Education

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Build. Collaborate. Engage. Inspire.

The creators, builders and leaders of a more sustainable future can be found in the classrooms and playgrounds of our community. Conservation Halton offers education programs for students of all ages to learn at the parks, in schools and at home, virtually.


Field Trips

Conservation Halton Parks are the perfect location for field trips with a number of curriculum-linked programs and an experienced team of outdoor educators. Field trip programs can be provided for students in Preschool and Kindergarten, through to Grade 12. For fall 2022 school bookings, please check back with us mid-August to inquire or book your field trip starting in September. For all other group inquires (summer camps, etc), please email visitorservices@hrca.on.ca to inquire or book a program.

School Programs

In addition to field trips at our parks, Conservation Halton has education programs that will bring nature into your school! School programs can be provided in the classroom, on the property or somewhere in the community. Programs can include all kinds of activities, like nose-to-beak interaction with birds of prey, and planting native species to inspire a new generation of nature-lovers.

Virtual Programs

The educators at Conservation Halton would be more than happy to bring our education programs to a screen in your home, workplace, classroom or community centre. The virtual programs often include interesting videos, unique props, animal guests, and for the little ones, entertainment from our team of puppets. If you want to bring nature education to your community, virtual programs are a safe, simple and accessible way to do it.

Green Space: Newcomer Youth Climate Forum is a program for youth aged 15-29 to learn more about climate change and ways to reduce the carbon footprint of their community. Launched in partnership with an RBC Tech for Nature grant, Conservation Halton is excited to offer learning and volunteer opportunities to program participants. Through this program, participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to take on leadership roles in their local climate action initiatives through two monthly workshop

  • Learn more about the current climate crisis and its local and global impact
  • Learn how to use technology to collect and interpret environmental data
  • Participate in nature-based climate solutions (e.g., tree planting, invasive species removal, native seed collection)
  • Learn about native Ontario plants and animals through outdoor learning
  • Explore career paths related to climate science and environmental monitoring

Green Space is currently full for 2021-2022. If you would like to be notified when applications open for next year, please email celliott@hrca.on.ca.

The project is being completed in partnership with:

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