The School of Cities’ Student Academy "Creative Cities" working group will hold an Urban Outdoor Education Day on June 12, 2019 in Scarborough, Ontario.
The Urban Outdoor Education Day will provide elementary students with an opportunity to learn about the historical, cultural and environmental significance of east Toronto’s waterways and green spaces.The eastern Toronto waterways and green spaces make up the southern base of Canada’s only national urban park – Parks Canada’s Rouge National Urban Park.
The Urban Outdoor Education Day will also feature indigenous education sessions, environmental awareness activities, and guided nature walks along Lake Ontario on the Pan Am Path; a network of over 80 kilometres of multi-use recreational trails connecting Toronto’s neighbourhoods (a legacy of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games).
The School of Cities Urban Outdoor Education Day has been organized by the School of Cities student academy members in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and Parks Canada.
The Urban Outdoor Education Day would not have been possible without generous support and funding from the University of Toronto’s School of Cities.