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GPS and Geocaching

GPS AND GEOCACHING

Learn about the rudiments of GPS technology and its uses. Prepare a GPS course and find waypoints.

Mysteries of the Night - Astronomy

MYSTERIES OF THE NIGHT - ASTRONOMY

An evening learning activity to better understanding the night sky using various technologies to star gaze.

Nature Journalling

NATURE JOURNALLING

Nature… observe, sketch, write!  Students will learn the art of nature observation either using conventional sketch pads or digital photography to capture nature in the moment which is then used as an inspiration for powerful words. Honing in on the smallest of nature’s creation, students are invited to practice nature mindfulness to find their creative inspiration. 

Quebec History

QUEBEC HISTORY

Discover the past on an early Quebec settlement through ANSC history and learn about life during 1800’s.  Find artifacts and learn of struggles of the time.  When visiting in early spring, Maple Syrup production can be part of this program. 

Native Studies

NATIVE STUDIES

Explore First Nation’s culture through experiential education.  With advanced bookings students can learn from an elder of the First Nation’s community about various topics such as aboriginal culture, celebrations, art, stories, games, etc. 

How Many Legs? - Entomology

HOW MANY LEGS? - ENTOMOLOGY

Digging, collecting, observing, and categorizing critters that live under our feet – an introduction to entomology, classification and microscopy.  A very popular activity with Cycle 2 and 3 students.

What's Under Your Feet? - Soil Survey

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR FEET? - SOIL SURVEY

Students explore the world under their feet from humus to bedrock, students will investigate the characteristics of soil.  Hike to various areas on ANSC property to learn about nature’s hand in erosion and human factors of farming, erosion and contamination, etc. to discover how these events and activities can affect soil.

 

 

Nature by Numbers

NATURE BY NUMBERS

The mathematical wonders of the natural world – estimating, counting and incredible patterns found in nature. Exploring the Fibonacci sequence mystery and ratios.  Estimating and calculating height of objects found in nature from trees to mountains.  A unique mathematical nature experience!

 

 

Water - A Matter of Life

WATER - A MATTER OF LIFE

Fresh water is essential for our species to survive and its access has become one of the world’s major issues in today’s society. How do we preserve it? How do we monitor its quality? Students will be invited to investigate water quality using scientific tools and measuring methods. 

Maple Syrup Science

MAPLE SYRUP SCIENCE

A fully functional maple syrup processing facility is on site. This traditional seasonal activity will be explored through a scientific eye mixed with native and French Canadian traditions.

Wildlife Tracking

WILDLIFE TRACKING

Though the development of keen observation skills and tools, students will learn how to collect important information on wildlife and add to our wildlife inventory of the ANSC forest. Students learn about scats, tracks, and other signs of life.  An exciting learning opportunity to discover wildlife habitats in ANSC.

Mysteries of the Water World: Pond and Stream Studies

MYSTERIES OF THE WATER WORLD:  POND AND STREAM STUDIES

Up close look at the water world and the micro-organisms that live in various water sources here at ANSC.  Using digital microscopy, underwater photography and scientific tools explore water sources and their creatures.

Let's All Get Along! - Leadership and Team Building

LET’S ALL GET ALONG! - LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Understanding group leadership and cooperative skills development is an important part of education often forgotten.  Through various icebreakers, cooperative games, consensus seeking and initiative tasks observe your group dynamics development in a gradual progression through your students stay. 

Weather Wonder

WEATHER WONDER

What makes the weather? Why is it so important for us to predict the weather? We will look at a variety of tools used to measure and predict the weather and students will be invited to build their own weather station. For high school students a look at careers in meteorology will be part of the programming. 

 

Elementary Science from Microscopes to Telescopes

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE FROM MICROSCOPES TO TELESCOPES

Yes! Technology has its place in the outdoors! Through this program students will be exploring our environment from magnifying boxes to digital microscopes, to scientific data collecting systems, to telescopes… a true and genuine scientific approach to environmental discovery through technology.

 

Rock Your World! - Geology Study

ROCK YOUR WORLD!  - GEOLOGY STUDY

Where do all these rocks come from?  From history to ecology learn the rock story.  Discover the importance of rocks and minerals to our daily life.

Environmental Awareness - Leave No Trace

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS – LEAVE NO TRACE

Through a variety of activities, students will be invited to observe, explore, sense, experience, discuss and share what their environment is all about. The Leave no Trace principles are explained throughout and sustainability will be at the heart of all discoveries and solutions put forward by all.

 

Wildlife - Who Lives Here?

WILDLIFE – WHO LIVES HERE?

An opportunity for students to discover wildlife making their home at ANSC and why.  Wildlife classification: producers, consumers and decomposers, understanding the predator and prey relationship.

Adaptations

NATURE ADAPTATIONS

Discover features that allow adaptations from flora and fauna and their habitats. Hike through various forest regions of ANSC students will make observations and collect information to draw conclusions.

 

Get Lost! - Basic Orienteering

GET LOST!  - BASIC ORIENTEERING

Discover map reading, understanding contour lines, legends, and basic compass skills. Put it all into practice on one of our three courses. Students develop a sense of independence and direction as well as team work and communication skills.

Wilderness Survival

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Through leadership training, initiative tasks and team building, students learn outdoor survival skills, sacred order of survival and techniques through experiential education and dynamic problem solving.

Guiding Principles

All of our programs include components related to leadership, nature science, environmental stewardship, outdoor education and community projects

PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER-JUNE

(Available from Monday to Friday)

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND NATURE CONNECTION


Throughout their visit, students are encouraged to observe, explore, reflect on and share what the natural environment is all about in a variety of ways. Nature connection, environmental awareness and practicing stewardship are at the heart of all our activities.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING


Leadership and cooperative skills are emphasised through initiative tasks and cooperative games, fostering community development throughout the visit.