Rock Walk

Rock Walk

rocks in a wall

Curriculum Connections

  • Science and Technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
  • Language: Reading

Character Development

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork and co-operation

Why study rocks indoors when the materials used to construct many of Toronto’s buildings provide great outdoor learning opportunities? Introductory activities provide context and focus for young "rock detectives" to prepare them for venturing into "the field". Armed with a map, photo clues, magnifiers and cameras, students find, describe, identify and photograph the rocks found on selected buildings/structures on the campus of the University of Toronto.

Following the program, students’ photographs are sent to the school in a digital format along with follow-up activities and resource materials designed to help students consider how the use of rock as a building material has many benefits but also has environmental costs. 

Please Note: Kensington Community School is fully accessible for students in wheelchairs; contact TUSC for more information.
Program Length: one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Availability: fall (October to mid November); spring (April to June)
Location: am: Kensington CS, pm: Kings’ College Gates (College Street and McCaul near the U of T campus)

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.
TTC: Children 12 and under travel for free, adults will require 2 fares for the day.

Maximum: 30 students