Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

 

Energy Exploration

Grade Levels: Grade 1 to Grade 12

Length of program: Full Day (9:30am - 2:00pm, with time for lunch)

Offered: Year round


From high up in the sky to deep down towards Earth’s core, explore different ways of generating energy from Earth’s natural systems, such as solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, biofuels, and fossil fuels. Discover today’s energy efficient technologies and learn to make use of them. Join us on an Energy Exploration journey!


Please note: This is a general overview of our Energy Exploration program. This program is adapted to meet specific grade and/or division curriculum expectations. For specific details for your grade level, please email us at education@rvcc.ca.

Energy Themed Educational Programs

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Get Energy Wise

Grade Levels: Grade 1 to Grade 12

Length of program: Full Day (9:30am - 2:00pm, with time for lunch)

Offered: Year round


We all consume energy daily, from when we’re at home, school, and even on the road. In the process, more and more energy is being wasted. Join the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre in practicing energy conservation: save electricity and water, reduce, reuse, recycle, and constantly strive to conserve energy. Let’s Get Energy Wise! 


Please note: This is a general overview of our Get Energy Wise program. This program is adapted to meet specific grade and/or division curriculum expectations. For specific details for your grade level, please email us at education@rvcc.ca.

How to find us:

1749 Meadowvale Road

Toronto, Ontario M1B 5W8

Canada


Map to the centre

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre offers a variety of educational programs for students of all ages. We offer a natural integration of ecological understanding, conservation awareness, hands-on involvement, expression through the arts, and interactive activities. Our dedicated volunteer team of biologists, botanists and ecologists have been providing educational programs since 1995 to much acclaim from educators. Students, teachers and parents have participated in fun-filled activities that promote a better understanding of our urban wilderness, and of the great natural and cultural heritage preserved in the Rouge Valley.


All our educational programs integrate the Science and Technology Life Systems curriculum links as according to the age/grade levels indicated.


Please note: The summary of each program included is a general overview. Each program is adapted to meet specific grade and/or division expectations. For specific details on a particular program for your grade level, please email us at education@rvcc.ca. If there is a particular topic that you are interested in and can’t find it here, let us know and we can tailor a program to your specific needs.

Climate Change

Grade Levels: Grade 6 to Grade 10

Length of program: Full Day (9:30am - 2:00pm, with time for lunch)

Offered: late-April to October


Learn about the factors behind climate change, and how humans are contributing to the once naturally stable process of global warming. In the morning, take part in our Global Warming hike, where you’ll be able to learn about and observe the impact of climate change on a variety of organisms in the Rouge. During the second half of the day, enter our indoor classroom to take part in interactive experiments and educational group activities that will help you discover how to deal with climate change.


Please note: This is a general overview of our Climate Change program. This program is adapted to meet specific grade and/or division curriculum expectations. For specific details for your grade level, please email us at education@rvcc.ca.

Energy is Everywhere:
Energy Conservation & Energy
in Nature Walk


Grade Levels: Grade 1 to Grade 8

Length of program: Full Day (9:30am - 2:00pm, with time for lunch)

Offered: late-April to October


All living organisms require energy to live and function.  How can we relate energy in nature with the energy we use every day? First, learn about the role of energy in our lives. Then, explore the ecosystems of Rouge Valley and compare energy in different perspectives. Witness the various forms of energy present in nature and learn how plants and animals obtain and use them.


Please note: This is a general overview of our Energy is Everywhere program. This program is adapted to meet specific grade and/or division curriculum expectations. For specific details for your grade level, please email us at education@rvcc.ca.

Booking Information:


For more information or to schedule a visit to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre:

Email: education@rvcc.ca

Phone: 416-282-8265


Program Cost:

  1. -$10 per student

  2. -No charge for adult supervisors and teachers

  3. -Prices subject to change without notice

  4. -Minimum 15 students

  5. -Groups larger than 30 can be accommodated however an extra surcharge may be added. Call or email for more information.


Transportation - consider bringing your classes to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre by public transit. The flexible schedule and low cost provide a great alternative to taking a school bus.


Booking/Cancellation Policy:

We require two weeks notice to cancel a booking otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the total program cost will be applied. (Cancellations due to inclement weather will not be subject to a cancellation fee). We reserve the right to cancel a program if we feel the weather or trail conditions are unsafe.


Weather Conditions:

The majority of our program activities are held OUTDOORS and run rain, shine, cold or snow, unless in extreme weather. Students must be fully prepared for outdoor activities and any type of weather (rain gear, snow gear, sunscreen, hat, water).


Outdoor Attire:

Children and adults MUST be fully prepared for outdoor activities when visiting the RVCC.


IN SPRING & SUMMER:

Dress in layers and cover all extremities in cool weather. Hats and sunscreen are important in spring and summer. Long pants and closed shoes with socks will help to protect from brushing against poison ivy and thorny bushes. Bring plenty of water as well to prevent dehydration. Wear proper hiking footwear, especially in spring, as trails can be muddy.


IN WINTER:

Dress in layers. Bring hats, mitts, gloves, scarves, ear muffs, etc, to cover all extremities. Proper winter boots and wool socks should be worn as well as water/wind-proof jackets & snow pants. Wool and technical fabric work best for outdoor activities, as they work to wick away moisture and keep heat in. Cotton can hold the cold air, sweat and water next to the skin and highly increases the chance of frostbite and hypothermia. Hydration and sunscreen are just as important in winter as in summer!


When walking in the wilderness, remember that it is full of plants and animals and we are walking through their homes! Take only photographs, leave only footprints!

From February 2018 to December 2018, ask about our subsidy for school groups from priority areas
generously provided by TD Friends of the Environment.

To qualify for a subsidy for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre Educational Programs, a class must:


- be from a school in a priority area/model school

  1. -book a full-day visit

  2. -have less than 30 students attending the field trip

  3. -visit the RVCC between February 2018 and December 2018


For more information or to enquire about your eligibility for a subsidy, please call us at 416-282-8265 or email education@rvcc.ca






Generous support provided by TD Friends of the Environment.