Local Educational Program beyond the TDSB to Broaden Ecological Literacy

These program listings are taken from the EcoSchools Certification Toolkit 2017/2018 

1. Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative


Program: Energy education, turbine visits
Gr. 5/6/7/9
Cost: Free
Contact: education@trec.on.ca, Education Coordinator 416.977.5093 ext 224

2. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

(TRCA) http://www.trca.on.ca/
Programs: Sci/Tech, Geography, Ecology, WOW, Kortright Centre, Lake St. George, Albion Hills & Claremont Field Centres
Gr. 1-8

Cost: Varies
Contact: http://www.%20trca.on.ca/school%20-programs/online-booking/ 416.661.6600

3. The City of Toronto

Programs: Sci/Tech, Geography, Arts
Gr. K-8
Cost: Varies
Contact: http://http//wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/mus_ed_guide.nsf/PgmSearch?OpenForm

4. Toronto Botanical Gardens

Program: Sci/Tech; Growing Under Glass,
Living Winter Program and self-guided tours
Gr. K-4
Cost: Varies (Free or $7 per student)
Contact: Liz Hood, childrensprograms@torontobotanicalgarden.ca 416.397.1355

5. Toronto Botanical Gardens, Allan Gardens

Children’s Conservatory
Program: Growing Under Glass
Gr. 3
Cost: Free
Contact: Children’s Program Coordinator at the Toronto Botanical Garden 416.397.1288

6. Toronto Botanical Gardens - Living Winter Program

Habitat programs – for high needs communities
Gr. 4
Cost: Free, outdoor winter clothing is provided
to students who cannot bring their own
Contact: livingwinter@torontobotanicalgarden.ca

7.ACER@Humber Arboretum - Measure and Mulch

Program: Sci/Tech, Geography, Ecology
Gr. 6-12
Cost: Subsidy available to help with cost of bus
Contact: acerinfo@rogers.com 905-275-7685

8. Humber Arboretum— Centre for Urban Ecology

Program: Sci/Tech; Ecology
Gr. K-8, HS: 9 & 10
Cost: $6.83 per student ½ day; $10.50 per student full day; minimum 20 students
Contact: nature centre@humber.ca 416.675.5009

** Please note that your school may be eligible for funding through local sources. To find out more contact the Centre for Urban Ecology.

9. UofT Centre for the Environment 


Program: COBWEB; Sci/Tech, Geography, Biology

Gr. 10-12 Cost: Free

Contact: Professor Brad Bass, Brad.Bass@ec.gc.ca 416.275.7685


Program: Toronto’s Waterfront
Gr. 1-3, 7-8, 9-12
Cost: $9-11, Subsidies available
Contact: registrar@harbourfrontcentre.com 416.973.4091 http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/schoolvisits /register/

11.EcoSpark (formerly Citizens’ Environment Watch)

Programs: Changing Currents and Wattwize
Cost: Free
Contact: changingcurrents@ecospark.ca or wattwize@ecospark.ca Phone: 647.258.3280, ext. 2003 for either program

12.Parc Downsview Park

Program: Sci/Tech, Geography
Gr. K-9
Cost: Free
Contact: learn@downsviewpark.ca 416.952.2222

13.The Royal Ontario Museum - The Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Program: Two thematic areas: Biodiversity Spine, seven Ecosystem Experiences, and Earth Rangers Studio—illustrate three core themes—Life is Diverse, Life is Interconnected, and Life is at Risk
Grades: 1-12
Cost: Varies
Contact:http://www.rom.on.ca/schools/howbook.php, visitor services 416.586.8000

14.The Toronto Zoo

Program: Sci/Tech
Grades: K-12
Cost: K-8, $7; 9-12, $8
Contact: For group bookings: 416.392.5932, http://www.torontozoo.com/Schools/GuidedTours.asp

15.Ontario Science Centre

Program: Sci/Tech
Grade: SK-12
Cost: Varies
Contact: school_bookings@osc.on.ca 416.696.3140