Cochrane Ecological Institute


Schools are invited to spend a day on a school field trip at CEI. These outings can be full days or half days.

Half Day: The CEI Field Naturalist will take the school group on a guided tour of the facilities, followed by a slide show at the CEI Interpretive Centre. A Question and Answer session is included. The Charges vary, for up to date charges please contact CEI.

Full Day: Students will be introduced to the study of wildlife in depth. The will be given a seminar on Wildlife Conservation and Swift fox reintroduction. They could be shown any number of aspects of field work from the use of the GPS, to the importance of identifying scat, and the contents of scat, as a population census tool. The various fields of expertise of the Field Naturalist will be demonstrated.

Follow-up to school field trips can be done on the Internet through contacting the CEI. CEI staff will answer students questions. Service Groups – Rotary, Junior Forest Rangers, Boy Scouts, girl guides, beavers, sparks, rangers and just interested families have all taken part in CEI programs.