Marsh habitats are some of the most diverse ecosystems in Canada. Point Pelee's marsh is no exception. Thousands of different kinds of plants and animals make the park their home.
Kids scoping out insects collected from the marsh.
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It's time for a BioBlitz (PDF, 663 kB)
Part 1 - Life in a Great Lakes Marsh
We're going on a BioBlitz! Students will join our park interpreter in an all out hunt for life in the marsh, while participating in the national BioBlitz program. We'll scoop for insects and figure out what families they belong to, hunt for turtles, complete a breeding bird survey and even take a look at a carnivorous plant.
Part 2 - The Visitor Centre and Trip to the Tip
A park interpreter will greet your bus at the Visitor Centre for the other half of the program. You'll get a short tour of the exhibits focusing on the diorama of life in the park. Children will then move to the theatre to see the introductory film, "Keep the Songs Alive". After the film, you'll be escorted to the open air shuttle that will take you to the Tip. After a short ride, your class will be free to explore the Tip area on your own. The shuttle runs on a regular schedule, so you'll never wonder when the next one will arrive. When you return to the Visitor Centre, take time to visit the gift store and explore the Children's Discovery area, before you return to school.
How to Book
Dates offered: June 4- 27, 2012
Marsh Hike: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am -12:15 pm
Visitor Centre & Trip to the Tip: 12:30 - 2pm
Visitor Centre & Trip to the Tip: 10:00 - 11:20 am
Lunch: 11:20 am - 12 pm
Marsh Hike: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Booking your program is easy and our Visitor Services staff are here to help. Pick your preferred dates and call us at 519-322-2365 ext 0. Don't hesitate to leave a message and let us know the best time to get back to you.
What to Bring
Our programs run rain or shine so dress for the weather. The Marsh Boardwalk has limited shade so a sun hat and sunscreen are musts in June. Fortunately, there are very few mosquitoes around the Marsh in the daytime, so bug repellent is not usually required. Students are encouraged to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes that are suitable for walking distances.
Don't forget your lunch! There are great picnic facilities at the Marsh Boardwalk and around the Visitor Centre for your class to use. We challenge you and your students to bring garbage-less lunches, though all picnic areas are equipped with garbage and recycling facilities.