Environment Focused Programs

Helping Hands

Kindergarten Science and Technology
Kindergarten Physical Education
Actively learn about the different species living at Ruthven Park. Participate in a bug hunt, bird banding, and a hike through the butterfly meadow. Learn how to protect the environment and make a Toad Abode to take home!
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Program Offered: Spring & Fall
Cost: $7 per student; adults are free.

Wing Watchers

Grade 1 Science and Technology Grade 2 Science and Technology
Take flight for a day of birds, bugs, and butterflies. Become an honorary Wing Watcher and search the extensive grounds and historic house for winged creatures. Participate in bird banding, a guided nature hike, and construct your own Habitat Hotel.
Length: 2 hours
Program Offered: April – May and September – October
Cost: $7 per student; adults are free.

Ruthven Relationships: Habitats & Communities

Grade 4 – Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Explore the natural habitats and communities on Ruthven’s grounds. Learn about some
of the species at risk projects on site: snake hibernacula, bird houses, and meadow
regeneration. Weather permitting; visit our bird banding lab.
Length: 2 hours
Program Offered: Spring & Fall
Cost: $7 per student. Adults are free.

Ruthven’s Frequent Flyers

Grade 6 – Science & Technology: Flight
After a morning with our feathered friends in the banding lab, learn about the mechanics of flight. How do the birds of Ruthven fly; what allows them to glide; and how can they make the huge treks that they do?
Length: 2 hours or 5 hours
Program Offered: April – May and September – October
Cost: $7 per student/half day; or $12 per student for full day; adults are free.

Interactions in the Environment: Species at Risk

Grade 7 – Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems; Grade 7 – Physical Patterns in a Changing World & Natural Resources
Ruthven Park is home to species of flora and fauna at risk of extinction. Learn what can be done to help protect their habitat. Use GIS and GPS technology, and become a steward for the environment. Weather permitting; visit our bird banding lab.
Length: 2 hours
Program Offered: Spring & Fall
Cost: $7 per student. Adults are free.

Ecosystem Exploration

Grade 9 – Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
Come and explore Ruthven’s grounds, learn about the stewardship projects that are ongoing on site: snake hibernacula, bird banding, bird boxes, and meadow regeneration. Investigate the invasive species impacting our ecosystems. Find out what you can do to help sustain our natural resources.
Length: 2 hours
Program Offered: Spring & Fall
Cost $7 per student. Adults are free

Please note: our programs are charged per student/per program, however there is a minimum program fee of $70/half day and $140/full day

 

Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: by appointment only

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0

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