, the kids will join Mrs. Lucas in her 1860s home in exploring the lifecycle of wool- from sheep to shawl.

Grade 2

Curriculum Link – Technology

Wagons Ho!

Let the kids enjoy a day of hands on learning about simple machines. They will get to explore pulleys and gears, and view screws, wedges, levers, and more at the Templin Carriage Works.

Grade 3

Curriculum Link – Social Studies – Early Settlements in Upper Canada

Pay Attention Class

Treat the kids to a day of experiential learning as they join our 1910 schoolroom. Afterwards, visit a 1830s homestead and see how differently the family lived.

Tour the blacksmith shop and enjoy some hands on experience with the tools, and complete the day by visiting the General Store and learning about bartering.

Alternate option: Spend half the day in the schoolroom, and the general store will be discussed in the classroom.

Grade 4

Curriculum Link – Science &Technology – Pulley & Gears

Educational Programs

Push Me, Pull Me

Grade 4s are always impressed by a visit to John Deer’s dealership where they can investigate and demonstrate pulleys and gears firsthand. The theme is continued when we look at how farmers use pulley and gears, and how they make things easier for Mrs. Lucas in her 1860s home.

A visit to the Templin Carriage Works where the kids will learn a different way to drill a hole will round out the eventful day.

Grade 5

Curriculum Link – Technology – Structure and Mechanisms

May the Force be With You

Join your class in a fun setting where they will learn about building bridges- and have the opportunity to design and construct one themselves.

Explore structures in a historic setting- Mrs. Lucas’ 1860s kitchen. Watch as the kids learn how much pressure it takes to crack an egg.

Grade 6

Curriculum Link – Life – Biodiversity

What Came First- the Chicken or the Egg?

Use our rural setting to inspire thoughts of why and how we get the food that is on our plates. The class will be lead in a discussion about how we treat our food chain, and how interconnected we all are.

A visit to the barn and its animals inspires conversation about  what we get from them, and how their care as evolved over the years.

Grade 7

Curriculum Link – Structure & Mechanisms – Exploring Form and Function

Anyway the Wind Blows

Students work together to design and test the structural integrity of a wooden windmill- a structure that has been a part of the farming landscape since the early 1800s. They will then compare and contrast these traditional structures with the new wind turbines & discuss how they are changing our lives.

Grade 8

Curriculum Link – Social Studies – Conflict & Change

Two Solitudes, One Country

Bring your class to visit our 1830s homestead where they can see firsthand the life of a new immigrant in Canada. Then, a visit to a 1860s homestead will emphasize how rapid changes occurred in a mere 30 years.

Students will take part in a mock debate to practice their conflict resolution strategies in Puslinch Town Hall (circa 1867).

To Book Your Special Field Trip

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