Spring & Fall Programs


Our fall bookings are already full - to be added to a waiting list please email Daniela.Stuewer@ConservationSudbury.ca


JK/SK  - Kinder Discover

Discover wonders of nature through a hike and scavenger hunt. Find out about local animals, hear Samuel the Turtle's important message, and play some active, hands-on games.

Grade 1 - Needs of Living Things

kid holding a butterfly Kids playing in the water at Lake Laurentian Conservation area during our Spring/Fall School Programming

Through a hike, hands-on studies, and active games, students will learn about the needs and characteristics of plants and animals, and why all living things are important.

Grade 1 - A Season of  Change

Go on a hike and play active games to explore animal adaptations to the changing seasons. Meet Elzine the Monarch Butterfly and hear the story of her travels!

Grade 2 - Creatures Grow and Change

Through a hike, active games and pond study, students learn how animals grow and adapt to their habitats, as well as exploring the impact that humans have on animals and the environment.

Grade 2 - Air and Water Matter

By using an interactive model, playing active games and hiking by the lake, students will learn about water and air, and how our actions can affect air and water quality.

Grade 2 and 3 – How to “Bee” a Pollinator

Approximately one-third of all human food is prepared from plants that depend on animal pollinators. Through a story hike and active games discover the world of honey bees and other pollinators as well as the flowers that they depend on. Consider the impacts of human actions on the lives of pollinators, and how this could in turn affect human populations.

kids built a summer quinzy Kids playing in the water at Lake Laurentian Conservation area during our Spring/Fall School Programming
Grade 3 - Meet a Tree

Learn to identify local tree species. A hike, discussion, and active game prepare students to get up close and personal with a tree, exploring its characteristics and parts.

Grade 3 - Don't Treat Soil Like Dirt!

Students will explore the composition of soils from different areas, meet our compost worms, and play active games that explore soil characteristics.

Grade 4 - At Home in the Habitat

Explore ecosystems and the communities that call them home through active games, studies, and a hike visiting forest, lake and wetland habitats. Learn how the delicate balance in ecosystems can be affected by human actions.

Grade 5 - Changing Climate

Learn about your eco-footprint, climate change, and the effects of our use of energy on the environment through active games, a hike, and discussion.

Kids playing in the water at Lake Laurentian Conservation area during our Spring/Fall School Programming
Grade 6 - Diversity of Living Things

Through a hike, hands-on studies, and active games, students will compare and classify living things, and learn about human impact on biodiversity. *This program has the option of a section focusing on identifying local birds and their songs.

Grade 7 - The Web of Life

Explore the connections within the web. Through a hike, active games, and studies, see the interactions within an ecosystem and discover the far-reaching effects of human actions.

Grade 8 - World of Water

By using an interactive model, playing active games, and exploring methods of monitoring water quality, students will learn about water systems and how our actions can affect our water resources.

Check out our other exciting program options!

Wild About Team Building (Full Day; Grade 1-8)

We can learn from the many ways that living creatures work together in the natural world. Start your new school year out with some “wild” team building activities in the outdoors to help your students get to know each other and learn team skills.

A Dose of Vitamin N (Full Day; Grades 1+)

Get a healthy dose of “Vitamin N” (Nature), by spending the day outdoors – hiking, playing various trail games, and participating in a variety of nature appreciation activities.

Survivor Lake Laurentian (Grade 3-8)

Art in Nature - Lake Laurentian Conservation Area eventsLearn about your basic needs for survival through a series of team activities including learning orienteering skills, making wild teas, and building a survival shelter!

Art in Nature (Grade 4-8)

Discover the beautiful colours and patterns all around us in nature. Use natural materials you find on a Colours in Nature Hike and a Patterns Scavenger Hunt to create your own natural masterpiece!


Full Day Programs Available Tuesday-Friday

Participate in our hands-on learning program in our outdoor classroom!

Conservation Sudbury offers fall, winter and spring programming for secondary school groups (Grades 9-12). The Lake Laurentian Environmental Program offers teachers and students the opportunity to experience hands-on learning in our outdoor classroom.

We provide programming geared to your specific needs and class level, coordinated with the current curriculum (Science, Geography, Health and Physical Education) from the Ministry of Education.

To reserve your visit, call and speak with our Education Program staff by phone: (705) 674-8904 or email: Daniela.Stuewer@conservationsudbury.ca to select a date and discuss program availability.

Program staff will confirm your visit and discuss any special requirements or objectives. For any questions about reservations, please call (705) 674-8904.