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Ecology field school

New focus on community building solutions

Quick info


Grades 4 - 12


Program on pause


2 hours


Tuesdays and Wednesdays



New focus on community building solutions

In this program, your students will:

  • Learn and practice real world skills and techniques of gathering different types of data and knowledge;
  • Be introduced to the many environmental factors that influence the health of local ecosystems and how we can help;
  • Understand how scientific research, Indigenous knowledge, and conservation measures are intimately linked;
  • Learn about these amazing animals and how to keep this ecosystem healthy;
  • Discuss different perspectives about knowledge, and what is our responsibility in respecting all ways of knowing;
  • Discover who we share our backyard with, explore the adaptations that allow animals to survive, get a hands-on experience gathering data, and recognize how different knowledge can contribute to taking care of our backyard.

Ecology Field School encourages students to explore the importance of how different types of knowledge and perspectives will contribute to a better community and ecosystem. We will also explore how our actions have an impact on the world around us and how every individual can contribute and has a responsibility to the well-being of our natural environments.

NOTE: This program is conducted entirely outside. Please prepare your class and chaperones to dress appropriately for spending time outdoors and at the beach (e.g. hats, sunscreen, jackets, beach appropriate footwear etc). Our work near the shoreline may result in wet feet! Wearing water-resistant shoes or rubber boots is highly recommended!

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