Elementary School Modules at rare

Click here for 2016-2017 rare Elementary Module Guide

Click here for 2016-2017 rare Booking Information & Cancellation Policies

Situated alongside the Grand River, rare is a 900+ acre land trust that exists for the purposes of education, research and conservation. Home to old growth forests, native prairie, limestone cliffs, wetlands, sustainable gardens, habitat gardens and living pond, trail networks and a diverse array of birds, plants, and animals, rare is an area of provincial environmental significance.

At rare we provide several opportunities for students and teachers to experience curriculum based learning outside of the classroom.  It is becoming increasingly important for students of all ages to be involved in a variety of outdoor education experiences.

The modules provided at rare are helping to bridge the gap between the classroom and the natural butterfliesenvironment through experiential, investigative, hands-on learning.

Modules at rare

Home to over 24 habitat types, rare is an ideal location for curriculum based outdoor activity.  Module design is such that students will visit different habitat areas of rare as they return each year.  Experiencing rare in such a way will provide students with the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation necessary to become responsible environmental citizens.  The “bigger picture” will be a key underlying theme to rare’s programming. Students will understand that the actions of today will greatly affect the outcomes of tomorrow.

An integral part of our educational module is the Chain of Learning program, giving students a link to innovative discoveries at every stage of learning. Current research at rare provides the content for the “Chain of Learning” program. Researchers develop restoration and bio-inventory projects, passing their knowledge to university and high school students who then undertake hands-on projects to pass their new knowledge on to elementary students.  At rare, all students play an active role in advancing environmental research and education.

Our school modules are designed and facilitated by our Education Team, which includes certified teachers with experience developing and delivering environmental education programs.

Booking Information

  • Modules will be offered from September 12, 2016 to June 30, 2017
  • All modules are offered as half day (2.0-2.5 hours in length) at $9.00 per student
  • Limited number of spaces available, please book well ahead of time
  • For groups of less than 15, there is a minimum fee of $135.00
  • Modules are weather permitting; trips may be cancelled with impending inclement weather
  • **Full day modules are available upon request

The modules are not limited to the outlines listed above; programs can be tailored for specific course requirements and student needs. We also offer exciting opportunities for school environmental clubs.

 

Explore, Learn, Be Curious, Be Inspired, Be Active!

 

To book a module, please contact:

Emily Leslie

Gill Ratcliffe Educator

education@raresites.org

p. 519-650-9336  x112

f. 519-650-5923

 

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rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001