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Real Learning Can Happen in an Outdoor Classroom This Winter

Real Learning Can Happen in an Outdoor Classroom This Winter

This winter, ditch the stuffy classrooms and fluorescent lights for snow-covered trails and a 100,000-acre learning space. Get immersed in Haliburton Forest’s winter playground on topics like forest ecology, wolf ecology and behaviour, and sustainable forestry.

Discover an outdoor classroom like no other for your students this winter. Traditionally, a four-walled room is where most learning gets done. But engaging in some of Ontario’s greatest outdoor education spaces facilitates so much more.

3 Reasons Why Haliburton Forest Should be Your Winter Outdoor Classroom

1. Resources

Haliburton Forest is abundantly prepared to get your group over its winter research hurdles. Studying nature in the heart of winter requires the best cold weather gear for you and your class. Top-of-the-line snowmobiles get you to and from your daily sites quickly and safely so you’re not exposed to the elements more than needed. Your group of 12 or more can even snowshoe the trails to observe sustainable forestry practices or wildlife.

2. Ease of Access

Fully customize your group trip to Haliburton Forest this winter, right down to the meals. Enjoy the option of maximizing your days out in the forest and coming back to warm meals prepared for you each night. Or, continue your group learning and bonding experience through making your own meals together in our holiday units. Don’t forget: there are also other options to stay right in Haliburton County. Enjoy the comforts of Stouffer Mills B&B, Sunny Rock B&B, Oakview Lodge, Ogopogo Resort and Safe Haven Resort.


3. Customize Your Curriculum

Add some adrenaline to the mix with the the thrill of a dog sledding tour. Let our Siberian Huskies do the work as they pull you across over 300 km of pristine trails through the 100,000 acres of snow-draped forest. Or take in the breathtaking outdoors while you ice fish on 1 of 100 lakes in the area. Zip to your forest research area in style in a top-of-the-line snowmobile. And unwind after long days of studying in the outdoors with the comforting amenities Haliburton Forest has to offer. Come back to the cozy Cookhouse Restaurant for a hearty meal at the end of a long day. You can also find unique and one of a kind gifts at the Wood Shop to take back for family and friends. You can even design and purchase a custom paddle for yourself or the canoe enthusiast in your life.

Ditch the traditional and beaten path to make your own this winter at Haliburton Forest. Embrace the greatest outdoor classroom provided by nature for centuries and take a look at our school outdoor education programs.

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