Empowering Students, Teachers, and Parents for Environmental Understanding and Reciprocity

Providing students, teachers and parents with the tools needed to understand and explore the environment, making space for diverse ways of knowing and being. We inform students and classroom teachers of Indigenous histories and the current effects of colonialism in Canada to encourage living together in reciprocity. We believe that sustainability can be reached if we recognize that people are a part of the environment and work together towards reconciliation and responsible stewardship.

More than 22,500  students have gone through Every Child Outdoors (ECO), our school-based and youth environmental education program, delivering curriculum-based education programs and camps from Junior Kindergarten through grade 12, including programs that allow students to mirror the research and monitoring activities conducted at rare.

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World spinning

Field Trips

Students and teachers engage in curriculum-based outdoor education, fostering a connection with nature. With over 24 habitat types, our hands-on programs develop environmental responsibility and highlight the impact of today's actions on tomorrow's outcomes.

Field Trips at rare

In-School Programs

Our In-School Programs offer opportunities for students and teachers to engage in curriculum-based learning outside the classroom, emphasizing the importance of outdoor education for all ages through hands-on experiences.

In School Programs

Community Programs

Community members and groups have the opportunity to engage in nature-based learning. Our hands-on, experiential outdoor education programs are designed for all ages, including youth groups, clubs, homeschoolers, day camps and adult groups. Visit rare with your group and enjoy the fun of outdoor learning! Explore our available community education programs below.

Community Programs at rare
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Volunteer with our Education team and help out with our curriculum-linked field trips, ECO Camps, educational events and more! A vulnerable sector police check is required to volunteer with the education team. Please contact Istafa Sufi for further information on how to get involved.

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