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Baxter Educational Programming

At Baxter, we strive to provide students with a strong understanding of our natural world, how it functions and how we, as humans, fit into it. All our programs are interactive and experiential to provide students with a “hands-on” approach to learning about natural science in our “Ecology Lab.” If you don’t see a program that meets your group’s objectives, please give us a call — and our Interpreters will create one for you!

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Grade

Season

Knee High Navigation

Knee High Navigation

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.

K, 1, 2, 3
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Navigation

Navigation

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.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Orienteering

Orienteering

Give your students the chance to lose themselves in the ways of map and compass work! Students will learn the basics of how to properly use a map and compass and will practice these skills while navigating through orienteering courses of varying difficulties.

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Educational Programming Costs

  • 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 Foley Mountain 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.

    Camping (programming not included)

    $6 per night per student
    $75 minimum fee for the group

Contact Us

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

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

Email:
info@rvca.ca

Hours:

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

Member of: conservation ontario