Education - School Programs

There are never enough hours in a day when you’ve got a classroom full of curious young minds.

At Manuels River, there’s always an opportunity to get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. It’s a day they won’t soon forget!

From outdoor activities to fascinating science experiments, our programming is a great way to get students thinking outside the box, learning, and having fun. Our on-site school programs are developed for students at all grade levels and take place here at Manuels River. Please see below for our list of full-day (5-hour) and half-day (2.5-hour) programs.

Programs are offered Tuesday through Thursday, from the start of the school year in September until June.

To book your group for a school visit, please contact us at or call us at (709) 834-2099, ext. 203.

In-Person School Programs:

Fall/Spring Programs

Rocks & Fossils

Through hands-on activities, games experiments, and trail tours, learn about how rocks and fossils form and what they can tell us about the Earth’s past as well as ancient life.

Soils & Erosion

Learn about soil profiles, composition, porosity and settling rates. Examine how plants help prevent erosion and then venture onto the trail to see real-life examples of soils and soil erosion.

Water Quality

“Dive into water quality with us! Explore parameters like pH levels, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and nutrient content. Observe firsthand examples of water quality and the impacts of human activity on aquatic ecosystems.

Life Cycles

Through games and activities, learn about the life stages plants and animals go through, and how it’s a repeating cycle.

Winter (Half-day: 2.5 hours)

Grade 2: Wind, Water and Weather

Come explore our Giant Floor Map of NL and snowshoe along our Trails, to learn how wind and water move to create the wild and wonderful weather that we all share.

Grade 3: Provincial Identity

Discover the unique place names and symbols of our province on our Giant Floor Map of NL and learn about our special culture through games and activities and outdoor snowshoe adventure on our Trails.

Grade 5: People, Place and Environment

Using our Giant Floor map of NL, learn about how the movement and settlement of people were determined by their environment. Then go snowshoeing along the river to learn about how people navigated their world before roads.