Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Field Institute helps educators bring the Grand Canyon to their students in a number of ways.

Dynamic Earth
Unravel the mystery of how Grand Canyon was formed. Includes exploration of a fossil bed and a hike along the rim with several stops for engaging activities focusing on the geologic history of Grand Canyon.
Grade level: 4th-6th Duration: 5 hours

Grand Canyon Rocks!Hike along the rim and discover the geologic processes that formed Grand Canyon through hands-on activities. A shorter version of Dynamic Earth that omits the fossil exploration.
Grade level: 4th-6th Duration: 2 ½ hours

Stories in Stone

Use the tools of a paleontologist to discover clues preserved in the rocks of Grand Canyon. Hunt for fossils and learn what they tell us about the history of the Canyon’s formation.
Grade level: 3rd-6th Duration: 2 hours

Life on the Edge: Explore the plant and animal life that calls Grand Canyon home. Hike along the rim and learn forest and desert ecology through hands-on activities and games.
Grade level: 3rd-5th Duration: 5 hours

Rails and Tales

Discover the people who have shaped Grand Canyon’s history. Walk through Grand Canyon Village, engage in interactive games, and learn about the changing ways people have valued the Canyon over time.
Grade level: 4th-6th Duration: 2 ½ hours

Time Travelers:
Connecting to the Past
Become an archaeologist and unearth clues about Grand Canyon’s ancient inhabitants. Participate in an archaeological “dig”, explore ancient ruins and a museum, and climb the Desert View watchtower to learn about the native peoples that shaped Grand Canyon’s ancient history.
Grade level: 4th-6th Duration: 5 hours

Smithsonian Journeys

Smithsonian Journeys
These trips focus on culture and history, are guided by the experts at various branches of the Smithsonian Museums and are operated by the top tour companies. While the American Museum of Natural History trips often have an environmental, wildlife conservation, or biology focus, many of the Smithsonian Journeys highlight historical and cultural attractions. Some of their most popular itineraries for families with children include their "Family Odyssey through Greece," "Family Adventure in Jackson Hole" which focuses on the mountain's summer delights, the "Tanzanian Family Safari," an "Alaska Coastal Wilderness Cruise for Families" and "Family Adventure in the Galapagos Islands." Here too, a portion of the fees for each tour goes to support the museum's work.

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada: Learning Experiences
During the War of 1812, Fort George served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army. These forces included British regulars, local militia, aboriginal warriors, and Runchey’s corps of freed slaves. Major General Sir Isaac Brock, “the saviour of Upper Canada” served here until his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights in October, 1812. Brock and his aide-de-camp John Macdonell were initially buried within the fort. Fort George was destroyed by American artillery fire and captured during the Battle of Fort George in May 1813. The U.S. forces used the fort as a base to invade the rest of Upper Canada, however, they were repulsed at the Battles of Stoney Creek and Beaver Dams. After a seven month occupation, the fort was retaken in December and remained in British hands for the remainder of the war. After the war, the fort was partially rebuilt, and by the 1820’s it was falling into ruins.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Educational Programs
Learning adventures at Sainte-Marie link directly with curriculum requirements, particular those for grades 3, 6 and 7. The contributions of Ontario's Aboriginal people, the impact of European newcomers and their explorations, the development of New France all spring to life in our half-day, full day and winter programs.

Our skilled and experienced staff teach through exploration, story-telling, lively discussion, comparisons, and hands on activities. They like kids: they love history and their mission is to connect your class to the past in a spirit of discovery and fun. Call us. We are ready to help.

Epcot® Educational Tours

Epcot® Educational Tours

Behind The Seeds at Epcot®
Unearth secrets of the green thumbs responsible for the famous Disney greenhouses at The Land.

The UnDISCOVERed Future World
See how Walt Disney's desire to improve the world for the future led to the development of Epcot®.

Seas Aqua Tour
Jump into an amazing aqua adventure as you explore The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium from above and within the water.

Epcot® DiveQuest
Dive into the SCUBA adventure of a lifetime in an underwater wonderland so captivating, it could only come from Disney.

Dolphins in Depth
Meet and greet the most rascally residents of The Seas with Nemo & Friends up close and personal as you wade in amongst them!

Around the World at Epcot®
Roll into the future of personal transportation when you hop aboard a Segway® Personal Transporter on this outdoor tour.

Casa Loma

Casa Loma's Specially Designed Tour for Primary and Secondary Schools
Experience the turn-of-the-century elegance of Casa Loma with a personally guided tour. Learn about the history, architecture, decorative arts and the ongoing restoration program of this unique Toronto landmark with the Curatorial staff as they take you through Toronto's "house on the hill".
Set young imaginations soaring as they journey back to a bygone era to explore the magic and wonder of a medieval- style castle. Towers, a tunnel, secret passageways and beautiful gardens are all part of the adventure that awaits you !

During your visit to Casa Loma you and your students will explore one of Toronto's premier historic landmarks and learn about a truly remarkable Canadian who made significant contributions to the development of the City.

CN Tower

CN Tower: Educational Programs
More than Canada's most famous man-made landmark, the CN Tower is also an exciting learning environment. When you bring your students to the CN Tower, the world's tallest building and free-standing structure becomes the world's highest classroom. There are lessons taught here that can be applied to a wide variety of subjects including:

* Media Studies
* Science
* Engineering
* Civics
* Communication
* Physics
* Construction Technology

During their visit to the CN Tower students benefit from activities specially designed for:
*Grades 5-8
*Grades 9-10
*Grades 11-12

Ontario Science Centre: Facing Mars

The Ontario Science Centre offers a large variety of curriculum connected learning experiences for students.

Disney Youth Education Programs

Disney Y.E.S. Programs
Your students can swirl through G-force motion to test the laws of physics, meet people and experience what life is like on the other side of the globe, and check out all kinds of careers from business to acting. They research the world of animals in a real, working science laboratory and in the field, test their skills in the art of animation, and so much more! Your group will remember and build upon these hands-on adventures for years to come.

Arts and Humanities
Arts & Humanities programs offer fun and informative explorations in the wonderful worlds of culture, animation and theater.
Leadership & Careers
Life Management programs help your students explore careers in leadership, business and nature studies.
Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences programs give your students an opportunity to understand some of the animal care and management issues that scientists face at the Walt Disney World® Resort and around the world.
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences programs let your students see and understand the science behind some of their favorite Disney attractions.

Willowgrove Outdoor Education Centre

Willowgrove Outdoor Education Centre has an excellent variety of programs and the facility to provide for all these learning opportunities. Our staff would love to share their knowledge and give your students a hands-on learning experience. We will plan a program that meets your needs.
For over 28 years, the Outdoor Education Centre at Willowgrove has welcomed students from all over the GTA to our various programs. We are excited about the opportunity of introducing your students to an agricultural experience or to challenging them in our climbing gym or low ropes course.

Bring your class for a full day or half day of fun and learning. Whether it be an agricultural field trip or an outdoor learning experience, we are able to provide a program to fulfill your curriculum needs. All programs are linked to the Ontario Curriculum. Programs are adaptable to your grade level and to the specific focus of your unit of study. Our flexibility allows the length and content of the program to be modified to suit the needs of your students.

Programs include but are not limited to
- A program to develop your students leadership skills or provide them with an opportunity to participate in team building activities?
- A program that will teach your students about farm animals, pumpkins, planting or harvesting?
- A program to teach your students about orienteering, map reading, survival, trees, Pioneers or Native Studies?

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs...
Stream Study
Plants & Seeds
Apple Orchard Tour
Corn Maze
Snow Study
Map Reading
The Food Chain
Pioneer Ways
Native Studies
A Day in the Life of a Farmer
Pumpkin Patch
Low Ropes
Climbing Gym

Impact Educational Tours

Impact Educational Tours was founded by tour guides and is now owned by First Choice Student Travel - making it part of the largest travel group on the planet. When you travel with Impact Educational Tours, you are travelling with one of the most experienced teams of student travel professionals in North America.

We service school groups, Scouts, Cadets Canada, sports teams, leisure clubs and anyone who wants to combine travel with learning. Each trip is customized and designed with the groups' particular interests and needs in mind. We can take you anywhere you want to go... as long as it is on Earth and human beings can breathe there.

Destinations include but are not limited to the following:
Our nation's capital city is an exceptional destination for any school group to visit, but is particularly appropriate for classes studying native culture, confederation, civics, and international issues. Parliament Hill, national museums and galleries, and recreational activities galore make Ottawa a surprisingly exciting destination.

Quebec City
The charm and character of Quebec City makes it one of the most popular destinations for school groups. Of particular interest to French immersion classes, it is also appropriate for classes studying New France, The Seven Years War, aboriginal culture, or the French language. Quebec City and the surrounding region has much to offer in the way of historically, culturally, and geographically significant sites.

Washington D.C.
The capital city of the United States is impressive. The Smithsonian Institute's museums are famous around the world, and the White House, Washington Memorial, and Capitol Building are powerful American symbols. Students of American history, military history, and science will find Washington the ideal destination.


Located in Vaughan, ON Reptilla is a reptile zoo that is specifically designed to provide an educational, interactive, and entertaining experience with reptiles. The large, naturalistic exhibits are designed to suite the needs of each species and provide visitors with a look into the environments where each species may be found. Live demonstrations, feedings, and meet the keeper events provide hands on experiences for all visitors.

Educational Programs - Reptilia's educational programs are written to suit curriculum guidelines to ensure that the lesson given is compliant with provincial standards. Our programs are directly linked to the topics the students are learning in the classroom. Reptilia staff also conduct workshops for teachers to provide them with additional background knowledge needed to teach science in the classroom.

Our educational programs are hands on investigations of reptiles and amphibians and how they relate to the world in which they live. There are over 10,000 species of Reptiles and Amphibians in the world and the number of newly described species increases every day. These animals live in almost every biotic region on Earth and are extremely successful. Along with this incredible amount of diversity comes a bewildering world of biological wonders just waiting to be discovered by a young, inquisitive mind. Reptilia can reveal that world to your students. We teach students about themselves and the world around them using fascinating animals that will hold their attention and keep them interested in learning.

Environmental Education at the Edge of Algonquin Park

Northern Edge Algonquin

Ecological thought meets Action when we give students one-of-a-kind learning that combines theory with practical hands-on experiences in designing and creating environmental projects. Ontario Schools are inspired to develop their own projects once they return to their communities.

Activities at the Edge have included developing ecological policies and procedures, conducting environmental assessments, facility design, trail development, rehabilitation and gardening, designing rooftop gardens, implementing ecologically appropriate practices, orienteering, nature interpretation, and Council of All Beings; an experience where environmental elements speak through mask-wearing student participants.

Northern Edge Algonquin, our off-the-grid environmental school in Ontario, has been receiving national and international attention for its ecological design and operation and we often make trips to schools to teach about our environmental practices.