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School programs have concluded for 2013. See you next year!
Check out our Student Art Contest!
School programs have always been a large part of spring activities at Swan Haven. Hundreds of school children make the trip with their classes to participate in activities and games, to give them some hands-on learning in a spectacular outdoor classroom. Each year interpreters receive school groups between grades 2 and 6, and a child visiting year after year learns something new each time.
- Why bring my class to Swan Haven?
- Who can book school programs?
- Where do school programs take place?
- When can I bring my class?
- Registration & curriculum packages
- Student Art Contest
- Contact us
Students are treated to the sights and sounds of spring, complemented by fun activities geared towards appreciating and understanding the spring migration of swans and other birds as they reset and feed at M'Clintock Bay. The hands-on learning provided by Swan Haven Interpreters engages students in learning about birds and their habitat.
Teachers can be bring classes from grades 2 to 6 in either French
or English. Classes can combine with a close grade to share a bus.
The Wildlife Viewing Program has worked with teachers to develop activities that follow the curriculum guidelines of these grades. Ideally, a student would return to Swan Haven year after year, always learning something new about swans and other waterbirds.
All interpretive programs during April take place at Swan Haven Interpretation Centre at M'Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake - about 40 km south of Whitehorse.
Interpretive school programs run during the last 3 weeks of April on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The morning and afternoon time slots allow enough time for students to return to Whitehorse for the end of school. Special times may be accommodated for school travelling from the Communities, including Atlin, Skagway, and Haines. Once the schedule is full, no new times will be available. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Check the table below for updated available time slots.
Morning: 9:45 am - 12 noon | Afternoon session: 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
|Time slots available for class bookings.|
(White boxes are AVAILABLE dates) Updated April 29, 2013
- 2013 Registration Form 96 KB
Instructions: The registration form may be submitted by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fax to (867) 393-6263, or mail to Wildlife Viewing Program, V5-N
- Curriculum packages:
- Swan Haven Birding Passport 140 KB
About the Student Art Contest
The 2013 contest is now closed to submissions.
Thank you for all the great entries.
|Who?||Grade 2 to 6 Students|
|Where?||Art will be displayed at the Swan Haven Interpretation Centre during the month of April.|
|When?||Entry deadline is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013|
Teachers can submit their students' original wildlife themed artto the Wildlife Viewing Program.
Drop off: 10 Burns Road
Interoffice Mail: V-5N
Regular Post: Box 2703 (V-5A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6
Each piece must include the following info on the back: Student's full name, school name, grade, and teacher's name
The art can be in a variety of forms from painting to drawing, batik to sculpture.
The top 10 entries will be chosen by visitors to Swan Haven in April. Winners receive great prizes and their art will be displayed at the Canada Games Centre during the month of May.
Contact Wildlife Viewing
Government of Yukon
Box 2703 (V-5N)