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ERIC Number: EJ899649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Building a Trail, Building Character
Elgie, Bill; MacLean, Ross; Dykstra, Rebecca
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n1 p4-6 Aut 2007
In Grade 9, Upper Canada College (UCC) students participate in a week-long outdoor education program in Halton Region, west of Toronto. This week is the culmination of over 60 days of total outdoor education programming between Senior Kindergarten and Grade 9. Activities during the expedition include moving water canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, orienteering, and rock climbing. As part of this week-long outdoor education adventure, all Grade 9 students spend half a day doing environmental service work for some group or organization operating in the expedition area. These projects help protect and preserve the natural areas of north Halton Region, and the students are able to give back something to the area they are travelling through. This article focuses on a large-scale project undertaken by UCC students with the goal of restoring one of the most highly used sections of the Bruce Trail in order to allow it to remain open to the public.
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: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Toronto)