Grade 5 - Aquatic Birds: Built for Water

Spring: Up to 48 students (2 classes)
½ Day Program (2 hour program)
9:30am to 11:30am or 12:00pm (noon) to 2:00pm

Swans are the largest waterfowl in Canada, and their unique anatomy is what makes Swan Haven such an important rest stop for these magnificent birds. By exploring swan and bird anatomy, we will discover how Swan Haven is specially matched to the needs of waterfowl. In this half day program students will observe swans using spotting scopes, investigate the problems faced by migrating waterfowl and get hands-on to learn about waterfowl anatomy!  

Teachers are responsible for bus transportation to and from Swan Haven.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Multicellular organisms have organ system that enable them to survive and interact within their environment
    • Digestive, musco-skeletal, respiratory
  • Machines are devices that transfer force and energy
    • Examples of machines found in nature

How to Book

To make a booking call Breanna at 456-7400 or email

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
  • 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):