Mount Brydges – ‘Step into Nature’ and book your class for unique blending of Western Science and First Nations Traditional Ecological Knowledge outdoor programs at Longwoods Road Conservation Area and the Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum. Hear the autumn calls of the blue jays, the drumming of woodpeckers, the rustling of squirrels and chipmunks on the forest floor preparing for winter and the sounds of school children learning in the great outdoors! Sit inside a longhouse! Offered year-round, our programming is very popular especially in the fall. Students arrive from as far away as Windsor, Woodstock, Stratford and Sarnia, and as nearby as Delaware and Mount Brydges. From JK, Secondary School, College, University and English as a Second Language classes, students enjoy these special studies at Longwoods. Introduce New Canadians to our heritage and the environment in a natural setting for an experience they will never forget – outdoor learning cannot be duplicated in the classroom!
Learn about Native communities 1,000 years ago on a tour of a longhouse at Ska-Nah-Doht Village, search for creatures at the marsh, and experience a Carolinian forest – all programs are engaging, fun and directly linked to the Ontario Curriculum with a blending of programs that highlight First Nations and the environment! Seventeen different programs can be tailored to your grade level and are taught by experienced, qualified Conservation Authority staff. New programs this year: Species at Risk, Corn Husk Dolls, Treaties, Plants and Pollinators, and Legends in the Longhouse. Visit our website at https://www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca/education-programs-2/conservation-education/ and checkout all we have to offer Fall, Winter and Spring. Give us a call at 519-264-2420 or email us at [email protected] to book your class field trip.
Owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, Longwoods Road Conservation Area’s 155 acres of Carolinian forest, wetlands and ravine systems provide a variety of natural habitats to learn about the environment in the outdoors. Facilities are wheelchair accessible, including the Resource Centre / Museum, Ska-Nah-Doht Village, woodland bridges and boardwalk systems. Two hundred year old heritage log cabins offer unique teaching classrooms and shelter during the lunch time. Have a lunch at the pavilion as a treat for your students!
Don’t delay as preferred dates book fast! Visit us this fall at Longwoods Road Conservation Area and Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum, located in the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, just 6.5 km west of Delaware (half hour west of London) or 10 km east of Melbourne (one hour east of Chatham) at 8348 Middlesex County 2 (Longwoods Road), Mount Brydges. Hope to see you soon!
To Book a Field Trip Contact Agnes:
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority