Heritage Services Programs

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Heritage Services offers children's programs and offsite programs and activities for all ages. Delivered by skilled and engaging staff, our programs offer a memorable heritage experience and a fascinating look at the world around us. Heritage Services staff can work with you to bring a program or activity to your school, community centre, seniors’ centre or other venue.


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Pond Study

Dive in and learn all about the exciting life found in a pond. Using dip nets and buckets students are given an up-close and personal experience collecting and studying pond life. Students will learn about the pond while discovering frogs, tadpoles, crayfish, water bugs and much more.

Offered: Spring 2017
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Halton Region Museum
Curriculum connections:
Grade 1 - Understanding life systems: needs and characteristics of living things.
Grade 2 - Understanding life systems: growth and changes in animals.
Grade 4 - Life systems: habitats and communities

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Escarpment Discoveries

Discover the geology and natural habitats of the Niagara Escarpment first-hand on a guided nature hike. Beautiful look-outs, an optional outdoor lunch break and a stop for fossil identification in the abandoned Robertson quarry are all part of the experience.

Offered: Spring 2017
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Kelso Conservation Area
Curriculum connections:
Grade 4 - Earth and space systems

  • Rocks, minerals and erosion
  • Life systems
  • Habitats and communities

OFFSITE PROGRAMS

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Halton's History: A Presentation

This presentation provides an introduction to the heritage of Halton region. Themes include history of the land, industry and people.

Offered: Spring 2017
Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Recommended for: seniors groups, newcomer associations, community centres, high school history classes


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Puzzling Pieces

Get the chance to handle real artifacts from our collection.  After examining all the artifacts, we'll quiz you on what you learned. This presentation is great for facilitating discussion!

Offered: Spring 2017
Duration: 30 minutes – 1 hour
Recommended for:  seniors centres, newcomers associations, elementary and high school classes and, learning centres


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Museum on the Move

We pack the artifacts, you get to borrow them. Kits can be an assortment of early 19th century artifacts and customised around themes including; cooking, learning and writing. We include guides explaining how to use the kits.

Offered: Spring 2017
Duration: Kits are loaned out for one week
Recommended for: seniors centres, elementary and high school classes,  and learning centres