Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park and Outdoor Centre

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Educate by the seashore, play with the touch tanks, peer into the aquariums, and have lots of fun on a field day trip at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station.
Outstanding hands‐on lab programs incorporate a series of engaging and age-appropriate activities that aim to inspire curiosity, and increase understanding of our oceans. Classes are taught in the facility’s seawater teaching lab by passionate science educators and volunteers. activities begin with a guided tour of the Deep Bay Marine Station facility and aquariums.
Many programs are available year‐round but some beach and research vessel activities are subject to weather conditions and tides.
Programs are designed to meet BC curriculum learning outcomes and can be customized to meet the goals and interests of each group.

Horne Lake Provincial and Regional Parks on central Vancouver Island offer a spectacular location for Adventure Based Learning (ABL). ABL supports a learning model where students become more attentive, creative and retain new knowledge better when they are learning outside their 'comfort zone'. Using specially selected outdoor activities and facilitated debriefing, our instructors aim to develop soft skills in students. On the rock, students gain confidence but also learn about fear, trust and risk-taking. The canoeing program steers at communication and working in a team. The Cave Tours teach earth science in a wild natural environment. The Teambuilding Challenge Course works on physical skills, communication and a team approach. And the Horne Lake Amazing Race is just plain fun! Combine these rewarding activities with camping in a cozy tent and you now have a field trip everyone will remember! A range of options from basic day-trips to fully catered overnight package allows you to customize the program to meet your budget needs. 3 day package with 4 core activities AND camping only $94 per student. Register online or by phone.

Come and experience one of Vancouver Island's most outstanding natural wonders. Our Cave Geology Interpretive Program is designed specifically to support school curriculum. Students explore the geologic history of underground caverns, learn about crystal formations and see ancient fossils. This unique program combines an excellent learning environment with fun-filled adventure.

What they learn in a cave . . .they won't soon forget!.

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