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Half Day Program

$175 per group
(maximum 30 students) 
(90 minutes with an RVCA instructor)

Full Day Program

$250 per group
(maximum 30 students) 
(two 90 minutes with an RVCA instructor)

Self-directed

Interested in just visiting the conservation area with your class but not booking a program? The cost is $2.50/person. This does not include the use of buildings other than access to public washrooms. To reserve facilities, contact staff. Staff must still be contacted to book a self-directed visit.

Overnight Tent Camping (accommodations only)

1-15 people - $75/night
16-30 people - $150/night
30+ people - contact for pricing
*Additional buildings also available for rent (link to facility rentals)
Take you class on an overnight adventure to our group camping area!  Plan your own activities or book our education staff to provide programming during your stay (see above for pricing).   

The outdoor environmental education program at Foley Mountain provides students with interactive, experiential, curriculum-based experiences that will help them to understand our natural world and their relationship with it. The Program can accommodate up to 60 students per day and all equipment is provided. All programs are approximately 1.5 hours in duration. Descriptions are offered as general guidelines — if there are specific objectives that you would like to accomplish, please let us know. Although grade levels are recommended for each program, these are only guidelines. Please select any desired fields to narrow your search.

In this scavenger hunt activity, students will be tasked with finding samples of insects and other living things found in the forests of Foley Mountain. Take the challenge and see who will earn the most points in this amazing race of nature discovery!

July 20, 2016

Pond Ecology

Investigate the diversity of living things found in a pond ecosystem and how they all have a role to play. Students use dip nets, basins, magnifiers, and identification keys to tally species and learn how these observations can be related to water quality and ecosystem health.

July 20, 2016

Beaver Pond Bonanza

Beavers aren’t the only critters in our pond! Using nets, basins, and fact sheets, students will get up close and personal with the animals that call the pond home. Hear stories of how these curious critters have adapted to life under water and how they fit into the food chain.

July 20, 2016

A Bug’s Life

Put on your detective’s hat and investigate some incredible insects. Students use nets and containers to collect as many different critters as they can to learn about what makes a bug a bug, how they have adapted to their environment, and what makes them so special to the natural world.

July 20, 2016

Naturally Artistic

Get inspired by nature and the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. Students will use the concepts of colour, form, shape, pattern, light and shadow to create a piece of natural art that will be photographed. They will then have the opportunity to express their experiences through writing.

July 20, 2016

GPS and Geocaching

Weave together technology, the outdoors, and physical activity! Get an introduction to GPS technology and how it can be used along with map and compass in navigation. Students will complete a mini geocaching treasure hunt.

It is never too early to learn the basics of navigation! Students try their hands at using map and compass to work their way through a mini-orienteering course.

July 20, 2016

Orienteering Part 2

Give your students a greater orienteering challenge! Take the skills learned in Orienteering Part One and build on them by learning to use bearings to navigate through the wilderness.

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Contact Us

Address:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

Phone:
613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

Email:

Hours:

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario