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 […]

Planting the Roots of Reconciliation

Under a bright and warm sun, more than 140 students, staff, families and members of the community came together on Monday, April 22 at the Blair Outdoor Education Centre for a reconciliation tree planting and ecological restoration in honour of Earth Day. The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of the WRDSB Indigenous Learning Team and helped to raise funds for land-based Indigenous education.

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It’s Maple Syrup Time at our Outdoor Education Centres!

In Canada, the sight of buckets hanging from the sides of maple trees is a sure sign that spring has arrived. During the month of March, the Waterloo Region District School Board outdoor and environment education staff have been busy collecting sap from the trees in the sugar bushes at the Laurel Creek Nature Centre […]

Putting the ‘forest’ back into Forest Glen PS

The Forest Glen Public School community has unveiled Phase 1 of their Learning Grounds Project. Staff and students, along with local dignitary Wilmot Mayor Les Armstrong, and special sponsor guests from TD Canada Trust, Evergreen and the Region of Waterloo, gathered outside to celebrate the incredible work of the Forest Glen PS Greening Committee. The […]