The Meadoway Schools Program
Hundreds of students and teachers along the corridor are helping to bring nature back to their neighbourhoods. You can too!
In this three-phase, curriculum-linked school program, students grow native plants in their classrooms, take part in an in-school interactive learning experience, and take class field trips to The Meadoway to support restoration and stewardship activities.
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 Schools program, please contact us at email@example.com.
Here’s how the program works:
PHASE 1: GROWING PLANTS
In the winter, classes receive a Grow Kit to help grow plants from seed. Classroom teachers and their students are responsible for planting and caring for the seeds/seedlings.
PHASE 2: IN-SCHOOL VISIT
In the spring, our team visits the school to build upon the plant-growing experience. Through games and activities, students learn more about The Meadoway and its importance.
If a school is interested, we can help coordinate a planting in the schoolyard using some of the plants grown in the classroom, or we can transplant seedlings into larger pots to encourage continued growth in the classroom.
This session takes place both indoors and outdoors, and lasts about an hour.
PHASE 3: FIELD TRIP
Students enjoy a field trip to The Meadoway to get their hands dirty planting classroom-grown plants and participate in a variety of nature-based activities.
The entire field trip takes place outdoors, and is 1.5 to two hours in length
Upon completion of the field trip, students will have a personal connection to this unique space and are encouraged to visit with family and friends to share all that they have learned about The Meadoway!
Our team runs high-energy, engaging workshops and events for community groups and the general public.
If you are nature lover, local community member, post-secondary instructor, or are interested in The Meadoway project in any capacity, we would love to meet you!
Choose from three options:
1. Join us at a public event!
Our team runs free public nature hikes, talks, citizen science programs, and other interpretive events throughout the year. Check out our event page or sign up for The Meadoway newsletter to learn more.
2. Book a talk!
TRCA staff will visit your group or organization to explain why The Meadoway matters and how it will enhance the landscape for plants, people, and wildlife. We can cater talks for adults, post-secondary students, or for families with children.
3. Book a visit to The Meadoway!
Request a group site visit to see this restoration project in action, pending staff availability. Groups can come on a guided tour of a site in The Meadoway, or participate in an enhancement activity such as a cleanup, invasive species removal or wildflower planting.
To schedule a talk or visit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.