Learn with Us

We offer a suite of outdoor experiential programs, workshops and resources to help you connect your students with our local natural environment. Our curriculum-linked programs support your teaching while fostering student skills, confidence and understanding of nature and climate change.

Find a Program for Your Class

A student holds up a clipboard while standing with other students on the boardwalk over a wetland at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Lesson Plans and Activities

Access our free interactive lesson plans and activities to engage your students from kindergarten to grade 12. Topics include climate change, nature and wildlife and more!

A teacher engages with a group of young students standing beside Wolf Lake at Terra Cotta.

Outdoor Education at Terra Cotta

Take your class outside. Stoke your students curiosity and appreciation for nature with our outdoor education programs and activities for kindergarten to grade 8.

Three students crouching down to sift through rocks on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Specialist High Skills Major

Learn about our sector-recognized certifications and training courses. We offer experiential learning for SHSM programs across all sectors.

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Wild Workshops

Our in-school, curriculum-linked workshops present local watershed science in fun and interactive ways for kindergarten to grade 8.

A large group of students posing together with yard bags full of pulled invasives.

Branch Out

In this two-part program, students in grades 6-12 learn about climate change and participate in a local stewardship project such as tree planting.

A CVC staff member standing with two adult program attendees looking at a raised garden.

Adult English as a Second Language Program

Learn about nature during an in-class presentation and then bring your Adult ESL class to Terra Cotta Conservation Area to explore the great Canadian outdoors.

A cartoon graphic of an educator and a group of students outside under a tree, with a schoolhouse in the background, and an urban landscape on the horizon.

Community Tree Project Presentations

Sign up your class or community group for free virtual presentations in Community Tree Project neighbourhoods to learn about climate change and the cooling benefits of trees.


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