Outdoor Education: Participant Information
We're thrilled your child will be participating in outdoor learning with us. We place a great deal of emphasis on creating a positive experience in a natural setting. You can support these efforts by ensuring participants are prepared for their learning experience. Please see the information below and on the reverse of this page to learn more about expectations and preparation for the day.
Gearing up for Outdoor Learning
As every season will bring a range of conditions – week-to-week and day-to-day – we make every effort to help prepare for a great day of learning outdoors. It is important that participants are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities and will remain comfortable regardless of the weather conditions. Please check the daily weather forecast for specific conditions.
Visitors who require an EpiPen®:
We request all participants that have known allergies and regularly carry an EpiPen® to please bring ONE in-date EpiPen® for their outdoor experience.
We are Nut-Sensitive:
To support our efforts, please do not send any peanuts, nuts and/or products containing peanuts/nuts.
We promote “Boomerang Lunches and Snacks":
In an effort to reduce waste, please send your child's food in reusable containers, where possible. Please be aware that any uneaten food and/or packaging will be sent home – that's the boomerang part.
Be Tick Smart
Ticks are a part of nature and may be found throughout our watershed. They're more likely to be found in forests, tall grasses, bushes and wet areas with lots of leaf litter. But they can also be carried by birds, raccoons and other animals, meaning they can end up in your backyard too.
Lyme disease is an illness spread through the bite of a black-legged tick - also known as a deer tick - that's infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.
Not all ticks are black-legged ticks, and not all ticks are infected with the bacteria, so not all tick bites spread Lyme disease.
With a little preparation, you can always enjoy the outdoors! Take a look at this video and these nature explorers will teach you how to enjoy the outdoors safely.