awareness of conservation issues and developing an appreciation for the
wonders of nature are essential to the conservation of our watershed.
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority provides a number of resources to the general public and to educators in particular. These include:
|LIBRARY||STUDY KITS||DISPLAYS||BROCHURES||CONSERVATION AREAS|
Visit the Conservation
Library at the Conservation Authority Office. Browse through our large
selection of information on nature and conservation. Books, videos, movies,
kits and more. Many items available for Free loan.
To discuss your subject area or for more information call the Conservation
Authority office at (807)344-5857. The Conservation Library is accessible
during normal office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our on-line Bibliography contains a comprehensive
list of books and reports in our office.
To discuss your subject area or for more information call the Conservation Authority office at (807)344-5857. The Conservation Library is accessible during normal office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our on-line Bibliography contains a comprehensive list of books and reports in our office.
Lake Study Kits
Study Kits to help educators plan field trips are available from Lakehead Conservation. The Kits are designed for use at the Hazelwood Lake Centre & Conservation Area, but can be used in any natural setting. Cost: $25 per kit to purchase or Free loan. Six titles are now in the series:
|Each kit contains:|
|BACKGROUND:||information about the particular subject for use by the educator in preparing lessons and conducting activities|
|ACTIVITIES:||ten or more activities ranging from crafts to field studies to games; details on appropriate grade level, time, materials, group size and step-by-step instructions are provided|
pages that link to specific activities or can be used idependently; use for data recording, follow-up exercises or evaluation purposes; free to copy
The Conservation Authority has a good selection of Exposystem panels and a variety of displays available for loan to a classroom or school library. Arrangements should be made with the Community Relations Officer at least one month prior to scheduled time. LRCA staff will assemble the display and provide support material on a limited number of topics including wetland ecology, water management, conservation and outdoor recreation. Teachers should be specific about the topic(s) they wish to cover and proposed media.
Available from the LRCA Office
Our selection of brochures may have the information you are looking for. Drop by the office or phone to inquire about the various titles, including:
Our Conservation Areas
Region Conservation Authority Annual Report
Community Trail: Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area
Lake Conservation Area and Centre
Life By The Water
|Conservation Areas & Locations for Group Outings|
HAZELWOOD LAKE CONSERVATION AREA and HAZELWOOD LAKE CENTRE:
Located at the end of
Hazelwood Drive, Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area is an excellent location
for full day activities.
for activities in all seasons. Large indoor work space available for rental.
(Advance notice required). Program Kits available. Call for more information
about specific topics.
MISSION ISLAND MARSH CONSERVATION AREA:
Located on Mission Island across the Jackknife Bridge off Walsh Street. Within the City limits and suitable for half or full day activities.
Wind off the lake can be quite cold. Students should be advised to bring
extra clothes, hats and gloves.
*Also consider the Neebing Marsh located at the mouth of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. Access to the Marsh is along the recreation pathway from 110th Street.
MILLS BLOCK AGREEMENT FOREST:
Located on John Street between Belrose Road and Mapleward Road just seven minutes west of the Expressway. Turn left into parking lot at Community Hall Road. Suitable for full day or half day activities.
Located within the City limits at the end of Balsam Street. Turn left off the Expressway and follow Balsam Street to its termination. Suitable for half day activities.
*Students must be well
supervised when near the rapids.
ACCESS PATHS ALONG THE NEEBING/MCINTYRE FLOODWAY:
Access the pathway system at the diversion structure on Ford Street and follow the suggested route outlined in the brochure. A brochure highlighting a walking tour of the Neebing/McIntyre Floodway is available from the Lakehead Conservation office.
|For directions and maps, go to the Conservation Areas page.|
|NOTES FOR FIELD TRIPS TO CONSERVATION AREAS|
Students may collect insects and other specimens for short-term observation. These should be treated with the respect due to all living things. Aquatic life should be quickly transferred to buckets or jars of water from where they are being collected. All specimens should be returned to their point of collection immediately following your studies.
No living plant material should be collected (i.e.) no picking flowers or cutting twigs.
Most of our Conservation Areas are in semi-remote areas. The school bus should remain on-site in case emergency communication is required.
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