705-748-6324 ext 100 info@hfhc.ca

Educational Experiences

Elementary Programs


Elementary Programs

Full Day Programming

[ Request an Education Field Trip for your class ]

Be sure to check out our Virtual Lesson Series and resources!

Or book a Live Q & A with one of our educators.


The HFHC offers full day programming for students that link directly up to the NEW Science and Technology curriculum with cross-curricular connections to Literacy and Health & Phys.Ed.

Throughout the day students will partake in a variety of hands-on activities, games and discussions that link up to specific expectations.

  • $10 per student (HST incl.)
  • Teachers and parents can visit for free on the day of the trip
  • Students are to arrive at 10AM and depart at 2PM
  • They are asked to bring their own nut-free, litterless lunch and snacks
  • Students are also asked to come dressed for the weather as several of our activities take place outside

For more information, please send us an email


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Curriculum-Linked Field Trips


Explore shapes and patterns and where to find them in nature through a variety of activites, games, crafts and animal encounters.

Grade 1

Discover how the needs of Canadian wildlife differ between species and how animals change daily and seasonally through a day of hands-on, interactive learning.

Grade 2

What makes animals unique? Explore how animals grow and change over time and what remarkable adaptations they have to live in their environments.

Grade 3

From seed to flower, plants are fascinating. Learn how plants and wildlife depend on each other through a variety of activities, games and stories.

Grade 4

Through a variety of hand-on experiences, explore the many habitats and communities across Canada while learning about the importance of a healthy habitat.

Grade 5

Through a series of hands-on activities, games and animal interactions, learn about conservation and our roles in keeping the Earth healthy.

Grade 6

Invading species are one of the greatest threats to Ontario’s biodiversity. Discover the impact of such species on our local waterways & forests with a focus on ways to help stop the spread.

Grade 7

Ecosystems are in a constant state of change. Examine how humans play a role in these environmental interactions through a variety of hands-on investigations.

Grade 8

Discover how your favourite fishing spot is part of a much larger water system.  Investigate the importance of water through a variety of intriguing activities.

Virtual Lessons

Want to learn more? Book a FREE, live, Virtual Question and Answer session with one of our educators – info@hfhc.ca.

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HFHC's Fascinating Facts: Ice Fishing



What Participants are Saying

“The OFAH was a very informative and educational field trip. The employees were supportive and compassionate towards our students, especially those with special needs. I highly recommend this trip, as do our students!”

Sarah M.

St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School (Gr. 2-4) , Peterborough, ON

“An educator from our board recommended it to me and I love the value it had to the students! As it was my first year as a primary teacher teaching this grade you added value and great memories for this age group and assisted to make their learning fun, engaging and develop connections to nature and conservation that they need! Thank you! It was a trip I would love to do again next year! Thank you for your time, energy and enthusiasm for what you do and the time you take with others, nature and children!”

Christine B.

Susanna Moodie Elementary School (Gr. 1 & 2) , Belleville, ON

“We had a great day at OFAH Heritage Centre! My Grade 8’s said they learned so much and loved the variety of activities!”

Lorie W.

Chemon Public School (Gr. 8), Bridgenorth, ON

Contact Us

1-800-263-OFAH (6324) ext. 100

Admission $5 (18+) - under 18 FREE

OFAH Conservation Centre

PO Box 2800
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 8L5

Visiting Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am to 4pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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Education Field Trip Request Form

Please fill out the form below to request an education field trip to our centre. Once you have submitted your request one of our team members will be in touch in 1-3 business days.