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School Programs, 2002-2003

Come and cultivate learning and fun...

School Programs, 2002-2003

Discover life on the farm as students explore its seasonal cycles, make apple cider, bake bread, see farm technology at work, and experience the sights, smells and sounds of our barns. Our programs are designed to stimulate multiple intelligences as they bring to life your curricula in science and technology, and social studies. Come visit the museum that is also a modern working farm—right in the heart of the city!

In developing our 2002-2003 school programs for the Canada Agriculture Museum, we've ensured that programs are directly linked to school curricula — including the new Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum, the "Programme des programmes" for Québec, as well as the Pan-Canadian Curriculum. Our programs are designed to extend and enrich the classroom experience, giving your students a great opportunity for active, hands-on learning.

School Programs 2002-2003 - Descriptions

Programs are available weekdays from September to June and are scheduled between 8:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Duration is generally 90 minutes. Some programs can be shortened to suit your requirements. Our festival days are packed with hands-on activity stations. Book a morning or an afternoon, 9 a.m. to noon, or noon to 3 p.m. All of our educators are experts in adjusting the content to the level of your class.

We require the following ratios for student supervision when visiting the Canada Agriculture Museum. During your program, Museum Educators will encourage teachers and accompanying adults to participate and assist with programs. Remember, the Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with the miracle of new life and the potential hazards of large animals and working machinery. Supervision during free time or with an independent visit is essential to creating a safe and fun atmosphere at the Museum.

Elementary (K-8)6:1
Secondary (9 and up)10:1

Teachers and supervisors are expected to remain with their students at all times. Teachers are welcome to preview the Museum at any time at no cost by presenting proof of their teaching status at the Museum entrance.

Regular School Programs
$3 per student
Special School Programs and Festivals
$4 per student

All accompanying adults are admitted free-of-charge for programs up to and including Grade 3. A maximum of 6 accompanying teachers and volunteers are admitted free for Grades 4 and up. Maximum group size varies according to the program. Minimum group size is 16 except for Bread programs where it is 12.

A minimum fee of $48 per group will be charged. Payment may be made in advance or on arrival, by cash or cheque made payable to the Canada Agriculture Museum. For cancellations, please give us as much advance notice as possible. A $20 cancellation fee will apply if programs are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.

Independent Visits:
JK to Grade 9: $2 per student
Grade 10 to OAC: $2 per student

Adults free for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3
One free adult admission per five students for Grades 4 to 9,and one adult free per ten students for Grades 10 to OAC.

Consult the listing of programs and make your selection. Reserve as early as possible to avoid disappointment—we recommend a minimum of one month in advance.

Three Ways To Request a Program
By Phone 613 991-3053
By Fax 613 993-7923
By Mail School Programs
Canada Agriculture Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3

Confirmation of your scheduled program will be sent by mail. For all school programs (excluding independent visits), a Museum educator will call to help plan your visit. Arrange any schedule requirements and special student needs at this time. Prepare your students for the program using the pre-visit package that will be mailed to you.

How to find us
The Canada Agriculture Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm at Prince of Wales Drive and Experimental Farm Drive. School bus drop off and pickup is located in the parking lot south of the traffic circle, off Prince of Wales Drive. All buses must use this entrance. Parking is free.

Please consult the Canada Agriculture Museum's School Programs Map for more information by clicking on this link.

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