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Virtually Outdoors

Join Evergreen facilitators for a unique and immersive virtual nature-based excursion.

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Registration for the 2020/2021 school year is now open!

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Join Evergreen facilitators for a unique and immersive virtual excursion that will continue the vital work of connecting children and youth to the natural world from anywhere with an internet connection.

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at school@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 x214 

Rates

All Evergreen school programs operate on a scaled model with two streams – subsidized and non-subsidized. This model aims both to ensure accessibility for all and gives those schools which can afford the option to pay actual cost to do so and thus support the program and provide other schools with the same opportunity. 

A full subsidy is available for qualifying schools. Please indicate on your application should you require a fully subsidized visit and we will respond with eligibility and availability.

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Program Type

Price (up to 30 students)

Full Subsidy Free
Partial Subsidy $250
Actual Cost (open to any institution interested in paying true cost) $350

Program Offerings

See our program offerings for:

Grades One to Three

Nature in the City: From towering oaks housing sleeping creatures, to snakes hiding in the grass and bald eagles soaring above us, we are surrounded by diversity! Using a playful, participatory approach, we’ll use games, stories and songs themed around Toronto’s urban wilderness to explore and learn about the wild community at our doorsteps. Students will get in touch with their own animal senses and play nature detectives while seeking out Toronto's birds, insects and habitats on a virtual adventure with Evergreen staff. Activities are designed for students to share with their families and continue their learning at home.

Grades Four to Six

Everything is Connected: Even during this time of physical distancing, it's important to remember we are all connected to each other and to the natural world by a myriad of relationships. This digital excursion is all about exploring these connections. Find out how plants, insects, birds and humans share energy and habitats and are linked by complex and inspiring life cycles. Through a virtual hike, shared stories, live polls and games, students will explore their place in the interwoven ecosystem- and how they can help it thrive.

Grades Seven to Eight

Nature Mapping: Join us as we push the boundaries of indoor virtual excursions in pursuit of creativity and land-based learning. Through a virtual hike we’ll introduce students to Toronto’s most vital and vulnerable creatures, from bees who live in condos to resilient elms who survived their own pandemic. Utilizing ESRI GIS software, we’ll ask students to find and map critical ecological features in their neighbourhood which will allow us to combine data into a snapshot of place-based knowledge and create a local nature walk that can be shared and built upon.

Grades Nine to Twelve

Indigenous Land Connections: Join Brother Nature on an exploration of Indigenous land connections with a focus on urban agriculture. We’ll explore traditional techniques to gardening, learn about common native plants grown throughout the landscape, and dive into discussions on how plants can heal and nourish the mind and body. Using common household items, we’ll explore indoor gardening techniques, so you can plant, harvest and share in all seasons. Explore how knowledge of Indigenous gardening and cooking can be a powerful act of reconciliation.

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at school@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 x214