Programs

Water Systems

Curriculum connections: Science and Technology This program explores a number of factors that make up our water systems.Throughout the program, students will understand that water is crucial to life on earth and that water is a valuable resource that needs to be managed sustainably. Students will assess the impact of human activities and technologies on...Read more
Facility: Kortright
Levels: Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Day Visit, Elementary, Group
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River Systems

Curriculum Connections: Geography, Mathematics, Science and Technology Students will examine the physical features of a valley and the profile of a stream bed. Activities include measuring river flows and discussing the dynamics of the river within the context of a larger watershed system. In an introductory lesson students will learn about watersheds and the Humber...Read more
Facility: Kortright
Levels: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Day Visit, Group, Secondary
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Aquatic Systems

Curriculum connections: Science Through active participation in sampling and inventory techniques, students will conduct an analysis of an aquatic environment. Full day option includes a comparative analysis of two different habitats. Full or Half Day, April to NovemberRead more
Facility: Kortright
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Day Visit, Group, Secondary
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Climate Change

Students will be introduced to the concepts and components of climate change throughout this program. They will observe sustainable and renewable energy technologies designed to reduce the human impact on climate change while visiting the Archetype Sustainable houses. The houses, which are both LEED Platinum status, demonstrate many green technologies, such as solar and wind...Read more
Facility: Kortright
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Day Visit, Group, Secondary
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Art in Nature

Kortright is the perfect setting for students to explore the world of Ephemeral Art – art made directly on the landscape using available natural objects. Sometimes known as Earth Art, Land Art, or Earthworks, teachers may want to show their students works by Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Drury, Richard Long, Alan Sonfist and others in preparation...Read more
Facility: Kortright
Levels: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Type of course: Day Visit, Elementary, Group, Secondary
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Archetype Sustainable House Tour

Curriculum Connections: Geography, Science, Science and Technology The Archetype Sustainable Houses are LEED-certified and demonstrate many green technologies, including solar and wind-produced electricity, geothermal heating and cooling, and rainwater harvesting. Students will be guided inside and outside the houses, and will learn about sustainability, energy efficiency, water conservation and more. Preparation Please dress appropriately for the...Read more
Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
Levels: ESL, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Day Visit, Group, Secondary
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Archaeology 101

In this program the students will experience a hands-on recreation of a real archaeological excavation. The program begins with a brief indoor introduction to the science of archaeology, and a hands-on examination of some real artifacts from an actual village from the 1500’s which was excavated on the Kortright property. In an outdoor area divided...Read more
Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
Levels: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Type of course: Day Visit, Group, Secondary
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Air and Water in the Environment

Curriculum connections: Science and Technology; Earth and Space – Air and Water in the Environment Students will learn all about air and water in this experiential program. Hands on science experiments, activities and games allow students to investigate the characteristics of air and water. Students will learn about the water cycle through various activities. As students walk...Read more
Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
Levels: ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2
Type of course: Day Visit, Elementary, Group
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