Cataraqui Conservation offers quality outdoor and environmental education programs for preschool aged children (2.5 to 5 years old) and for home learners and children ages 6 to 11. Both programs take place at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston and allow children a chance to make friends and feel at home in the beautiful forest, field and wetland spaces of the Conservation Area. Our teachers have over 30 years combined experience teaching preschool to adult-aged learners in outdoor education settings. They enjoy working with children and passing on their love and extensive knowledge of nature and the outdoors. All staff have current first aid and CPR certification.

children learning in a forest

Early Learners - Ages 2.5 to 5

The Early Learners program is for preschool children ages 2.5 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Throughout the program participants will experience a connection to nature through hands-on, immersive opportunities. The Program fosters a strong connection to nature by using our head, heart and hands. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the seasonal changes and connect with the land at a pace that feels right to them.

COVID-19 Update: Cataraqui Conservation has protocols in place for the health and safety of staff and participants. Programs take place outside to allow for physical distancing and all activity equipment will be packed for each child so they are not sharing. Participants (child or caregiver) are asked to please do a self screening before coming to the program. If you are unwell please contact the office and do not come to the program. Thank you.

Location:

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (north of Hwy. 401 on Division St.) in Kingston

Time & Dates:

  • 10:00 to 11:30 am
  • Spring Block 1 & 2: Wednesday Mornings - SOLD OUT
  • Spring Block 1: Thursday Mornings - Registration has Closed
  • Spring Block 2: Thursday Mornings May 19, 26, June 2 & 9

Fees:

The program for Early Learners is $32 per child – $8 x 4 visits. Once the program has started there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify Cataraqui Conservation five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before the block start date.

Registration: Closed.

 

Home Learners & Children ages 6 to 11

Our Nature Program for children ages 6 to 11 encourage participants to explore the wild spaces of Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and lean about nature and conservation. Throughout the program participants will experience a connection to nature through hands-on, immersive opportunities. The Program fosters a strong connection to nature by using our head, heart and hands. Children will have the opportunity to experience seasonal changes and connect with the land at a pace that feels right to them.

COVID-19 Update: Cataraqui Conservation has protocols in place for the health and safety of staff and participants. Programs take place outside to allow for physical distancing and all activity equipment will be packed for each child so they are not sharing. Parents/guardians are asked to stay with their child during the program, it will not be a drop-off program. If you are in the same COVID-19 bubble as another participant/family one guardian can look after both families. Participants (child or caregiver) are asked to please do a self screening before coming to the program. If you are unwell please contact the office and do not come to the program. Thank you.

Location:

Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (north of Hwy. 401 on Division St.) in Kingston

Dates:

  • 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday afternoons
  • Spring Block 1: Registration has closed
  • Spring Block 2: May 18, 25, June 1 & 8

Fees:

The Nature Program for Home Learners and children ages 6 to 11 is $32 per child ($8 x 4 visits). Price includes tax and registration is required. Registration is for the full program, all three visits. Once the program has started, there are no refunds. To qualify for a refund you must notify the Cataraqui Conservation five business days (Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) before the program start date.

Registration: Closed.