At ALCDSB we embrace our call to be stewards of God's Gift of Creation. In the context of student success, stewardship takes on a holistic meaning encompassing stewardship of the environment, self and those around us. With this in mind, Outdoor and Environmental Education programming within the ALCDSB seeks to engage our students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, in authentic, integrated learning experiences within the natural environment and within the school community. Engagement levels are high at our Outdoor Centres as students are physically active while exploring the interconnectedness of living things.
Within the school community our students continue to participate in Ontario Ecoschools, a rigorous, province-wide certification program which is the vehicle for the Ministry of Education's Policy Framework for Environmental Education in Ontario Schools. The Ontario Ecoschools program places eco-action directly within the sphere of student influence leading to a sense of empowerment and meaningful participation in the local community.
For more information on Ontario Eco Schools, please visit: www.ontarioecoschools.org
At Our Lady of Lourdes we are proud to participate in the Ontario EcoSchools Program. As a Gold certified school we are committed to nurturing environmental leaders, reducing the ecological impact of schools,
and building an environmentally responsible school community. To do this we have a strong and vibrant EcoTeam and Greening Team, both of which provide leadership opportunities for our students. We are also very proud to work in partnership with The Loving Spoonful-Grow Project and Lakeside Community Gardens.
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