Etobicoke Outdoor Education Centre – We Enjoy our Earth Carefully
Location: on the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Albion Hills Conservation Area
Featuring: geography and science-based programs focusing on the maple syrup sugar bush; sustainable agriculture; forest, wetland and pond ecosystems of the Humber River; and outdoor pursuits such as hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing.
Island Natural Science School – Where it all began!
Location: Toronto Islands, a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto
Featuring: cross-curricular lessons for students in Grades 5 and 6 that highlight the world outside school with a particular focus on the natural environment and the history of the
Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre – Naturally Inspiring
Location: Niagara Escarpment, just north of Orangeville, on the edge of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Featuring: hands-on programs designed to inspire students to challenge themselves, to be creative and to deepen their understandings of the natural environment.
Scarborough Outdoor Education School – May the Peace of the Wilderness be Preserved Forever
Location: north of Huntsville, near Kearney
Featuring: a remote wilderness setting where students transport themselves by boot, snowshoe, ski or canoe to the awe-inspiring forests and lakes of the Canadian Shield to engage deeply in outdoor experiential learning, Aboriginal studies and personal awareness in a team setting.
Sheldon Centre for Outdoor Education – A Natural Place to “Bee”
Location: southwest of Alliston on nearly 79 hectares of rolling hills
Featuring: a diverse assortment of curriculum-based programs that include experiencing how Indigenous people lived off the land, making trips to Sheldon’s apiary, studying biodiversity and animal adaptation and exploring digital photography, mountain biking and leadership.