Dear Teachers and Group Leaders,
We recognize that this is a year like no other and are committed to bringing your favourite programs to life in new and creative ways! You can find our 2020 virtual, school yard, and small group program listing here.
We are also currently able to safely offer several of our traditional programs in person in our parks for limited classes/groups. Please check the appropriate page to see if your favourite is still available! Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic we are not accepting bookings for traditional in-park programs more than one month in advance to ensure we are able to meet your needs within Public Health guidelines. As the situation is continually evolving, please check back often or feel free to contact Education Manager Brenna Bartley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yours in the Outdoors,
The Conservation Halton Education Team
Environmental education brings students outside school walls and into natural classrooms where they can get their hands dirty looking for salamanders, doing soil samples, planting native species. These activities inspire awe, which in turn inspires care. It reaches students on an intellectual and emotional level we are less able to reach inside four walls. In providing moments discovering a longhouse or watching the flight of a Great Horned Owl, Environmental education reaches students conventional classrooms miss.
Conservation Halton offers field trips for students from kindergarten through to Grade 12 at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas. More than 50,000 students from school boards from Halton Region and throughout the GTA participate in Conservation Halton environmental education programs.
Environmental education is a critical component in the development of healthy, ecologically conscious citizens. It helps those who participate to develop a sense of place, a sense of the rocks, trees, streams and fields that silently but solidly support our communities. It opens our eyes to the interconnections between the health of our watershed and the plants and animals that live there and the health of our families.