Primary Level Field Trip Program

Go Behind-the-Scenes at the OHS

OHS field trips are designed to provide students in Grades 1-3 with educational and interactive on-site programming, where they can learn all about the OHS, responsible pet ownership and animal welfare. Through a combination of educational outreach and curriculum-linked humane education topics, students will be engaged in understanding the importance of animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. Field trips are available to teachers in the Ottawa area, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., throughout the school year. Field trips are three hours in length and include a half hour lunch break for students at 11:30 a.m. Field trips cater to groups ranging in size from 20 students to 60 students, and are available in French and English.

The cost for a field trip is $5 per student; teachers and parent volunteers are free. Payment is due on day of the field trip; all methods of payment are accepted. Invoicing is not available, but a formal receipt can be provided if required by the school administrator.

Field Trip Programming

Time Group One               (15-20 students) Group Two                  (15-20 students) Group Three               (15-20 students)
9: 45 to 10 a.m. Students Arrive at the OHS
10 to 10:30 a.m. Welcome to the OHS Presentation
10:30 to 11 a.m. Behind-the-Scenes Tour Cat Gallery Visit Small Animal Visit
11 to 11:30 a.m. Small Animal Visit Behind-the-Scenes Tour Cat Gallery Visit
11:30 to 12 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
12 to 12:30 p.m. Cat Gallery Visit Small Animal Visit Behind-the-Scenes Tour
12:30 to 1 p.m. Dog Buddies Presentation & Volunteer Dog Visit
1 to 1:15 p.m. Students Leave the OHS

For more information, or to book a field trip for your class please contact our supervisor: programs by email at, or by phone (613) 725-3166 ext. 298 or fill out our online request form!