Theme: Museum / Cultural Education
Age Group: Elementary
The teacher candidate would run our outdoor classroom in an area called Fylton Forest during their time at Mackie Lake House (MLH). This would include enhancing the self guided tour of the natural area and activities that would encourage students on a voyage of discovery. We would hope the candidate would find teachable moments during the discoveries made by the children. The candidate would be expected to lead and interact with the children during their time at MLH.
Mackie Lake House is a historic site. We offer free field trips for students that include time spent in an outdoor classroom called Fylton Forest exploring the relatively undisturbed flora and fauna, and a tour of the grand home on the property learning about the British settlement of the area. Elementary students visit as part of a field trip with their class.
In the previous years, we have had great success when a teacher candidate joined our team at MLH. Although we are a Museum/Cultural/Historical place our focus for the student is the outdoor education of Fylton Forest – a natural teaching area. This area is left to grow and is open to be discovered by students in our local area.