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. Within the natural environment, in 2014-2015 over 6500 of our students took part in Outdoor and Environmental Education programming at our Outdoor Education Centres. Engagement levels are high at our 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. In 2013/2014, 31 schools within ALCDSB achieved certification ranging from bronze to silver to gold and even one platinum level Ecoschool! In 2014/2015 ALCDSB remains eco-strong with 31 new schools receiving certification.
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