Going Outside to Create Tomorrow's Engaged Citizen

Todd McIntosh
  • Toronto Wind Turbine: Virtual Tour for Kids ( Teachers Resource)

The SEEDS Foundation sponsors the Green Schools program and offers an Interactive Energy Literacy series. Available at  seedsfoundation.ca.

Greenlearning.ca is a project of the Pembina Institute developed to bring accurate and engaging educational materials to students, teachers, and parents.

Re-energy.ca is a renewable energy and sustainable transportation education website that provides teachers with downloadable teaching materials. Students can build small-scale models of wind turbines, solar cars, and more.

The Sierra Club of Canada offers free environ- mental education material. Its 70-minute work- shops use games to teach the students about issues from climate change to waste reduction. Available without charge at  ontario.sierraclubca/ottawa/education.php.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation offers  Project Wild at wildeducation.org

The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario publishes  Pathways Journal at coeo.org

Environmental  Education Ontario offers  Greening the Way Ontario Learns: A Public St rategic Plan for the Advancement of E nvironmental Literacy at eeon.org.

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education at  osee.org


Classroom posing in butterfly garden

It all began with one tiny seed. An outdoor hike to the nearby trail guided by Dale, the school’s environmental mentor from the community conservation authority, uncovered the gifts that nature brings as summer magically transitions into fall.

view of new ETFO office from street

In June, ETFO made history when we moved into our new home in downtown Toronto.