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The Little Bonnechere River is an ideal destination for school trips that blend natural and cultural heritage education with outdoor active play.

girl making pinch pot


kids looking at woodland vegetation with interpreter

2017 Dates: May 23 to June 16
Cost: $260/class

To book: email us or call 613-757-2103 and ask about School Trips.

We will help you plan a day of experiential outdoor activities based on a wide variety of themes and topics, including:

• Time-travel along the FIT Trail
• Play turtle tag
• Role-play the parts of a tree
• Still-hunt like the First Nation people
• See and touch life-size models of Ontario at-risk turtles
• Learn how to help save turtles and birds
• Listen to bird calls of at-risk species
• Excavate an archaeological square
• Screen soil for artifacts
• See, touch and repair artifacts
• Make a pioneer lantern
• Play pioneer games
• Leave a message on the chalk-talk board
• Visit the Book Tree: Take a book, leave a book, read a book!

Download the 2017 Guide to School Programs

Footprints in Time
Designed to Move
Prehistoric Pots
Bird Habitat
Bird Migration
Bird Habitat Scan
Turtle Habitat
Turtle Survival - What are the Odds?
Turtles and the Ecosystem
Archaeology 101
Pioneer Chores and Games
Pioneer Lights


9:30 am
Arrive at Bonnechere Provincial Park

9:45 am to Noon
Interpretive outdoor program including running, seeking and sensory games, and role-playing activities featuring the natural and cultural heritage of the Ottawa Valley.

Picnic lunch

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A second experiential program OR recreation time on the beach including games and swimming (schools must provide lifeguards).

2:45 pm
Depart for home

Modified programming and indoor facilities are available in the event of inclement weather.
Bus transportation to Bonnechere is the responsibility of the school.




Dear Mr. Fraser

This archeology dig was the best. My favourite parts were putting the plate made of paper back together, cleaning the artefacts that other kids found and digging for the artefacts. I was surprised to hear that the bath tub they used was still in the house that the Lafleur's lived in.

Thank you for letting me have the best field trip ever! If I would get another chance to go I would definitely to because it was the best!!

Thanks, Kathryn

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