Education

The research and scientific study of our natural and cultural heritage that takes place at rare feeds a Chain of Learning which builds knowledge and a sense of wonderment from the most senior scientist to the youngest of student, and the public alike.
 

ECO (Every Child Outdoors) School Modules

The school-based and youth environmental education program at rare is called Every Child Outdoors: a name which signifies our belief that all children deserve a chance to be active in nature . By working with school and community groups, we have brought more than 4000 youth to our property for hands-on environmental learning opportunities tailored to fit with school curriculum. Not only do these opportunities build critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills, they help young people form a bond with the natural world, encouraging them to be better custodians of the landscape.

Lead by ecological experts and certified teachers, our modules have received rave reviews from parents, teachers and students alike. Feel free to review our Every Child Outdoors program offerings below and sign up to get your local school or community group involved with education at rare:

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ECO (Every Child Outdoors) Camps

The school-based and youth environmental education program at rare is called Every Child Outdoors: a name which signifies our belief that all children deserve a chance to be active in nature . By working with school and community groups, we have brought more than 4000 youth to our property for hands-on environmental learning opportunities tailored to fit with school curriculum. Not only do these opportunities build critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills, they help young people form a bond with the natural world, encouraging them to be better custodians of the landscape.

Lead by ecological experts and certified teachers, our programs have received rave reviews from parents, teachers and students alike. Feel free to review our Every Child Outdoors program offerings below and sign up to get your local school or community group involved with education at rare:

In collaboration with:

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Community Events at rare

Home to over 24 habitat types, rare is an ideal location for curriculum based outdoor programming.  Module design is such that students will visit different habitat areas of rare as they return each year – covering a myriad of topics.  Guided hikes, lectures, gardening workshops and evening Owl Prowls are just the beginning. To learn more, visit our community events listings, or take a look at our trails and explore the Reserve at your own pace.  Experiencing rare in such a way will provide students with the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, values, and motivation necessary to become responsible environmental citizens.  The “bigger picture” will be a key underlying theme to rare’s programming.  Students will understand that the actions of today will greatly affect the outcomes of tomorrow.

The modules provided at rare are helping to bridge the gap between the classroom and the natural environment through experiential, investigative, hands-on learning, designed and facilitated by our Lead Educator and Program Facilitator, a certified teacher with experience developing and delivering environmental education programs.

Click here to review the general public program offerings at rare.

 

– Photo by Peter Kelly.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336