Our education team offers programmed learning opportunities for children, youth and adults, enhancing participants connections to the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed in areas where they live, learn, work and play.
Through activities that are experiential, engaging, and age-appropriate, community programming seeks to raise participants' awareness and appreciation, increase knowledge and skills, and develop an understanding of environmental, conservation and sustainability issues.Spring into Scanlon March Break Camp
With over 500 acres to explore at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, our March Break camp provides kids ages 8 - 12 with a safe and fun way to spend their March Break outdoors. Campers will participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as building forts, finding hidden animal prints in the snow, kick-sledding and even hand-feeding chickadees. Let your kids unplug and reconnect with nature this March Break.
Family Forest Friday
Make memories this March Break with outdoor fun for everyone! Explore the trails, look for signs of spring or animal tracks in the snow. Learn to identify a sugar maple tree and how to tap it for maple sap. Meet the friendly chickadees and look for other wild birds. Try kick sledding and geocaching too! Unplug and join your kids on March 20 for Family Forest Friday.
Forest School at Scanlon Creek
Driven by their own curiosity, children aged 5-10 will explore their connection to the natural world by participating in hands-on, outdoor learning experiences at the Scanlon Creek Forest School. The next session will run on Wednesday afternoons in the spring.
Explore outdoors with Nature Backpacks
Nature backpacks are available at select libraries to help you and your family get outside and explore. Find out more about nature backpacks, where to find one and how you can build your own!
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