Back to school at Bronte Creek

How do you fit a whole 682 ha park into a classroom?

Package it up into one of our many hands-on, activity-based school programs!

Located in Oakville, Bronte Creek Provincial Park now offers a suite of in-school programs that complement our in-park education programs. Let our staff take your group on a journey of discovery as you explore topics such as Victorian heritage, species at risk, biodiversity, and much more!

Programs available

The following programs can be taken as stand-alone options or paired together to extend the learning experience:

Bronte Creek exploration: Take learning to the next level by experiencing nature and history first-hand. A visit to Bronte Creek provides opportunities for students to participate in place-based learning, explore the local landscape, and re-connect with nature.

Let our staff take your class on an adventure of discovery in our natural oasis in the heart of an urban landscape.

Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek

Naturalist in the classroom: This is an opportunity for our staff to connect students with nature and history at your school. Choose from a wide variety of curriculum-linked programs that bring learning alive at your site.

Our curriculum-linked programs are available to schools within a one-hour drive of Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

naturalist in the classroom

Nature-gone-digital: Outside of our school catchment zone? Not to worry; we offer videoconferencing programs that allow Bronte Creek staff to join your students in the classroom digitally!

Connect your students with a park naturalist to prepare for your upcoming field trip, check in and discuss your post-program projects, ask questions, or have a staff-led program presented remotely through our videoconferencing option. This is a great way to extend your program throughout your school year and enhance your current lessons to include local resources.

Bronte Creek playbarn in winter

Please note: In-school and video-conferencing programs are currently free of charge, but are subject to change. Our in-park programs have a reservation fee and park entry fee, including a Daily Vehicle permit ($62.50 per school bus).

Connect with us

A Bronte Creek naturalist is waiting to connect with you to organize a one-of-a-kind experience for your class.

To make your reservation, call our school bookings line at 905-827-6911 (ext. 231) or email our booking coordinator.

For more information about the programs we offer at the park, in your school or digitally, check out our website.

Connect with other parks offering Discovery School Programs

Discovery Rangers are available at numerous locations across the province to deliver school programs in our parks, in your classroom or schoolyard, and via videoconference.

Designed to enrich and extend the K-12 Ontario Science and Social Studies Curricula, our school programs provide first-hand experiences that promote inquiry, problem solving, active learning, and responsible citizenship by connecting students directly with Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage.

To inquire about Discovery School Programs available in your community email us.