OHS Field Trip Program

Go Behind-the-Scenes at the OHS

OHS field trips are designed to provide students in Grades 1-12 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 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 (minimum $110); teachers and parent volunteers are free. All methods of payment are accepted. Invoicing is available upon request.

Field Trip Programming is customizable and typically includes:

  • 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 11:30 a.m. – Group rotation (students are divided in three or four groups)
    • Behind-scenes-tour
    • Cat gallery visit
    • Small animal visit
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon – LUNCH BREAK
  • Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Group rotation (continued)
  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. – Humane Education presentation
  • 1 to 1:15 p.m. – Students depart from the OHS

*Please Note: Field Trips are not available on PD Days or during the summer.

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