Swan Haven School Programs

New programming for the new curriculum!

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 hands-on activities and games, in a spectacular outdoor classroom. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve delivers Swan Haven School Programs on behalf of Environment Yukon's Wildlife Viewing Program.




Spring 2019:

April 8th to April 30th 2019

No Cost to Yukon Students

Why Bring my class to Swan Haven?

Swan Haven is one of Yukon's incredible natural wonders. Each spring, Swan Haven (located on M'Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake) hosts a spring spectacle of migrating swans and waterbirds. Featuring the first open water in the region, the bay has many attractions for early migrants. This bay offers shallow water, access to food, good visibility, and little disturbance to waterbirds, making it a critical stopover on the long migration to northern nesting grounds!

Students are treated to the sights and sounds of a magnificent spring migration. Yukon Wildlife Preserve programmers lead students through engaging, hands-on programming that is curriculum connected.

This is an incredible opportunity to take learning out of the classroom and into our amazing back yard!

Who can book Swan Haven School Programs?

Programs are specially designed for Grades 2, 3 and 5.

To ensure a high quality experience, the maximum number of students is 48 (2 classes maximum). 

Teach another grade? We are happy to book Grade 4 classes in for the Grade 3 program, and Grade 6 or 7 classes into the Grade 5 program.

Where do Swan Haven School Programs take place?

All interpretive programs during April take place at the Swan Haven Interpretive Centre at M'Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake - about 40km south of Whitehorse.

When can I bring my class?

15 days of programming are offered between April 8, 2019 and April 30, 2019. We will do our best to arrange special timelines for schools travelling from communities outside of Whitehorse. Swan Haven programs are free to Yukon students, all you have cover is the cost of transportation!  Book early to avoid disappointment!

Morning programs: 9:30am-11:30am

Afternoon programs: 12:00pm-2:00pm

How do I book a Swan Haven School Program?

To make a booking contact Breanna at 456-7400 or email breanna@yukonwildlife.ca 

We will need the following information to make a booking:

  • Preferred dates:
  • Preferred time (morning or afternoon):
  • Your school:
  • Teacher Name(s) (if more than one class is coming, we'll need contacts for each class);
  • Email addresses (if different from the standard firstname.lastname@yesnet.yk.ca):
  • Grade(s) and class sizes:
    • We can accept two classes (not exceeding 48 students)
  • Your mode of transportation to and from the Preserve (yellow bus, white 20-24 passenger bus, personal vehicles, etc):
  • Any special needs - especially mobility related disabilities (the more we know the better experience we can provide you):
  • Do you plan on eating lunch at the Swan Haven picnic site?