Outdoor Environmental Education

Programs that offer open-air learning experiences, particularly for schoolchildren, that promote appreciation for and understanding of local ecosystems and our fundamental connections to the world around us. Activities may include identification of plants, insects and animals and exploration of their habitats, learning about weather and its relationship to environmental processes, geological history and demonstrations of the importance of biodiversity and sustainability. Students may investigate the life cycles of animals in a pond; observe the growth and reproduction of common plant species; examine the form and function of leaves, stems, roots and flowers and how these features help to classify plants; consider the interrelationship between predator and prey; learn how different animals grow and change with the seasons; learn and practice compass navigation and other outdoor skills; and/or make other discoveries which foster engaged and responsible environmental citizenship. Outdoor education programs may be provided through schools, conservation authorities or other organizations.

 

Services

Offers a variety of public education, community events and fundraising for the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area lands in cooperation with the Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Holds a number of annual events that count on community volunteers to participate and aid in cleaning, stream rehabilitation, and native tree and shrub plantings.

Visit the website for a list of each year's events.

Online website for The Field and Stream Rescue Team, a non-profit agency that holds several projects per year that count on community volunteers to participate and aid in cleaning, stream rehabilitation, and native tree and shrub plantings.

A non-profit agency that holds several projects per year that count on community volunteers to participate and aid in cleaning, stream rehabilitation, and native tree and shrub plantings.

Offers a variety of activities and events for Naturalists in Hamilton.

Activities include:

Offers information-filled club meetings and events are for children with a keen interest in natural history.

Outdoor sessions are 2.5 hours long and are themed to match the season and hiking location.

Offers outdoor, place-based education in green spaces within the city to allow participants to create friendships, gain environmental awareness, and build community.  Activities include:

 Program encourages individuals to build on their gardening skills, increase environmental awareness and take advantage of healthy opportunities for outdoor physical activities.

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