THE LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAM
Bring your lessons to life with a field trip to a Living Classroom! The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is pleased to offer Environmental Education through a variety of programs. Our programs are designed to engage students in the natural environment, place emphasis on conservation and are linked to the Ontario School Curriculum.
Visit a Living Classroom
$5.00/participant for a 2 hour program
Although effort is made to make additional staff available to assist with programming, our Environmental Education & Outreach Co-Ordinator is our designated staff for programming. Your class will have the best learning opportunities with our Coordinator if the maximum number of students does not exceed 30 participants (or one class, which ever is greater). However, we also understand that bus sharing is, at times, the most efficient way for out-of-classroom learning to occur. If a school is interested in registering more than one class per programming session, please note that a teacher's, or parent volunteer's, help will be required to run a self-guided activity while our Co-Ordinator instructs one group, then the groups will switch activities.
Help us make your Living Classroom experience the best it can be!
$165.00 flat rate for a 2 hour program
Many of our programs can be adapted to be presented right in your classroom and school yard! Speak with our Environmental Education & Outreach Coordinator to book your in-class program. Please note, that in-class programs are intended for individual classes, however we can arrange for multiple bookings within a single school day. Individual class bookings ensure optimal learning, student participation and knowledge transfer! Custom programs are available based on staff time and availability.
Please call our Environmental Education & Outreach Coordinator to discuss an option that works for you!
- Animal Tracks
- Aquatic Study
- Geocaching & Mapping
- Monarchs/Species at Risk
- Urban Ecosystems
- Watershed Connections
Book a Program
It's easy! Simply call the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority to discuss availability. Alternatively, you can fax or email a scan of a completed Program Booking Form. Please ensure you complete the booking form in its entirety! Upon receiving your booking form, staff will send a confirmation email, which will include a package on 'Preparing for your Program'.
To ensure there is no miscommunication between schools and the LRCA, please complete a separate form for each participating class. We require one month's notice to book a program. Cancellations within two weeks of your scheduled program will be subject to 50% of the programming fee, unless another class can be substituted (substituted class must participate in the same scheduled program). Cancellations due to inclement weather will be rescheduled as time and availability permits.
If you have participated in a program, or are a teacher or group leader who has arranged a program, we would love feedback! Please feel free to fill out and send in a participant evaluation form.