Outreach & Field Trip Programs - Grade 2
1. Outreach (In-School) Programs
Grade 2 - Waterworks - 1.5 hrs
* Air and Water in the Environment
* Properties of Liquids and Solids
* Growth and Changes in Animals
Hands-on learning activities offer Grade 2 students the chance to investigate the importance of water. Experiments explore the characteristics and uses of water, and how it interacts with other liquids and solids. Students assess how they, their families, and society influence water quality, allowing them to plan actions towards better future water quality. Grade 2’s also discover how other animals need and adapt to the water in their environment. Students may also investigate water in the natural environment around their school.
Download: Pre-visit Package - Grade 2
Cost per Grade 2 or 3 in-class presentation is $5 per student (HST included),
payable at time of presentation. Class size is limited to no more than
30 students per presentation. A $25.00 deductible, non-refundable
booking fee is required for administration purposes at time of booking.
2. In-Park (Field Trip) Programs
Waterworks offers Grade 2 classes a choice between two 90 minute (half-day) field trips. These two options (A and B) may also be combined into a 3 hour (full-day) field trip.
- Air and Water in the Environment
- Properties of Liquids and Solids
- Growth and Changes in Animals
Option A lets students experiment with the special characteristics of water, and learn how these properties influence the environment and the lives of animals. Students investigate how animals adapt to life in an aquatic environment. Students explore the pond and creek environments around Willow Park. During the last part of the session, students determine how their actions, and the actions of their families, and communities, affect local water quality. Willow Park staff and volunteers will help students plan some simple actions that can help local water.
Option B involves students in a more detailed study of Willow Park’s pond and Silver Creek. Students will test the physical and chemical characteristics of the water in both habitats, and examine some of the animal inhabitants. Students participate in demonstrations, measuring how much water they and their families use in their daily lives, and compare the effectiveness of different water conservation methods. Willow Park staff and volunteers will help students plan some simple actions that can help local water.Cost per 90 minute session is $8.00 per student, HST included. Class size is limited to no more than 25 students per class. Willow Park Ecology Centre can present programs to two classes per morning, afternoon, or full-day session.