Eco Literacy at EFSC

  • Education in the environment denotes direct observation and experiential learning. While visiting EFSC, students use their senses to make connections to local natural and built environments, and learn directly and indirectly about plants, animals, different human and natural structures, and landforms.

  • Education about the environment focuses on learning how nature works. Through our programs, students explore the intricacies of ecosystems at many levels and discover the dependence of all life on healthy natural systems.

  • Education for the environment helps students develop skills to examine human impact on the environment. Through programs such as EcoChallenge, Biodiversity and Project Wild-Human Impact, students collect data or participate in simulation activities that illustrate the positive or negative impact we have on our world.

What You Can Do

What You Can DoAre you already an EcoSchool? Let us assist you in creating a visit to EFSC that will help students better understand current EcoSchools initiatives for your school.

If you are not an EcoSchool let us know. Our staff can help provide you and your school with ideas on how to get started.

What We Do

What We Can DoAs a Platinum EcoSchool, some of our priorities at the Etobicoke Fields Studies Centre are:
  • teaching in the natural environment 

  • developing students’ understanding of Ecological Principles with programs on energy flows, matter cycles and life webs. 

  • offering programs that promote Ecological Literacy and Action

  • promoting waste free lunches

  • involving students in Environmental Improvement Projects such as litter pickup and trail maintenance

  • creating and enhancing "NO MOW" zones

  • reducing energy and paper use

  • collecting old markers for the ColorCycle recycling program

  • reflecting on current practices to ensure "best practice"