School Yard Programming
Programming available Tuesday – Friday
May 16 to June 22, 2023
Conservation Sudbury’s Outdoor Environmental Education team offers schoolyard programs for schools within the City of Greater Sudbury!
JK/SK – Kinder Discover
Meet Gus who dreams he is a tree and get to know some new tree friends in your schoolyard. Explore your schoolyard using your senses on a scavenger hunt and play some animal-themed games.
Grade 1 – A Season of Change
Explore the signs of the seasons in your schoolyard – games and a scavenger hunt will help you to notice and learn about how plants and animals change with the seasons.
Grade 2 – Creatures Grow and Change
Hear the story of Eggbert the Dragonfly and explore how insects grow and change. Look for signs of insect life in your schoolyard, and what parts of their life cycle you can find there!
Grade 3 – Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt!
Discover the composition of soils in different areas of your schoolyard. Role play parts of the food chain in an active game that explores soil’s importance.
Grade 4 – At Home in the Habitat
Explore the community that calls your schoolyard home through a habitat study. An active game explores how habitats can affect animal populations.
Grade 5 – Changing Climate
Role play how Greenhouse Gases work to warm the planet and consider where they come from and how they affect us. Explore some ways to help reduce Climate Change.
Grade 6 – Diversity of Living Things
Explore the Biodiversity in your schoolyard and play an active game that considers how habitat loss and fragmentation can affect animal populations.
Grade 7 – The Web of Life
Explore the web in your schoolyard. What are the biotic and abiotic components of your schoolyard ecosystem? Play an active Predator-Prey game to see how populations interact and affect each other.
Grade 8 – World of Water
Explore different surfaces in your schoolyard to see where run-off may occur and how this can affect our watershed and ultimately all of the creatures who live in it.