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 8

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1 - use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in various physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2 - use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.3 - communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.4 - apply relationship and social skills as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living to help them interact positively with others, build healthy relationships, and become effective team members

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of loco-motor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.4 - demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and apply this understanding to the refinement of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
B2.2 - demonstrate an understanding of how movement skills, concepts, and strategies are transfer- able across different physical activities within various categories

Geography
Economic Systems
SE.KU4 – identify and give examples of the three major types of industries – primary (resource), secondary (manufacturing), and tertiary (service) – and describe how these industries have developed in Canada