School and Adult Group Education
Pinery offers a wide range of popular educational and volunteer programs focusing on themes of Pinery's natural and human history and resource management programs.
Group education programs are available in
late April and May. Contact
(519) 243 – 8545 for more information.
During the summer months (July and August) the park offers a wide variety
of daily scheduled Summer Interpretive Programs (free of charge) to all park visitors. Download the Pinery
Park Activity Schedule (pdf) for more information.
All programs conducted by the Natural Heritage Education staff are between 1 and 1 1/2 hours in length. Highly qualified park naturalists deliver programs that can be modified to fit the participants' needs and interests. School programs are curriculum-based.
All programs are subject to the availability of staff and groups must register in advance. Please keep in mind that we require at least 2 weeks notice for program bookings. For more information, or to book a program, please call
Adult Group Education Programs
There are many programs available to adult groups visiting
Pinery Provincial Park. Excellent park naturalists can deliver interesting programs
about flora and fauna, resource management issues, and many of the parks features.
Programs can often be tailored to meet the specific objectives of your group's
outing. Please call the Visitor Centre for more information: (519) 243 - 8545.
( Any Grade)
Participants will discover how forest fires are friendly forces in maintaining the park's rare Oak Savanna.
Sand Dune Succession
(Grade 9 to Adult)
Participants explore the changing plant and animal community as they travel from the lakeshore to the oak savanna, observing Pinery's dune formation.
White-tail Deer Ecology
Participants will explore a trail with a naturalist to discover the fascinating adaptations of Pinery's largest wild mammal.
Dune Grass Planting
(Grade 6 to Adult)
Participants will discover the adaptations of marram grass and its role in the sand
dune ecosystem. They will also plant dune grass to restore a dune area. Only available
in late fall due to requirement of dormancy of Marram Grass.
Visitor Centre Tour
Participants will tour the Visitor Centre and explore the interactive and live animal displays. A video to be shown in the theatre may also be selected.
Changing Seasons Walk
(Grade Preschool to Five)
Students will explore one of Pinery's hiking trails with a naturalist. The seasonal changes in plants and animals will be discovered through observation and activities.
Participants will explore forest ecology with a naturalist along a wooded trail. Discover how trees function and why they are able to live longer than any other living thing in Pinery.