Where Hearts and Minds Connect With Nature
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We are one of ten outdoor education centres within the Toronto District School Board designed to provide safe, active and enriching learning experiences by immersing students and staff in natural and urban environments and to enable participants to practice personal responsibility and develop respect for themselves, for others and for their world.
Each year, more than 17,000 students from over 170 schools visit Forest Valley OEC with their classroom teachers and parent volunteers. Teachers collaborate with our Outdoor Education Staff to create an experiential, inquiry based, learning experience that brings the Ontario Curriculum to life and strengthens our connection to the natural world that coexists with Toronto's urban environment.
Our mission is to connect with student's previous learning and ignite their sense of wonder by connecting with nature so that they are inspired to take action to make their world a better place.
Our Annual Maple Syrup Open House will be held on March 24th, 2018. Be sure to mark it in your calendar!
Magnet Contest 2017-2018
Congratulations to our 2017 Magnet Contest Winner! Bikram, from Blacksmith PS, had the winning design. His submission has been printed on magnets to be shared with all of our Volunteers. Click on the link above for information on this year's contest!