Boreal Forest Guides

   Safety in the wilderness!

School Programs

School Programs:

Max 20 children per program: (Preschool 1 chaperone per 5 children,  Middle School 1 chaperone per 10 children, Junior & Senior High 1 chaperone) Rates: One Hour Program $125, Half day $250 per guide, Full Day $500 per guide. Payment is due prior to program commencement by certified cheque made out to Boreal Forest Guides, e-transfer, or Cash.

Program Choices:

Wild Boreal Waters (Tadpole and Pond Critters): Students will explore wetland plant species, benthic invertebrates, water quality, and shoreline conservation.  The results of exploration will help them to understand the importance of aquatic ecosystems. This program can be brought to the school if you do not have transportation booked.

Nature Games: Active High-energy games that help students learn as they use their senses to explore nature.  There are over 30 games in our kit and that's constantly growing. Every game has a valuable lesson  and after each round your guide will discuss the connection to biodiversity giving the students a chance to wind down before the next activity.

Wild Boreal Animals Skulls and Scat: With the help of fur, skull, track, and scat replicas, the guide will discuss the differences between predator and prey.  A skull can tell a story of what an animal ate by looking closely at the teeth and jaw.  The type of teeth and where they are set in the jaw will determine if the animal was a carnivore or herbivore.  A track tells how the animal moved in the forest. The scat confirms what the animal ate.

Hiking in the Boreal Forest: The Boreal forest has many stories to tell and Boreal Forest Guides can offer your students an outdoor classroom like no other. Explore hidden grasslands, thick forest, or a bog all in one hike.  There are many different themes to our guided hikes depending on what you would like your students to learn.  Your outdoor club might want the challenge of an overnight hike. We also offer a 30-minute walk all the way up to a 12 km half-day hike.  

Wildlife Awareness Workshop: What do you do if you run into a bear? Cougar? Wolf? Boreal Forest Guides will discuss different things for you to do if you come upon a wild animal in the forest or encounter one in your back yard! Welcome to Cold Lake!

Leave no Trace Canada: Leave No Trace is an national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.

Boreal Survival: We have a series of  classes to offer regarding Basic Survival Skills including shelter, fire crafting, rest,  water,  and food. 

Orienteering Compass: A course designed to educate people on how to use a map and compass.  The students will be able to do a basic orienteering course with the use of their map and compass by the time they are finished this program. 

Geocaching 101: An introduction to the fastest growing sport in Canada - Geocaching.  Learn the basic skills needed with GPS in order to try Geocaching.  

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