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Course Description

Weeks 1-8 are now full. 

Please email register@uoguelph.ca if you would like to add your child(children) to the wait list for Week 8.  

Our Exploring Nature Outdoor Learning Program (OLP) is a learning program for children 4 to 8 years old that runs for two months in the Summer (July and August).   The program is led by our Registered Early Childhood Educators and Ontario Certified Teachers and follows an inquiry-based approach to learning in the outdoors. 

Children walking down path through woods

 

Learning Outcomes

Time spent learning in nature has been shown to have dramatic benefits for children's social, psychological and physical functioning.  Through this learning program, we aim to help children develop a lasting and meaningful relationship with nature that will help them become stewards of the environment.

As the outdoor environment provides a rich place for exploration and learning, there are many opportunities for connections to the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum for the primary grades, which could include understanding life systems, understanding structures and mechanisms, understanding matter and energy, and understanding earth and space systems. The focus of the programming will include daily exploration both inside and outside with intentionally planned experiences that will support the children's learning.

Please view the Weekly Program Plan for our Summer 2020 offerings.

Ladybug on child's thumb

Note:

Hours of Operation

Drop Off - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Programming - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pick Up - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Additional Program Information

Children will bring their own litterless, nut-free lunches and snacks on a daily basis and must come dressed for the weather.  More detailed program information will be sent out to the registrants through email before the program starts.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be issued if cancellation is received at least 2 months prior to start date.

Contact Us

For questions about the program, please contact the OLP team at outdoor@uoguelph.ca

For questions about the OpenEd registration system, please contact register@uoguelph.ca

Registration is by week.  If you would like to sign up for multiple weeks you will need to add each week separately to your cart.

 

children climbing a tree

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
July 06, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
July 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
August 10, 2020 to August 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
August 17, 2020 to August 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

Section Title
Exploring Nature - Outdoor Learning Program
Type
Educational Program
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
August 24, 2020 to August 28, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Guelph
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $260.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

In order to complete your registration the program application must be submitted.  The application will be available to you once you have logged in to the Family Portal.  

If you would like to add your child to the Wait List or need to remove your child from a section, please contact register@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

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