School Yard Programming

Programming available Tuesday – Friday
September 22 to November 17, 2023

*Fall programming is fully booked up for 2023. To be added to the waiting list please email

School Yard Programs2023 Booking Form


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.