Dog Sledding

Running sled dogs in a tour - by Kim HigginsDog sledding is the ultimate activity for being physically active, having fun, building relationships, enjoying animals, and finding a love for the winter. Your students will participate in a historic and sustainable method of travel while enjoying their natural surroundings. Students have the opportunity, in pairs, to drive their own dog sled team, through the wilderness of Haliburton Forest. Your students will receive thorough instructions for operating the dog sled, being aware of the dogs, and communicating with one and other. Finally, students will explore the forest on an introduction tour (1hr) or a half day tour (2hr) lead by one of our professional experienced guides.

On their return, students will get to meet and greet some of the friendly Siberian Huskies inside the kennel. Pair the student's adventure with other winter activities, like: cross-country skiing, wilderness survival skills, and snowshoeing to really complete their winter learning experience. This is an opportunity that students will be talking about for the rest of their lives. More information about dog sledding can be found on the dog sledding page.

Please contact the facilitation staff for further inquires and pricing information at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Huskies Hannah and Heidi - by Sam Allard

Expectations for Grade 12

Healthy Active Living Education
Physical Activity
SE.MS1 – develop and combine their movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.MS2 – apply movement principles to refine their movement skills
SE.SR1 – apply the specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreational and sports activities, including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – explain factors that affect performance and participation in recreational and sports activities
SE.SR3 – use ethical strategies and tactics to enhance their performance in specific situations and conditions

Active Living
SE.AP2 – demonstrate personal competence in a variety of physical activities
SE.AP3 – analyse the benefits of lifelong participation in different physical activities
SE.AP6 – demonstrate positive, responsible, personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.AP7 – demonstrate leadership in creating a positive climate that promotes participation and safety
SE.S1 – apply appropriate guidelines and procedures for safe participation in physical activity
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Recreation and Fitness Leadership
Facilitation of Recreation and Leisure
SE.PP1 – explain the personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits of recreation and leisure
SE.PP2 – describe motivational factors and potential barriers that affect lifelong participation in recreational and leisure activities

Physical Fitness and Well-Being
SE.IP1 – demonstrate competence in specific skills that can help others in emergency situations
SE.IP2 – describe safety regulations and procedures and productive devices designed to ensure their own safety and that of others

The Environment and Resource Management
Human-Environment Interaction
SE.LTS5 – estimate personal and class "ecological footprints"