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Being in the Great Outdoors


Being one of the Toronto District School Board Outdoor education facilities, students spend as much time as possible being introduced to the natural surroundings of the Toronto Island. Exceptions are made in case of safety concerns such as high winds or electrical storms, in which case, students are involved in an indoor program.
The experiences we offer your child will be closely tied to Ontario’s curriculum expectations and we work closely with the visiting school’s teachers to accomplish this.
Current examples of programs we offer include: Lighthouse; Predator/Prey; Community Studies; Biodiversity; Gardening; Maple Syrup, Eco-Art (Watercolours or Andy Goldsworthy), Conserving in the Community, Food Energy Game, Hike/bike and Games, Hike/Bike and Sketch, Survival and Flight. Evening programs are fun and challenging and they include: Co-operative Games; Night Hike; Mini-Olympics; NaFish NaFish, and Drama Energizers.
Students will have the opportunity to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors in a safe and comfortable environment. Our morning program takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. In the afternoon, the program runs from 1:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. We also run an evening program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Since our "classrooms" are really outdoors, you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. To check what the weather will be like during your visit, try this website from Environment Canada. weather office
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