Programs Offered at NREC

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[Primary]  [Gr.1] [Gr.2] [Gr.3]  [Gr.4] [Gr.5]  [Gr.6]  [Junior High] [Senior High]
[Sparks/ Beavers]  [Cubs] [Brownies]  [Girl Guides]  [Scouts] [Pathfinders 
Primary Level Programs
Coming Home Safe Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are seasonal)
Program
Description: 
What do you do if you find yourself lost? Coming Home Safe introduces how to explore the outdoors safely and what to do if you ever find yourself lost in the woods. This hands-on program has the students building a brush shelter with natural materials and practicing hands-on skills. More Details.
Wildlife Trek Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  2 to 3 hours
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
Wildlife Trek is a hands-on program designed for young students to experience and explore nature. The program involves an indoor discussion and presentation on the wildlife of Nova Scotia, the basic needs of living things, the seasons, and life cycles followed by a nature hike. More Details.
Grade 1 Level Programs
Coming Home Safe Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are seasonal)
Program
Description: 
What do you do if you find yourself lost? Coming Home Safe introduces how to explore the outdoors safely and what to do if you ever find yourself lost in the woods. This hands-on program has the students building a brush shelter with natural materials and practicing hands-on skills. More Details.
Wildlife Trek Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  2 to 3 hours
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
Wildlife Trek is a hands-on program designed for young students to experience and explore nature. The program involves an indoor discussion and presentation on the wildlife of Nova Scotia, the basic needs of living things, the seasons, and life cycles followed by a nature hike. More Details.
Grade 2 Level Programs
Amazing Insects Book Me!
Grade Level:  2
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  April - September
Program
Description: 
Students will explore the fascinating world of insects by investigating both a field and a wetland while learning about the life cycles of a variety of insects. This hands-on program is designed to get students exploring their surroundings with hands-on exploration including critter dipping. More Details.
Coming Home Safe Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are seasonal)
Program
Description: 
What do you do if you find yourself lost? Coming Home Safe introduces how to explore the outdoors safely and what to do if you ever find yourself lost in the woods. This hands-on program has the students building a brush shelter with natural materials and practicing hands-on skills. More Details.
Wildlife Trek Book Me!
Grade Level:  P, 1, 2
Duration:  2 to 3 hours
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
Wildlife Trek is a hands-on program designed for young students to experience and explore nature. The program involves an indoor discussion and presentation on the wildlife of Nova Scotia, the basic needs of living things, the seasons, and life cycles followed by a nature hike. More Details.
Grade 3 Level Programs
Nature of Soils Book Me!
Grade Level:  3,4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
The program is designed to introduce Grade 3 and 4 students to the ecological importance of soils through an indoor soil experiment and an outdoor guided hike exploring the importance of soil in nature. More Details.
New Forest: Next Generation Book Me!
Grade Level:  3, 4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  April to October
Program
Description: 
“New Forest, Next Generation” is a program designed to help Grade 3 and 4 students understand how forests are regenerated in Nova Scotia. The program involves both indoor and outdoor activities. More Details.
Grade 4 Level Programs
Exploring Habitats Book Me!
Grade Level:  4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are seasonal)
Program
Description: 
Students will investigate the characteristics and inhabitants of several habitats including a field, forest and wetland. Students will be “Jr. Biologists” as they work in teams to collect data on these habitats and record their findings. More Details.
Nature of Soils Book Me!
Grade Level:  3,4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
The program is designed to introduce Grade 3 and 4 students to the ecological importance of soils through an indoor soil experiment and an outdoor guided hike exploring the importance of soil in nature. More Details.
New Forest: Next Generation Book Me!
Grade Level:  3, 4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  April to October
Program
Description: 
“New Forest, Next Generation” is a program designed to help Grade 3 and 4 students understand how forests are regenerated in Nova Scotia. The program involves both indoor and outdoor activities. More Details.
Pioneer Life Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
This program is designed to introduce Grade 4 students to what life would be like in a logging camp in the early 1900's. Students will study pioneer life and use pioneer tools. More Details.
Rocks and Minerals Book Me!
Grade Level:  4
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
"Rocks and Minerals" is a program designed to engage students in the exciting world of geology. Students will learn to classify different types of rocks and minerals through a hands-on activity and guided hike. More Details.
Wetland Wonders Book Me!
Grade Level:  4
Duration:  2 - 3 hours
Offered:  April - September
Program
Description: 
This program is designed for students to better understand the ecological importance of wetlands in Nova Scotia. The program involves an indoor presentation on wetlands and an outdoor wetland survey. More Details.
Wilderness Survival Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are weather dependant)
Program
Description: 
"Wilderness Survival: Junior" is an introductory course on the basics of wilderness survival: emergency shelter building, fire making and signalling. Students learn through indoor and outdoor group activities and constructing their own brush shelters and fires. More Details.
Grade 5 Level Programs
Pioneer Life Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
This program is designed to introduce Grade 4 students to what life would be like in a logging camp in the early 1900's. Students will study pioneer life and use pioneer tools. More Details.
Wilderness Survival Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are weather dependant)
Program
Description: 
"Wilderness Survival: Junior" is an introductory course on the basics of wilderness survival: emergency shelter building, fire making and signalling. Students learn through indoor and outdoor group activities and constructing their own brush shelters and fires. More Details.
Grade 6 Level Programs
Wilderness Survival Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are weather dependant)
Program
Description: 
"Wilderness Survival: Junior" is an introductory course on the basics of wilderness survival: emergency shelter building, fire making and signalling. Students learn through indoor and outdoor group activities and constructing their own brush shelters and fires. More Details.
Wildlife Biodiversity Book Me!
Grade Level:  6
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
The McCurdy woodland will provide students with the opportunity to explore and discuss three ecosystems. The hands-on program allows students to explore and identify a variety of species, including classification and an introduction to physical and behavioral adaptations. More Details.
Junior High Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity Book Me!
Grade Level:  7 - 12
Duration:  4 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
This program is intende to help students understand the concept of an ecosystem and the relationships and interconnections that exist in a forest ecosytem. The students will be able to describe what an ecosystem is and its importance. At the completion o More Details.
National Forest Week Book Me!
Grade Level: 
Duration:  1 hour
Offered:  May 1 to May 7
Program
Description: 
Forestry in Nova Scotia More Details.
Navigating Nature: GPS and Geocaching Book Me!
Grade Level:  7 - 12
Duration:  2.5 - 3 hours
Offered:  Year round
Program
Description: 
This course will introduce students to the history and application of GPS, followed by hands-on use of GPS units in the McCurdy Woodlot. Program content and language will be adapted for age-appropriateness. More Details.
Wilderness Survival Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are weather dependant)
Program
Description: 
"Wilderness Survival: Junior" is an introductory course on the basics of wilderness survival: emergency shelter building, fire making and signalling. Students learn through indoor and outdoor group activities and constructing their own brush shelters and fires. More Details.
Senior High Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity Book Me!
Grade Level:  7 - 12
Duration:  4 hours
Offered:  September to June
Program
Description: 
This program is intende to help students understand the concept of an ecosystem and the relationships and interconnections that exist in a forest ecosytem. The students will be able to describe what an ecosystem is and its importance. At the completion o More Details.
Navigating Nature: GPS and Geocaching Book Me!
Grade Level:  7 - 12
Duration:  2.5 - 3 hours
Offered:  Year round
Program
Description: 
This course will introduce students to the history and application of GPS, followed by hands-on use of GPS units in the McCurdy Woodlot. Program content and language will be adapted for age-appropriateness. More Details.
Wilderness Survival Book Me!
Grade Level:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration:  3 hours
Offered:  Year-round (some activities are weather dependant)
Program
Description: 
"Wilderness Survival: Junior" is an introductory course on the basics of wilderness survival: emergency shelter building, fire making and signalling. Students learn through indoor and outdoor group activities and constructing their own brush shelters and fires. More Details.
Sparks/Beaver Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Brownie Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Cub Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Girl Guide Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Scout Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.
Pathfinder Level Programs
Chaswood Educational Woodlot Book Me!
Grade Level:  all
Duration:  Usually a weekend, but length depends on the group
Offered:  Year-round
Program
Description: 
The lodge in the Chaswood woodlot offers rustic accommodations for community or school groups interested in outdoor adventure, fun, and learning. More Details.