Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre


Where Hearts and Minds Connect With Nature

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Students hugging a tree

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 April 4th, 2020.  We look forward to seeing you!

Magnet Contest 2018-2019

Our Magnet Contest is now closed, and our winner has been chosen.  Hundreds of entries were submitted, but one stood out.

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

Our contest will begin again in September 2019.  Check back here fat that time for more information.

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