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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Insect Study

Put on your detective’s hat and investigate some incredible insects. Students use nets and containers to collect as many different creatures as they can. Learn about what makes an insect an insect, how they have adapted to their environment, and what makes them so special to the natural world. This program compliments Pond Ecology and the two go well together as a full day of program.

Additional Info

  • Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Season: Spring, Summer

Educational Programming Costs

  • Half Day Program

    $150 per group
    (maximum 30 students) 
    (90 minutes with an RVCA instructor)

    Full Day Program

    $225 per group
    (maximum 30 students) 
    (two 90 minutes with an RVCA instructor)


    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

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

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


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

Member of: conservation ontario