Spring has Sprung

  • Trip can be done in one of two locations: Condie Nature Refuge or Wascana Habitat Conservation Area in Regina.
  • Students will explore the changes that occur in nature in the spring including blossoms, budding trees, nest building, pond critters and animal habitats.  This is an introductory outdoor program and is highly adaptable and experience driven and will include time for outdoor play.
  • Trip can be done as follows depending on their student’s ability and grade level:
    • Condie – extended half day or half day 
    • Wascana Habitat Conservation Area – half day 
  • Condie is accessible by wheelchair or Outdoor Ed.'s cart and has a wheelchair accessible bathroom.
  • Wascana Habitat is accessible by wheelchair or Outdoor Ed.'s cart.

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - half day trip 
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - extended half & full day trip
Tracks, Scats, and Pellets
List of Common Organisms
Frog Files K-6
The Learning Circle - First Nations Resource in the Classroom
Habitat Conservation Area - A Self-Guided Tour
Condie Site Information
Wascana Marsh Site Information

 

Curriculum Connections 
 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 1

Science

LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearance and behavior.
b,f,h,i,j
 

Science

LT1.2 Analyze different ways in which plants, animals, and humans interact with various natural and constructed environments to meet their basic needs.
a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k
 

Science

OM1.1 Investigate observable characteristics and uses of natural and constructed objects and materials in their environments.
b,c,e
 

Science

SE1.1 Investigate characteristics of the five traditional external senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste) in humans and other animals.
a,e,g
 

Science

DS1.2 Inquire into the ways in which plants, animals, and humans adapt to daily and seasonal changes by changing their appearance, behavior, and/or location.
a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i
 

Social Studies

DR1.3 Demonstrate awareness of human reliance on the natural environment to meet needs and how location affects families in meeting needs and wants.
a,b,c,d,e,f
 

Social Studies

DR1.4 Recognize globes and maps as representation of the surface of the earth and distinguish land and water masses on globes and maps.
b,c
 

Phys Ed

PE1.1 Health-related Fitness Build a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health-related fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength.
c,f
 

Phys Ed

PE1.2 Active Living Examine and express what it means to live actively each day and the personal benefits of being active.
a,b,c,g
 

Phys Ed

PE1.8 Build a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participation in a variety of movement activities including:
  • Alternate environment activities and games (e.g.,snowsnakes, hiking, skating, snowshoeing, cycling, aquatics, toboganning, cross-country skiing). 
f