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ERIC Number: EJ895049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Four Season Programming for Ecological Stewardship
Krelove, Katie
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n3 p8-11 Spr 2008
As a nature interpreter who has had the pleasure to teach, learn from, and explore with many people of all ages, it is clear to this author that these young people represent among the best hope for the future of a valuable natural place in the heart of the City of Toronto that is constantly threatened--High Park. The park is multi-use: one can visit the historical home of the original landowners, fish or picnic by a 14-hectare pond, use sports facilities, walk dogs, or saunter along trails once used by the Iroquois people. The ecological integrity of the park is constantly threatened by a myriad of urban pressures. This article discusses how four-seasonal programming at Nature Centre allows children and families enrolled in this programming to see and learn from the fruits of their work over time and to realize the benefits of such programming. The enrollees are beginning to see a sense of accomplishment and connection to High Park, and the programming staff hope to instill in them a sense that their efforts make a difference to the long term well-being of the park, and to the city in general.
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)