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2023 Field Trip Information

A field trip to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens provides active learning opportunities with the hope of inspiring others to explore and care for plants and animals. 
The content of our field trips is adapted to suit the learning stages of students from kindergarten to grade 8. 

Our team is excited to be offering a combined field trip package with Jack Miner's. Choose below what options you would like to read through, or scroll down to view them all.
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Package #1 – Available Monday to Friday

Colasanti's Exclusive field trip

Approx.

5-10 minutes

Plant Production Greenhouse

View one of our growing areas to investigate the basic needs of plants. Our staff will discuss how different varieties of plants have adapted to grow in their natural habitats which can often effect their physical characteristics and growth habits. Hear a brief explanation about how a greenhouse structure provides an ideal habitat for plants that would otherwise be impacted throughout the changing seasons in Southwestern Ontario. 

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Plant Transplanting Activity

In this activity, students will create a dot art design, with acrylic paint, on a small clay pot. They will then visit our garden center where to pick out a 2.5” tropical, sansevieria, or succulent plant. Let us show them how to transplant their selection into their painted pot and top off the small arrangement with gravel. Finally, students will receive care tips to set them up for success with their little plant at home.

Approx.

30-45 minutes

Approx.

35-45 minutes

Petting Farm Scavenger Hunt and Meet & Greet

​During this self-guided activity, students can observe different types of animals and compare their physical characteristics. While locating the animals on their scavenger hunt list they can read fun facts on habitats along the way. Enjoy a visit with one of our zookeepers and an animal friend during a 10 minute meet & greet. This is their opportunity to see a small animal up close, ask our zookeeper questions, and take photos.

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

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Package 1 Pricing

Classes of 19 or fewer students: Flat Fee Pricing $160+tax ($180.80 taxes inc.)

Classes of 20 or more students: $8.41+tax per student ($9.50 taxes inc.)
Teachers/Chaperones: FREE admission to activity areas.

*If chaperones or staff would like to participate in the planting activity, they can be added to the invoice for $8.41+tax/person.

Add-On Options

Donut & Peach Drink

One donut and one cup of peach drink:

$2.00 per person

Mini Golf

1 Round:

$2.21 per person

(2.50 taxes included)

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

Package #2 – Available Monday to Friday

Colasanti's Exclusive field trip

Approx.

35-45 minutes

Petting Farm Scavenger Hunt and Meet & Greet

​During this self-guided activity, students can observe different types of animals and compare their physical characteristics. While locating the animals on their scavenger hunt list they can read fun facts on habitats along the way. Enjoy a visit with one of our zookeepers and an animal friend during a 10 minute meet & greet. This is their opportunity to see a small animal up close, ask our zookeeper questions, and take photos.

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

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Mini Golf

Our 18 hole mini-golf course is surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Complete with koi fish, red-eared slider turtles, sand traps and water fountains.

Approx.

35-45 minutes

Package 2 Pricing

Classes of 19 or fewer students: Flat Fee Pricing $140+tax ($158.20 taxes inc.)

Classes of 20 or more students: $7.08+tax per student ($8.00 taxes inc.)
Teachers/Chaperones: FREE admission to activity areas.

Add-On Options

Donut & Peach Drink

One donut and one cup of peach drink:

$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

Production tour
A Trip to Remember
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Jack Miner & colasanti's field trip

Naturalist Package

At Colasanti's:

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Approx.

30-40 minutes

Petting Farm 

Our petting farm is home to a variety of animal species that include mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. This self-guided activity is a learning opportunity as students can compare the physical and behavioural characteristics of different types of animals.

 

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

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Seed Planting Class

Involving little ones in the care of plants helps to inspire a love of nature and a sense of accomplishment as they watch their seeds sprout into beautiful plants. First students glue cat or bat embellishments to popsicle sticks which will be secured in their potted plant. Next, students will learn how to properly plant their seeds and care for a cat grass plant at home.

*If cared for properly, cat grass can grow as large as what we have pictured.

Approx.

30-40 minutes

At Jack Miner's:

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Historical Tour

Jack Miner—once known as one of the world’s greatest naturalists, and recognized by many as the father of conservation in North America—established his Sanctuary in 1904 as a safe place for migratory birds during their Spring and Fall migrations. Unlock the past in a guided tour of Jack’s historical home and Museum, and discover the legacy of “Wild Goose Jack”.

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Bird Study

​Our grounds provide sanctuary for many species of migratory birds, including the mallards, wood ducks, and the Canada Goose! Learn about bird adaptations through hands on activities, participate in a bird field study, and end the experience by getting up close and personal with our permanent resident birds during a feeding.

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Naturalist Package Pricing

Classes of 19 or fewer students: Flat Fee Pricing $168.15+tax ($190.00 taxes inc.)

Classes of 20 or more students: $8.85+tax per student ($10.00 taxes inc.)
Teachers/Chaperones: FREE admission to activity areas.

*If chaperones or staff would like to participate in the planting activity, they can be added to the invoice for $4.43+tax/person.

Add-On Options

Donut & Peach Drink

One donut and one cup of peach drink:

$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

jack miner & colasanti's field trip

Adventure Package

At Colasanti's:

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Mini Golf

Put your putting skills to the test! Our 18 hole mini-golf course is surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Complete with koi fish, red-eared slider turtles, sand traps and water fountains.

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Petting Farm

​Our petting farm is home to a variety of animal species that include mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. This self-guided activity is a learning opportunity as students can compare the physical and behavioural characteristics of different types of animals.

*Outdoor petting farm exhibits close from Nov. 1 to early Spring.

portrait of a beige and white goat

At Jack Miner's:

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Historical Tour

Jack Miner—once known as one of the world’s greatest naturalists, and recognized by many as the father of conservation in North America—established his Sanctuary in 1904 as a safe place for migratory birds during their Spring and Fall migrations. Unlock the past in a guided tour of Jack’s historical home and Museum, and discover the legacy of “Wild Goose Jack”.

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Approx.

30-40 minutes

Intro to Orienteering

Orienteering involves navigating with a compass and traveling by foot to a series of checkpoints indicated on a map. Learn the basics of orienteering and try your hand at this growing mentally and physically engaging sport that challenges brain and body.

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Adventure Package Pricing

Classes of 19 or fewer students: Flat Fee Pricing $168.15+tax ($190.00 taxes inc.)

Classes of 20 or more students: $8.85+tax per student ($10.00 taxes inc.)
Teachers/Chaperones: FREE admission to activity areas.

Add-On Options

Donut & Peach Drink

One donut and one cup of peach drink:

$2.00 per person

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

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Birthday Parties

Restaurant Reservations & Workshops

Our current offerings for birthday parties include rented spaces in our restaurant and the possibility of also having a planting workshop. Inquire for more information and to book your party.

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