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Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Scholastic Activities

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic: A Natural Choice

We hope to share the park’s natural and cultural riches and educate youth about the importance of protected areas. We have therefore developed many school activities, which are available to teachers and their students year-round. Take the time to discover them, and don’t hesitate to contact us.


School Activity on the Parks Network

A park warden will visit your students in class to share his or her enthusiasm about Québec’s national parks, describing their riches, their mission and their history. This is a great chance for young people to find answers to many of their questions, and to reflect on the balance needed between the conservation and accessibility components of the parks’ mission. Québec’s national parks : protected territories (1st cycle of secondary school) (in French only).

Students participating in this activity will receive daily family access to the national park of their choice so they can experience the national parks up close and personal. And the activity is free of charge for the 4th, 7th and 10th classes coming from your school!


Information on the Network School Activity

School
Program
Level and
cycle
Related
to
Skill
objectives
Duration and
Rates 2019-2020
Québec’s National
Parks:
Protected Territories
Secondary
1st cycle
• Geography GEO 1, 2 and 3 1 ¼ h
$105 + taxes/class

Local School Activities

Throughout the year, school groups interested in nature and outer space visit Mont Mégantic. The combination of outdoor and astronomy activities makes it a memorable destination and experience.

In addition, thanks to the Trottier Family Foundation, the ASTROLab will refund 50% of the transportation bill up to a maximum of $ 500 per bus, until the funds are exhausted. To qualify for this grant, you must at least register for the ASTROLab day visit.

Support Program for Elementary and Secondary School Visits

To help you cover student transportation costs to ASTROLab, the Québec government offers financial assistance as part of its Culture in the Schools program. Visit the Web site for more information.

For more information about school visits, call Nancy Savoie at 819-888-2941, extension 432 or enquire by e-mail at groupes@astrolab.qc.ca.

Also see the School Groups section on the ASTROLab Web site.

ASTROLab in Your School Through Videoconferencing

We also offer your students a chance to ask all their questions about the Universe directly from your classroom. Thanks to video technology, you and your students will be linked to an enthusiastic group leader who will answer all your questions clearly and efficiently. This activity could serve as a prelude to an eventual visit to ASTROLab. his videoconference must be booked a minimum of three weeks ahead. The session lasts 30 minutes and the price is $50. Each school is entitled to 2 free sessions per year.


Information on Local School Activities

Recreational-
Educational
Activities
Available
Grades and CyclesPrograms
Involved
Targeted
Skills
Duration and
Pricing 2018-2019
Day Visit to ASTROLab
(at the foot of the mountain)

ASTROLab is an astronomy activity centre that includes a high definition multimedia room and two exhibition halls.
Details about the activity
Elementary
1st cycle
2nd cycle
Science, mathematics and technology Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems
2 h
$7.70/student
Elementary
3rd cycle
Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems

Use science tools, objects and procedures
Secondary
College
Science and technology Use scientific and technological knowledge

Look for answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
2 h
$7.70/student
Daytime Visit to the Mont Mégantic’s Observatory (at the top of the mountain)
During this guided tour, you’ll have the privilege of entering the room that houses the 1.6 m telescope.  You can also enjoy the magnificent landscape from a summit 1,105 metres in altitude.
Details about the activity
Elementary
1st cycle
2nd cycle
Science, mathematics and technology Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems
1 h 30 (including round-trip transportation to the summit)
$4.81/student
Elementary
(3rd cycle
Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems Use science tools, objects and procedures
Secondary
College
Science and technology Use scientific and technological knowledge

Look for answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Astronomy Night at the ASTROLab
(at the base of the mountain)

Astronomy Night at ASTROLab starts with special presentations in the multimedia room and then moves outside for star gazing (if weather allows).
Details about the activity
Elementary
1st cycle
2nd cycle
Science, mathematics and technology Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems
2 h 50
$10.75/student
Primaire
3e cycle
Explore the world of science and technology

Propose explanations or solutions to problems Use science tools, objects and procedures
Secondary
College
Science and technology Use science tools, objects and procedures

Look for answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
Astronomy Night at the Public Observatory
(at the top of the mountain)

This multimedia observatory allows groups to look through a 60 cm telescope, one of the largest telescopes dedicated exclusively to the public in the world.
Details about the activity
Secondary
College
Science and technology Use scientific and technological knowledge

Look for answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
3 h (including round-trip transportation to the summit)
$10.75/student

Did you know?

The Geography Program

Are you a high school geography teacher? If so, you’ll definitely be interested in our school program where a park warden visits your class to present the protected territories of the national parks.

Garde-parc en classe
Invite a park warden to your class to introduce your students to the riches of the national parks.

The activity Québec’s National Parks: Protected Territories was developed as part of the school reform, specifically for the first cycle of secondary school courses. Through interactive activities, the students learn why the parks exist, and about the challenges of conservation.


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