Reminder: All TDSB elementary (JK-8) and secondary (9-12) schools will be closed to students on Friday, February 21, 2020 as a result of a full strike by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). All TDSB schools will re-open to students on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Read more about the programs and services that will be impacted.

Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre


Where Hearts and Minds Connect With Nature

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Students hugging a tree

We are one of nine 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. 
NEW THIS YEAR - High School, SHSM and NAC 10 Programming!

Our Annual Maple Syrup Open House will be held on April 4th, 2020.  We look forward to seeing you!

Magnet Contest 2019-2020

Congratulations to Jason, a grade 6 student from Zion Heights MS!   Jason's design has been printed on 3500 magnets to be distributed to recognize our volunteers throughout the remainder of this school year, and into the next.

volunteer magnet

For more information on our Magnet Contest, please click here.

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