WRDSB hosts Winter Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to enjoy the winter weather and connect with nature? From December 16 to 23, WRDSB students and their families are invited to participate in the Winter Bird Count and learn about the diversity of birds that call Waterloo Region home in the winter. Whether it is by observing them at […]

WRDSB Outdoor Education Department presents Pond Live

Pond study programs are one of the outdoor education department’s most-loved field trips. From wriggly tadpoles to stealthy water scorpions, students love to discover the diversity of aquatic ecosystems. This Friday, our outdoor education staff will go live from the pond at Camp Heidelberg Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre, providing a venue for students across […]

WRDSB presents the Monster Tree Challenge

Trees throughout our region are showing off their autumn colours, and what better way to celebrate the fall season than a little leaf-learning! From now until Friday, October 30, our Outdoor Education department invites all WRDSB students and their families to participate in Monster Trees, a hunt for Waterloo region’s largest trees. This free, fun […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents Monarch Madness Live

Ontario monarchs are on the move, beginning their 3,000 kilometre migration to Mexico. This Wednesday, our outdoor education staff will tag and release monarch butterflies live as part of Monarch Watch’s migration monitoring and population assessment program. This livestream event will wrap up the Monarch Madness citizen science initiative where students and families reported sightings […]

WRDSB hosts Monarch Madness

Are you interested in making an impact on the environment and the species that live around us, all while physical distancing and connecting with nature? Over the summer, our outdoor education department is hosting Monarch Madness for all WRDSB students and families. We want our community to help us find monarch butterflies and the milkweed […]

Our Outdoor Education Department presents #HoneyHiveLive

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a beekeeper or been curious about what the inside of a beehive looks like? Well, we have a unique opportunity for you! We invite all our students, staff and families to join our outdoor education department staff TODAY as we open up the honey hives from […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bug Blitz

Looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors, enjoy the spring weather and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bug Blitz for all WRDSB students and families. Yes, bugs! Counting bugs may not be as familiar […]

WRDSB hosts Backyard Bird Count

Looking for a fun way to mark Earth Day, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature, all while practicing physical distancing? From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, our outdoor education department is hosting a Backyard Bird Count for all WRDSB students and families. Counting birds can be done easily from a backyard, balcony […]

Half a century of outdoor education in WRDSB

Outdoor education at the WRDSB started in a single portable at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in 1969 and has grown over five decades to four permanent sites across the region. Over 26,000 students visited the four locations last year, allowing them to explore, experience and enjoy learning about the environment first-hand Blair, Laurel Creek, Camp […]

Learning from the Land at the WRDSB

Students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) aren’t confining their learning to the classroom, thanks to Land Based Indigenous Studies. Nicole Robinson, equity and inclusion officer – Indigenous focus with the WRDSB, explained that this program aims to help reconnect students with the land and introduce Indigenous perspectives and ideas of connection to […]

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