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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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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.

Additional Info

  • Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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)

    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