A morning discovery walk through Gairloch Gardens will allow students to observe and identify the differences between natural and human-made shelters and structures. Students will consider the strength and stability of these structures, and explore their environmental impact through building makeshift shelters out of natural materials in the Gardens. In the afternoon, students will work individually to create model structures of their own design out of clay.
The Arts (Visual Arts); Science and Technology (Understanding Structures and Mechanisms)
Programs are available weekdays throughout the academic year. Oakville Galleries can regularly accommodate bookings for two groups or a total of 60 students at once—three groups of up to 85 students can be booked with advance notice. Early booking is encouraged. There is a minimum registration of 25 students per group (or the equivalent registration fee) to secure a registration for your school.
To book a program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.844.4402 x26. Programs should be booked at least three weeks in advance. To request a booking, teachers should include the total expected number of students, grade level(s), school name, school address, program title, and three preferred dates for the program.
Once booked, you will receive a confirmation form for your booking outlining the number of groups and estimated fees, along with a field trip kit and a map of where to find us.
Schools are required to provide one adult supervisor (teacher or parent volunteer) for every 10 children. There are no fees for adults to participate.