Education and Community Learning
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is leading education and community learning initiatives for The Meadoway.
Significant milestones completed include:
- The development of a three-phase school program
- A comprehensive mapping analysis of communities along The Meadoway corridor using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved with education and community learning initiatives: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools along the corridor are participating in The Meadoway with Schools program.
In this three-phase, curriculum-linked school program, students grow native plants in their classrooms, take class field trips to The Meadoway to support restoration and stewardship activities, and take part in follow-up learning experiences back at school.
Canadian newcomers will also be engaged in The Meadoway through education programs in nearby English as a Second Language schools.
To participate in The Meadoway with Schools program, please contact us at email@example.com.
Here’s how the program works:
PHASE 1: GROWING PLANTS!
In the winter, classes will receive a Grow Kit to help grow plants from seed. Classroom teachers and their students will be responsible for planting and caring for the seeds/seedlings.
PHASE 2: FIELD TRIP
Our team will coordinate a field trip for classes to visit The Meadoway in May. In addition to getting their hands dirty in The Meadoway, students will participate in a variety of nature-based activities. The entire field trip will take place outside and will be 1.5 to two hours in length.
PHASE 3: ONGOING LEARNING
Students will continue to strengthen their sense of connection with The Meadoway after the field trip.
In June, our team will visit the school to build upon the field trip experience. If a school is interested, we can help coordinate a planting event in the school yard using some of the plants grown in the classroom. We will provide all of the required tools to facilitate this planting event.
We will lead alternative activities if a school planting is not possible.
This session will take place entirely outside and will last approximately 45 minutes. Upon receiving the field trip booking request, we will arrange a suitable time for a visit.
Post-secondary students and community groups can be engaged in The Meadoway through educational workshops. Our team will visit your group to explain why The Meadoway matters and how it will enhance the landscape for plants, people, and wildlife.
Community groups from The Meadoway area can also request a group visit to see this restoration project in action, pending staff availability.
To plan a workshop or a visit to The Meadoway, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.