332 Road 3 W, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5     519.733.4034     Email: questions@jackminer.com

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332 Road 3 W, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5     519.733.4034     Email: questions@jackminer.com

2024 Field Trip Information

Delivered to
2,400+
Students!

Insured!

Evacuation Plan
in Use!

Delivered to 2,400+ Students!

Insured!

Evacuation Plan in Use!

Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary Education Programs are developed by Ontario Certified Teachers and designed to inspire wonder and engage learning, while meeting provincial curriculum standards. Our outdoor, nature-based STEAM education programs compliment and enhance classroom learning by providing students with hands-on activities and practical experiences to apply and extend their knowledge. The Life Systems Series focuses on the interconnection between living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) things, the relationship between humans and the environment, and the impacts of human activities on habitats and ecosystems. Each program also comes with supplementary activities and achievement charts for teachers to assess student learning upon return to the classroom. 

* Teachers and chaperones are FREE

I Am a Field Naturalist

Learning Goal

Assess the importance of a healthy environment for living and non-living things, and the responsibilities of humans in contributing to a healthy environment. 

Strand

Life Systems: Exploring and Understanding Concepts

Specific Expectations

Grade 1 Science: B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B2.6 

Grade 2 Science: B1.2, B2.1, B2.5 

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

Wild About Birds

Learning Goal

Assess ways in which animals have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which human activities have an impact on animals and the places where they live.

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts 

Specific Expectations

Grade 1 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.2, B2.3 

Grade 2 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.5 

Grade 4 Science: B1.1, B2.4, B2.5, B2.6 

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

Plant Postcards from Kennedy Woods

Learning Goal

Describe the basic needs of plants, and the ways in which plants, animals, and humans depend on each other. Assess ways in which plants are beneficial to society and the environment. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts 

Specific Expectations

Grade 3 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.8 

Grade 4 Science: B1.1, B2.1, B2.2 

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

Who Lives Here? Why Here? Why Care?

Learning Goal

Describe interrelations and interdependencies among organisms. Assess impacts of human activities on habitats and analyse actions for minimizing negative impacts & enhancing positive ones. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts 

Specific Expectations

Grade 2 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.5 

Grade 3 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.8 

Grade 4 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2 

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

$6

/student

$120

flate rate for less than 20 students

Connecting with the Land

Learning Goal

Analyse impacts of various social and environmental factors, human activities, and technologies on human health. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World 

Specific Expectations

Grade 5 Science: B1.1, B1.2 

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

Bioblitz: Species Inventory

Learning Goal

Assess the importance of biodiversity and describe ways of protecting biodiversity. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts

Specific Expectations

Grade 6 Science: B1.1, B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4 

Grade 7 Science: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4 

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

Sustainability: What’s your Perspective?

Learning Goal

Assess the impact of human activities and technologies on the environment and analyse ways to mitigate negative impacts and contribute to environmental sustainability. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts 

Specific Expectations

Grade 7 Science: B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.8 

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

Go with the Flow

Learning Goal

Assess water quality, aquatic ecosystems, and the impact of human activities on aquatic ecosystems, and the sustainability of water resources. 

Strand

Life Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World, Exploring & Understanding Concepts 

Earth & Space Systems: Relating Science & Technology to Our Changing World 

Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems & Human Activity 

Specific Expectations

Grade 6 Science: B1.1, B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4 

Grade 7 Science: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4, B2.7, B2.8 

Grade 8 Science: E1.1, E1.3, E2.2, E2.3, E2.6 

SNC1D: B1.1, B2.1, B2.2 

SNC1P: B1.1, B2.1, B2.5 

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

Intro to Orienteering

Program Details

The sport of orienteering involves navigating with a compass and traveling by foot to a series of checkpoints indicated on a map. Our new outdoor curriculum-based program, Intro to Orienteering, is developed by Ontario Certified Teachers, and designed to encourage physical activity, teach spatial awareness, and promote nature-based learning. It teaches students the basics of navigation, how to read nature’s signs, and other wayfinding skills, such as map reading, pacing, and route planning. After some practice, students put their skills to the test in team competition—our 400+ acre Sanctuary serves as the playing field. Come try a growing mentally and physically engaging sport that challenges both the brain and body; leave with invaluable survival skills that could save a life!

Curriculum Expectations

PPL1O, PPL2O, PPL3O, PPL4O
Living Skills: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
Active Living: A1.1, A2.1, A3.1

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

$12

/student

$240

flate rate for less than 20 students

Naturalist Package

At Colasanti's:

Approx.
30-40 minutes

Seed Planting Class

Involving little ones in the care of plants helps to inspire a love of nature and a sense of accomplishment as they watch their seeds sprout into beautiful plants. First students glue cat or bat embellishments to popsicle sticks which will be secured in their potted plant. Next, students will learn how to properly plant their seeds and care for a cat grass plant at home.

*If cared for properly, cat grass can grow as large as what we have pictured.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Petting Farm

​Our petting farm is home to a variety of animal species that include mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. This self-guided activity is a learning opportunity as students can compare the physical and behavioural characteristics of different types of animals.

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

Approx.
30-40 minutes

Approx. 30-40 minutes

At Jack Miner's:

Approx.
30-40 minutes

Historical Tour

Jack Miner—once known as one of the world’s greatest naturalists, and recognized by many as the father of conservation in North America—established his Sanctuary in 1904 as a safe place for migratory birds during their Spring and Fall migrations. Unlock the past in a guided tour of Jack’s historical home and Museum, and discover the legacy of “Wild Goose Jack”.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Bird Study

Our grounds provide sanctuary for many species of migratory birds, including the mallards, wood ducks, and the Canada Goose! Learn about bird adaptations through hands on activities, participate in a bird field study, and end the experience by getting up close and personal with our permanent resident birds during a feeding.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Approx.
30-40 minutes

* Teachers and chaperones are FREE admission to activity areas.

* If chaperones or staff would like to participate in the planting activity, they can be added to the invoice for $4.43+tax/person.

$190

flate rate for
19 or fewer students

$10

per student for
19 or fewer students

Add-On Options
One donut and one cup of peach drink:
$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

$190

flate rate for
19 or fewer students

$10

per student for
19 or fewer students

Add-On Options
One donut and one cup of peach drink:
$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

Adventure Package

At Colasanti's:

Approx.
30-40 minutes

Mini Golf

Put your putting skills to the test! Our 18 hole mini-golf course is surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Complete with koi fish, red-eared slider turtles, sand traps and water fountains.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Petting Farm

​Our petting farm is home to a variety of animal species that include mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. This self-guided activity is a learning opportunity as students can compare the physical and behavioural characteristics of different types of animals.

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Approx.
30-40 minutes

At Jack Miner's:

Approx.
30-40 minutes

Historical Tour

Jack Miner—once known as one of the world’s greatest naturalists, and recognized by many as the father of conservation in North America—established his Sanctuary in 1904 as a safe place for migratory birds during their Spring and Fall migrations. Unlock the past in a guided tour of Jack’s historical home and Museum, and discover the legacy of “Wild Goose Jack”.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Intro to Orienteering

Orienteering involves navigating with a compass and traveling by foot to a series of checkpoints indicated on a map. Learn the basics of orienteering and try your hand at this growing mentally and physically engaging sport that challenges brain and body.

Approx. 30-40 minutes

Approx.
30-40 minutes

* Teachers and chaperones are FREE admission to activity areas.

$190

flate rate for
19 or fewer students

$10

per student for
19 or fewer students

Add-On Options
One donut and one cup of peach drink:
$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

$190

flate rate for
19 or fewer students

$10

per student for
19 or fewer students

Add-On Options
One donut and one cup of peach drink:
$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

Thank you to the Town of Kingsville for their support of Jack Miner Education Programming