Nature Days for Homeschoolers
Join us for a day of learning and exploring the natural world at the Tiffin Centre - all ages welcome!
December 16 - Pioneer Christmas
Step back into the 1800’s for pioneer Christmas preparation at the Tiffin Centre. Learn about the art and history behind many traditions that continue today.
Depending on if you are coming for a full or half day, you'll make up to 4 different pioneer holiday ornaments:
- Sticks & Strings Stars and Snowflakes
- Tree Cookie Treasures
- Birch Paper Art Works
- Punched Tin Trimmings
Program Start Times
- Morning Program: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Lunch Break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Afternoon Program: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- All children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants aged 4 and older must register for this event (that is, purchase a ticket). For returning homeschool families, please note that parents/guardians are not required to pay this year.
- Registration closes December 14, 2016 at noon.
- To register online (CREDIT CARD only), please select the appropriate ticket above and follow the instructions.
- To register in person (CREDIT CARD, DEBIT or CASH), please visit the NVCA Administration Centre located at 8195 8th Line, Essa, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (directions).
- To register by phone (CREDIT CARD only), please call 705-424-1479.
Is a paper ticket required for this event?
No, a paper ticket is not necessary!
What is the refund policy?
Refunds can be issued until the close of registration. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Is there any food for purchase at the Tiffin Centre?
For those eating lunch at the Tiffin Centre, please note that there is no food available here for purchase. We also ask participants to be mindful of our litterless lunch policy and deposit any food-related garbage or recycling off-site (donations to our compost, however, are always appreciated!). Water fountains are available to fill up re-useable water bottles.
Do I need to accompany my (teenaged) children to this event?
We do require that all children have an adult supervisor on-site and participating in our programs in case of unforeseen incidents (sickness, injury, etc.). If you would like to assign supervision of your children to another adult who will be participating, that would be fine. We simply ask that they be registered with the individual who has accepted this responsibility.
What if it rains or snows?
All of our programs run rain, snow or shine. Please come prepared for outdoor activity and dress appropriately for the weather.
Can I bring my dog to this event?
While leashed dogs are allowed on NVCA trails, we ask that they do not accompany you during programming times.
My friends will also be attending this event. Can we request to be placed in the same group/class?
Due to the number of participants and the nature of our programs, we can not guarantee placement with other registrants.