Discovery Centre

School programs at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are available for elementary and high school students.  Programming for preschool and post secondary students is available upon request.

 

Programs are educational, investigative and immersive in nature. Programs are outdoors and offer opportunities for hands-on exploration and learning.

 

If you are interested in a field trip to the wetland, please book now (details below on how to do that).  We usually fill up, so please get in touch early to book a program.

 

We will also be offering some in-class winter programs for K-7.

 

Please see below for program details.

Winter Programming 2023

There are two program options:

1. All About Owls
This programs focuses on the wonderful world of owls…specifically what species we have in Creston (how to identify them), life cycle, adaptations, hunting techniques and more.  There will be a presentation with lots of visuals, hands-on activities and for Grades 3 and up, an owl pellet dissection.

 

2. Where do Frogs go in Winter?
This program showcases how animals adapt to winter life  – from hibernation to migration to staying put, we will discuss the different ways animals adapt to the winter season.  There will be a presentation with lots of visuals, hands-on activities and close up look at furs, skulls and tracks.

 

The programs are available for Grades K-7 with content and activities catered to each learning age.  Program runs from January 9th to February 24, 2023. The programs are 45 minutes.  (If you are doing the Owl Program with Grade 3 and up, then the program runs around 1 hour with the owl pellet dissection).

 

Cost for the program is $60 per class. There is an additional $20 cost for those classes doing the owl pellet dissection (get you 10 pellets per class).

 

To book, use our online form or email us with the following information: School, Grade, Class Size, 2 possible dates and preferred time of day.

 

 

Spring Programming 2023

Elementary Programs

Wetland Excursions!!

K/1: Nature Explorers, Using Our Senses

Explore, observe and learn about the ever changing wetland and the plants and animals that live here by using your senses…

Cost: $4 per student  •  Duration: 2 hours

 

Gr. 2/3: Water, Water Everywhere

Discover the water cycle and how the wetland plays a vital role in maintaining clean water

Cost: $4 per student  •  Duration: 2 hours

 

Gr. 4/5: Adaptations to Life in a Wetland

We will showcase the amazing adaptations plants and wildlife have to survive, reproduce and interact in the wetland ecosystem!

Cost: $4 per student  •  Duration: 2 hours

 

Gr. 6/7: All About Birds

What makes a bird a bird?  We will learn all about bird biology as well as some pretty sweet skills that set these creatures apart from others…

Cost: $4 per student  •  Duration: 2 hours

 

All programs include a guided walk with activities and dip netting component.  We will be adding new program components to each of the programs!

 

To book use our online form or email us with the following information: School, Grade, Class Size, 2 possible dates and preferred time of day.

 

Canoe Tours!!  For Grades 4 & up

Part the cattails to look for nests, taste some wetland treats and learn more about the plants and animals that live here.  Add this onto our other programs for a fun filled day!

Cost: $5 per student  •  Duration: 1 hour

 

High School Programs

Gr. 8-12: Stewardship Program

Perform hands-on habitat restoration activities such as removing invasive plant species and shoreline cleanups.

Cost: By Donation  •  Duration: 2+ hours

For high school students, we can work with the teacher on other programming options that compliment the learning objectives of the class subject.

 

Canoe Tours!!

Explore the wetland by paddling the ponds and channels, learning about wetland ecology, adaptations and the wildlife that call the wetland home.  Add this onto the stewardship program for a fun filled day!

Cost: $5 per student  •  Duration: 1 hour

 

How to Book

Phone: (250) 402 6905

Email: education@discovery-centre.ca

Online Program Booking Forms:

Spring Program Online Form

Winter Program Online Form

Please provide choice of 2 dates, class size & school/teacher contact info

Program Availability 2023: Winter – In-Class (January 9th to February 24th); Spring – Onsite (May 15th to June 28th); Fall – Onsite (September 12th to October 27th)

For onsite programs, there is a $60 minimum charge for the Elementary Program and a $50 minimum charge for canoe tours.  Canoe tours not available in fall.