The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Low Water Status

Community Education Programs

Community Programs

Our education team offers programmed learning opportunities for children, youth and adults, enhancing participants connections to the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed in areas where they live, learn, work and play.

Through activities that are experiential, engaging, and age-appropriate, community programming seeks to raise participants’ awareness and appreciation, increase knowledg​e and skills, and develop an understanding of environmental, conservation and sustainability issues.​​​

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A family leisurely strolls through the forest, creating a heartwarming scene. A young boy sits on his dad's shoulders, his face beaming with joy, while a young girl holds her mom's hand, captivated by the enchanted surroundings.
In the summer, a group of young adults strolls through the forest, each equipped for the adventure - one carries a map, another hold binoculars while a third playfully wields a stick, ready for exploration.
One child carefully observes bugs in a mason jar using a magnifying glass, while other children watch with curiosity.
In the forest, young children explore with curiosity - one with a magnifying glass examining the surroundings, one child holds a blue net, and another child carries a mason jar filled with grasses and other treasures.
On a bright summer day, four children gather huddled together beside a large tree in the forest. One child holds a magnifier in his hand, while all four children laugh and enjoy themselves in the natural surroundings.
On a bright sunny day, a young boy and a girl crouch down on a log examining the river below with a magnifier.

Forest School Summer Camp

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Will we examine animal tracks? Explore the critters in the pond? Investigate insects in the meadow? Each day is a new adventure! Forest school offers children aged 4 to 10 the opportunity to experience nature through a variety of hands-on and play based opportunities.

During March Break camp, two adolescents enjoy a winter adventure as one comfortably sits on the kick sled while the other stands just behind him after energetically propelling the sled forward.

March Break Camp

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Celebrate the last week of winter at Spring into Scanlon March Break Camp. Make new friends and have fun exploring the forest during this week-long outdoor adventure!

Amidst a snow-covered landscape, children joyfully play, with one child standing in the embrace of a towering tree, reveling in the winter fun.

"Pop Up" Scanlon School

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Just because school is out doesn’t mean learning has to stop! Your child will follow their curiosities, make new friends and learn through our hands-on curriculum-linked outdoor education activities.​

Check for new dates when school is cancelled.

On an autumn day, a child donned in a yellow vest, stands beside a tree, peering through binoculars with curiosity.

​Explore outdoors with Nature Backpacks

Nature backpacks are available at select libraries ​to help you and your family get outside and explore. Find out more about nature backpacks, where to find one and how you can build your own!​

Lake Simcoe Sessions Podcast

Lake Simcoe Sessions Podcast

The Lake Si​mcoe Sessions Podcast is an audio learning journey, where you will have the chance to hear about how climate change is impacting us locally here in the Lake Simcoe Region.

Help Us Build a New Nature Centre!

Our partners at the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation have launched the Connect Campaign to build an incredible new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek

Find out more about the Connect Campaign​

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phone icon   Who to Contact 

Education Tea​m
1-800-465-0437 Toll free

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Nature Centre
Outreach Education
Participant Information

School and Community Programming or Nature Centre Rentals:

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Booking Request
(School and Community Programming or Nature Centre Rentals)
Participant Information​
Map to the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre​
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