Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow is the policy framework for environmental education in Ontario. The document recognizes the education outdoors with a focus on ecological principles and environmental sustainability...

can help students become better engaged in their studies, more connected to their communities, and empower them to become contributing members of society. 

The curriculum-linked outdoor and environmental education programming offered at Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre addresses the three core themes put forth in Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow: Teaching and Learning; Student Engagement & Community Involvement;
Environmental Leadership.

Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow: A Policy Framework for Environmental
Education in Ontario Schools
at Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre



"Environmental education seeks to promote an appreciation and understanding of, and concern for, the environment, and to foster informed, engaged, and responsible environmental citizenship.”
~ Ontario Ministry of Education, Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future (2007), p.6

“Outdoor education is likewise seen as a distinct and critical component of environmental education, concerned with providing experiential learning in the environment to foster a connection to local places, develop a greater understanding of ecosystems, and provide a unique context for learning.”
~ Ontario Ministry of Education, Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future (2007), p.6

“Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses.”
~ Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods (2008), p.36

“Research has shown that environmental education not only increases students’ environmental literacy but also contributes to higher academic achievement for all students.”
~ Ontario Ministry of Education, Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow (2009), p. 5