Grade 4 programs

FI = Programs available in French for French Immersion Schools
MP = Maximum number of participants for a half day program
Blue = curriculum connection

Below are curriculum topics and a list of our programs that connect to some or all of the expectations

Habitats and Communities


Birds (Grades JK – 4, 6,7) FI
What makes birds unique? Learn where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Feed the winter Chickadees.
(All year)

Trees (Grades JK, 1, 3, 4, 6) FI
Trees play an important role in our lives. Learn about forest ecology, fruits, seeds and tree life cycles.
(All year)

Amazing Animals (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6) FI
Uncover the differences between the animal groups. Wildlife native to the Arboretum will be emphasized.
(All year)

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Animal Tracks and Signs (Grades 1, 3, 4, 6, 7) FI
Become a nature detective and learn to interpret the signs animals leave behind.
(All year)

Urban Wildlife (Grades 1- 4, 6, 7) FI
Explore nature in the city. Learn about the uniqueness of urban dwellers and how they have adapted to city life.
(All year)

Habitats (Grades 1,3, 4, 6, 7) FI
What is a habitat and why is it such a significant ecological concept? Learn about the four basic needs of all living things.
(All year)

Winter Survival (Grades 1- 4) FI
Uncover through a mix of discussion and activities, animal survival techniques.
(December-February)

Insects (Grades JK – 2, 4) FI
Examine and compare fascinating insects in different habitats.
(Mid-may to November)

Pond Life (Grades JK - 3, 4, 6, 7) FI MP = 60
Study life above and below the surface of the pond.
(April to November)

Ecology Games (Grades 4, 6, 7) FI
Play a variety of games and learn that everything plays an important role in nature.
(All year)

Who Gives a Hoot (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6) FI
Find out about the owl species of the Humber River Valley and explore their habitats.
(September to February)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7) FI
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February to March)

Plants (Grades 3,4,6) FI MP = 30
Learn about the importance of plants in our world and discover the variety of plants in the forests and meadows of the Arboretum.
(Mid-may to Early September)

Monarchs and Milkweed(Grade 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
While learning about general plant characteristics students will better understand how the Milkweed plant, Monarch caterpillars only food source, acts as a habitat for a community of interacting insects. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the characteristics, life cycles, and behaviours of Monarch butterflies
(June - August)

Pollinators (Grade 1-4, 6, 7, 9-12)
Are you aware of the many ways that humans rely on pollinators? Come to the Arboretum to see a diversity of pollinators and find out how and why we should act to protect them!

Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals (Grade 4) MP = 30
Participate in classifying rocks and minerals. Search for Geological materials at the Centre.
(Mid-may to November)

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Light and Sound

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

DANCE: Creating and Presenting

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Daily Physical Activity


Tobogganing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of toboggans and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Snowshoeing (Grades All) FI MP = 30
Discover the historical importance of snowshoes and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Ecology Games (Grades 4, 6, 7) FI
Play a variety of games and learn that everything plays an important role in nature.
(All year)






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