Marsh School

Welcome to Marsh School! Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre has been providing outdoor experiential learning focused on the natural world, conservation and environmental stewardship since 1969.

Our educational programs are developed and facilitated by fully trained and experienced Outdoor Educators. The staff & volunteers of Wye Marsh are a team of enthusiastic Naturalists who are excited to share their knowledge while you gain the many benefits associated with participating in outdoor physical activities.

Join us this fall for full day and part-day classes!

  • Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm from September 23 to October15 

  • Thursdays 9:30am-3:30pm from September 24 to October16

  • Fridays 9:30am-3:30pm from September 25 to October17

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About Marsh School

We at Wye Marsh understand that these are difficult times to navigate. Let us help you this school year! We will provide Nature-based programming for your child in small groups, while enjoying the benefits of learning in an outdoor natural environment. Your child will benefit from our knowledgeable naturalists, as well as the added attention and safety of being part of a small cohort of children.

Our programs are nature based where children will gain skills and understanding in:

  • Ecological Systems
  • Wilderness Adventure Skills:
  • Mindfulness
  • Ontario’s Native Reptiles and Raptors
  • Nature Engineering Challenges
  • And so much more…

Students will learn by doing and have their learning enhanced by exploring natural spaces and using natural materials. Participants will experience the great outdoors by being outside as much as possible, where there’s room to be active and have fun.

How do we sign up?

  • Sign up for either Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays 
  • Must sign up for full 4-week session and pre-pay to ensure marsh students stay within the same cohort for health & safety precautions. 
  • Please pay via the PayPal links below, you will then be redirected to enter your camper's information. 
  • Private sessions are available. If you already have a group of children who have a good connection with each other, you can request a Private session for your group.

Wednesdays - September 23 - October 14 from 12:30pm-2:30pm

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Maximum 8 students per cohort. 
$25.00+ HST/ session. Students must register for all 4 sessions. 

September 23:
Pond Dippers
September 30:
Woodland Wonderers
October 7:
We Say “Thanks”
October 14:
Magical Me



Thursdays - September 24- October 15 from 9:30am-3:30pm

Students in grades 1-6. Maximum 8 students per cohort.
$60.00+ HST/ session. Students must register for all 4 sessions. 

September 24:
Wetland Wonderers

October 1:
Woodland Wonderland

October 8:
Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

October 15:
Marsh Survivor Challenge



Fridays - September 25- October 16 from 9:30am-3:30pm

Students grades 1-6. Maximum 8 students per cohort.
$60.00+ HST/ session. Students must register for all 4 sessions. 

September 25:
Wetland Watercolours

October 2:
Tales and Trails

October 9:
Jr. Citizen Scientists

October 16:
Things That Go Hoo in the Night




What can I expect at Marsh School?

  • Maximum of 8 participants per cohort
  • Everyone will following Ontario Government COVID-19 guidelines
  • All participants will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces and when physical distancing is not possible, and will follow proper hygiene protocols
  • All participants will go through a COVID screening process each day before they will be allowed to join
  • All shared spaces, equipment and tools will be cleaned and disinfected between users

Are masks required?

Yes. Masks are required when indoors at all times, and outdoors where social distancing is not possible. 
Masks will not be required outdoors where social distancing is possible. 

When is Marsh School available?

  • Marsh School runs part-day programs on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm.
  • Marsh School runs full-day programs on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am-3:30pm

What ages can attend Marsh School?

Marsh School Full Day programming is for children in grades 1-6, and Part Day sessions are for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3.