Hatching・Farm・Nature ・Maple Syrup・Leadership Programs

Where fun, co-operative play, and group communication in the great outdoors is our main focus and goal!

Leadership Program

Our Leadership Programs are designed and executed with attention to detail in order to promote strategic team building, working together and co-operative learning. Through various Low Ropes, critical thinking games, as well as personalized programs that meet the specific needs of your participants, our goal is to promote the opportunity for success and positivity at every turn.

  • Leadership and Low Ropes programs are only available as full day programs and ideal for Grades 5 to 12.
  • Cost is $20.00 per student.
  • No charge for teachers, education assistants or early childhood educators.
  • All fees include 1 Parent Volunteer per 7 students.
  • Additional Parent Volunteers are $10.00.
  • A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure a program date.
  • We reserve the right to alter programs due to weather or safety.

SPRING FARM & NATURE TOURS

Immerse your group in our farm and nature programs, where students learn through interactive, hands-on activities designed to investigate the intertwining characteristics of farm and nature that make up the world in which we live.

  • Trip dates begin May 1st, 2019.
  • Half Day Trips: $8.00 per student.
  • Full Day Trips: $12.50 per student.
  • No charge for teachers, education assistants or early childhood educators.
  • All fees include 1 Parent Volunteer per 7 students.
  • Additional Parent Volunteers are the same cost as students.
  • A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure program date.
  • Final payment is based on number of the students on the day of trip.
  • We reserve the right to alter programs due to weather or safety.

MAPLE SYRUP TOURS

We all know how to eat maple syrup, but do we really know how it’s made or where it comes from? Our maple syrup tour will explore the Indigenous Peoples role in it’s making and allow students to participate in the process from tap to treat.

  • Trip Dates are March 18th – 29th 2019.
  • Half Day Trips Offered Only: $8.00 per student.
  • Morning and Afternoon tour times offered.
  • No charge for teachers, education assistants or early childhood educators.
  • All Fees include 1 Parent Volunteer per 7 students.
  • Additional Parent Volunteers are the same cost as students.

CHICK HATCHING

See and experience the incredible journey of life from fertilized egg to live hatchling. We provide all that you will need to participate in the process of chick hatching, so that each participate can learn and identify the different stages of development and care.

We offer an educational “full cycle” incubation experience for your classroom, home or senior’s residence. Once the eggs have hatched, all hatchlings and the rented items are returned to Green Acres, where the chicks are then safely re-homed to a local farmer.

Each Incubator Kit Rental includes the following:

  • 1 incubator
  • 12 fertilized chicken eggs
  • Shavings
  • Drown proof waterer
  • Feed for hatchlings
  • Hatching instruction booklet
  • Phone support during working hours

*”Egg Kits Only” are also available that will include all of the above except for the incubator **Auto turners and delivery charges are extra and upon request

Sessions:
Session 1: April 9th 2019 – May 7th 2019
Session 2: May 16th 2019 – June 12th 2019

Costs:
Incubator Kit $200.00
Egg Kit only $65.00
Auto Turners $80.00
Delivery *Price is per way and varies as per location

Please Note the Following:

  • Full payment is made at time of all bookings. Full refund will be issued only if cancellation is
    requested to the Green Acres Outdoor Education Office 21 days prior to session pick up or delivery.
  • Incubator, unused supplies and all hatchlings must be returned prior to 5:00pm on session
    ending date. THERE CAN BE NOT EXCEPTIONS.
  • Hatch rate cannot be guaranteed.
  • All incubator’s are to be cleaned when returned to Green Acres.

BUTTERFLY KITS

Participants are given the opportunity to learn and observe the life cycle and stages of the butterfly. Observe the day to day transformation from Egg, to Larva, to Pupa and Butterfly, then the fulfillment of releasing your butterflies into the world.

Sessions:
Session 1: April 24th 2019
Session 2: May 9th 2019

Each kit includes the following:

  • 25 Butterfly Caterpillars each in their own container
  • Caterpillar “Nutrient” liquid to help them grow
  • Instructions and teaching booklet

Costs:
Butterfly Kit $125.00
Butterfly Release House $25.00
*A butterfly release house is required for their transformation from chrysalis into butterflies. You may purchase ours to be used year after year or use one of your own.
**Delivery is available. Prices vary as per location.

Please note the following:
Full Payment is made at the time of all bookings. Full refund will be issued only if cancellation is requested to the Green Acres Outdoor Education Office 21 days prior to pick up or delivery.

Now Booking Trips & Hatching

Bookings Begin January 15, 2019

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