Teacher Tools & Resources

Staff at TRCA’s field centres will help guide you through all aspects of the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program and will provide the information and support you’ll need to enjoy successful experience with your students.

PLANNING TOOLS

Ready to start planning your class trip to the field centre? We’ve assembled all the information, tools and forms you’ll need to prepare.

 START PLANNING

Students conducting a schoolyard flora and fauna study

PROGRAM RESOURCES

We have created a variety of resources to guide and support both teachers and students taking part in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program.

Program Guides

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow teachers guide
PROGRAM GUIDE FOR TEACHERS

This guide is to be used in combination with additional teacher resources found on this website, the Eco Adventure Guide for students, supplies provided in the Classroom Action Kit, and other site-specific materials and planning guides provided by the outdoor centre.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE.

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow students eco adventure guide
ECO ADVENTURE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS

This guide leads students through all phases of the program and gets them thinking about what it takes to become an environmental leader.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE.

Lesson Plans

Once your class has returned from the field centre visit, the next step is to begin organizing an action project.

You can use one of our ready-made project plans (below), connect with a local citizen science organization, or encourage your students to come up with an idea of their own!

 Check out our NEWS FEED to see what other EnviroLeaders have done!

Extension Activities

Looking for a great way to continue the learning back at school in addition to completing your action project?  Try one of the following extension activities with your class.

Got a great idea for a lesson plan or extension activity? Contact Amy Thurston with more info!

students in the classroom at Lake St. George Field Centre

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In addition to taking advantage of the resources made available by Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow, you may find inspiration for lesson plans and extension activities by investigating what other environmental and educational organizations have to offer.

We’ve listed some examples below to help you get started. Looking for something in particular? Contact us!

David Suzuki Foundation logo Download a copy of the David Suzuki Foundation‘s Connecting Youth With Nature teaching guide HERE.
Earth Day Canada logo Planning an Earth Day program or event? Find information, opportunities and resources HERE.
ecosource_logo_square Ecosource and York University offer a unique sustainability education for teachers program, covering topics such as food systems, waste and stewardship. LEARN MORE.
Eco Spark Nature Academy logo EcoSpark‘s Nature Academy is now accepting registrations for upcoming workshops. LEARN MORE.
Evergreen logo Check out Evergreen‘s Greening School Grounds program and gain access to lesson plans and other free online resources. LEARN MORE.
Green Teacher logo Green Teacher Magazine publishes a handy listing of upcoming webinars. LEARN MORE.
Learning for a Sustainable Future Natural Curiosity logo Learning for a Sustainable Future, in collaboration with Natural Curiosity, offers a variety of professional development institutes. LEARN MORE.