Programs for Residents

Kids & Schools

It's never too early for kids to get involved in learning about our environment and how to care for it.

In this section, you’ll find information about a variety of programs and events designed just for kids, resources for parents and teachers, and some cool green things for kids to do and make. 

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The Great Waters Challenge!

The Great Waters Challenge - an online participative challenge about water is open for registration!  Designed as a game with $5000 worth of exciting prizes to be won by top players, the challenge inspires youth to uncover stories about how Canada's identity is connected to its waterways in the lead up to Canada’s 150th.  If you are under 30 years of age, living in a Canadian province or territory, take the challenge and become a player by registering at: www.waterlution.org/gwc16. You can also sign up as a school team to win great prizes for your class or school.

Children's Gardens, Farms, Programs and more

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Eco Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday at High Park. The Children's Eco Program offers themed birthday parties. Choose a Garden, Hiking or Cooking Party or let staff know if there’s a special theme your Birthday Sprout is looking for.

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Franklin Children's Garden

An interactive garden for kids and families on Centre Island. The Franklin Children's Garden is inspired by Franklin the Turtle. The garden is divided into six sections where children can enjoy gardening, storytelling, and visits with seven child-accessible sculptures from the Franklin the Turtle series.

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Riverdale Farm

Riverdale Farm has buildings, livestock, gardens and natural surroundings that reflect a typical, small Ontario farm of the late 19th to early 20th century.

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Far Enough Farm

Meet ponies, rabbits, sheep, chickens, and other barnyard creatures at this year-round hobby farm and petting zoo. A traditional Centre Island attraction, the farm is fun for people of all ages.

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High Park Zoo

The High Park Zoo dates back to the 1890s when its paddocks were used to house deer. Today the zoo's nine paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, deer, highland cattle and sheep.

More eco programming for kids & schools

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EcoKids

Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids program is an award winning environmental website for kids and teachers.

Check out the eco-games, activities and contests for kids. Teachers will also find lots of practical classroom tools and resources.

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TRCA's Learning Programs

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) is a leader in environmental education and has been delivering innovative learning programs since 1954. Bring your class to one of our unique facilities for a day trip or overnight visit. Learn more.  

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EcoSchools

The Ontario EcoSchools certification program helps schools to set goals to reduce their impact on the environment and recognizes schools for excellence in environmental learning and action. Schools may apply to be certified as an EcoSchool through an annual certification process which assesses and recognizes accomplishments awarding bronze, silver, gold or platinum for achievements in environmental education.

Is your school an EcoSchool? Find out how to become one! Certification information for TDSB schools.

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Evergreen's Children's Programs

Evergreen offers a wide range of programs and initiatives that invite young Canadians to discover nature first-hand—at their schools, in their communities and at home with their families.

Children's programming includes outdoor learning, play and school ground greening. Activities at Evergreen Brick Works offer an opportunity to experience nature in the heart of the city through weekend family programs, camps and youth leadership programs. Learn more