Each program will include a mix of indoor and outdoor supporting activities that will help your group delve into the topic of your choice.
Ages 5-11: 30 minutes ($60)
Some programs can be geared towards older groups on request.
Your program package includes:
• Introductory activities to spark interest
• A live presentation facilitated by a FortWhyte Interpreter
• Q&A period
• Follow up activities for your students to expand the learning experience
When booking, please have a few dates and times prepared. If you have any questions you can call Dana Forster at (204) 989-8355 x 204.
We can come to your outdoor space to engage children and youth with the following programs. *Requirements include access to a bathroom. Our staff will practice social distancing, wear masks, and sanitize hands and program equipment regularly.
Ages 5-11: 1 hour
Cost: $150 for one program, or book a second program for $200
Capacity: 25 children maximum
Dates: April 19 – June 25
Spring, summer, fall and winter. Animals and plants are adapted to a constantly changing year. Understand how plants and animals meet their needs in the current season, and how they are already preparing for what’s next.
What is a life cycle? What is metamorphosis? Learn how the animals around us grow. Discover insects, frogs, Canada geese and other animals which are born or hatched in Manitoba each year.
Slow the Flow covers water’s importance for humans and habitats, water conservation, and Winnipeg’s drinking water source. Available for Winnipeg groups only.
Manitoba is full of magnificent mammals from north to south and east to west. Learn about some of our most popular mammals as we focus on their adaptations and behaviour and how to keep wild animals wild.
Learn about important outdoor skills that any age should know to help with the ability to cope with our harsh climate here in Manitoba. Learn about how to build a fire, how to build an emergency shelter and some important things to pack when heading out for an adventure with your family.
Reduce, reuse, recycle! Learn the ABC’s of recycling, you might be surprised about what can and can’t go in the blue bin. Plus discover ways to reduce how much waste you produce as well as tips on packing a waste-free lunch.
Orange, banana and carrot peels, oh my! Did you know all these things can be composted? Learn about the basics of composting and why it’s important. Plus, get tips on how to start composting at home or at school.
Spring, summer, fall and winter. Animals and plants are adapted to a constantly changing year. Understand how plants and animals meet their needs in the current season, and how they are already preparing for what’s next. Visit an outdoor space to discover the season around you.
Your favourite foods have stories to tell. Some have travelled from far away to reach your plate, while others may have grown closer to home. Growing more food in gardens is good for you and for the health of our planet, too. Learn about what we need to grow food in local gardens.
Wetlands come to life as you discover the plants that make them, and the animals that call them home. Find out which creatures begin their lives in the water and what changes they go through as they grow up. Learn how wetlands clean our water.
Nature can seem wonderful, surprising, and strange, thanks to the amazing ways that living things are able to survive. Students will learn how the plants and animals in Manitoba use physical and behavioural adaptations to find food, shelter, water, air and space through interactive activities and an outdoor investigation.
Are you prepared for being lost in the woods? This introductory program will teach teamwork, knowledge and basic skills around wilderness survival. Students will decide on necessary equipment in a survival kit, learn fire or water survival techniques, construct an emergency shelter on their school grounds, find direction without a compass, and signal for help in a survival situation.
Follow in thousands of years of footsteps, hearing the stories of the local First Nations, the pioneers, and the Métis. Learn about the housing and hunting techniques of these groups, including how to throw an atl atl – a spear thrower used long ago for the bison hunt. See how our own lives connect with the past, and how life on the Prairies has changed over time.