school trips

It's Time to Book Your School Trip
to Bonnechere Provincial Park

fit museum on a stick
2015 School Programs
Experiential Active Outdoor Play
May 25 to June 19  

Bonnechere Park is an ideal choice for school trips that connect children and educators with natural and cultural heritage and active outdoor play.

We will help you plan a day of experiential outdoor activities based on a wide variety of themes and topics, including:

* Time-travel along the FIT Trail
* Play turtle tag
* Role-play the parts of a tree
* Still-hunt like the First Nations people
* See and touch life-size models of Ontario at-risk turtles
* Learn how to help save turtles and birds
* Listen to bird calls of at-risk species
* Excavate an archaeological square
* Screen soil for artifacts
* See, touch and repair artifacts
* Learn how pioneers hunted and fished
* Make a pioneer lantern
* Play pioneer games
* Leave a message on the chalk-talk board
* Visit the Book Tree: take a book, leave a book, read a book!    
bonnechere book tree
Bonnechere Book Tree
Bring a Book, Take a Book, Read a Book   

In August 2014, the Friends of Bonnechere Parks and members of the Renfrew County Book Tree program celebrated the launch of the County's sixth book tree. Made from the trunk of a massive white pine, estimated to be about a century old, Bonnechere's Book Tree stands at the entrance to the Davenport Centre, overlooking the beach on Round Lake.

Read About the Book Tree
survivor turtle 101
Spring is Turtle Season
Saving Ontario Turtles - The 1% Challenge 

Ontario turtles have only a 1% chance of surviving to adulthood! So as you drive along our roadways in the coming months, keep an eye out for these threatened species. Visit our website to learn more about turtle habitats, life cycles and how you can help.