Our Primary School Programs accommodate various grade levels, needs, and are designed to be a springboard for action and understanding and strive to be relevant to learners so that they can connect to the natural world through their head, heart and hands. Our facilities include a heated Nature Centre with washrooms and 532 hectares of mixed forest, fields, pond and wetlands. There are 11 km of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing.

children pond dipping with nets


Programs take place at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, 7 km north of Hwy. 401 in Brockville on Debruge Road.


All programs are two hours in length and are available mornings and afternoons. The start and end times are flexible to adapt to schedules. We encourage full day visits where you and your class can take in two education programs or can partner with other teachers/classes.

Program Dates:

Programs are not available at this time due to COVID-19.


  • $6 per student attending all half day programs at our Conservation Areas
  • Minimum $108 fee applies to all groups
  • Cataraqui Conservation will invoice the teacher/school/group after your visit

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Cancellation Policy:

A minimum of seven (7) working days notice is required for cancellation to allow us time to contact groups from our waiting list. If we are notified of the cancellation less than seven working days in advance of the scheduled visit, a cancellation fee of $50.00 will be charged.

Education staff will make contact by 7:00 a.m. the morning of your trip if we need to adapt or re-schedule the program in case of inclement weather or cancel due to severe weather. There will be no charge for a cancellation made due to severe weather conditions.