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Scanlon School

"Pop Up" Scanlon School

Just because school is out doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Our team of Ontario Certified Teachers (OCT), Forest School Practitioners and Outdoor Education Specialists are geared up to provide a positive learning experience for students during temporary school closures.

Students will explore the forests, meadows and wetlands at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area as they learn through our hands-on curriculum-linked outdoor education activities.

In a winter forest setting, three children crouch down on a path, their expressions filled with curiosity as they discover something intriguing along the snowy trail.


Please note, this program is only offered when/if school closures occur. Please check back for registration information in the future.

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Follow your curiosities! Student interests will lead the way for our daily activities.​ Some activity highlights include:

  • Participate in outdoor education programs including orienteering, wildlife tracking, shelter building and more.
  • Have fun and make new friends through a variety of outdoor games and various nature-based activities.
  • There are also games, books, crafts, worksheets and animal artifacts for you to explore during down time (and during extreme weather!) in the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre.

Additional Information

  • Spaces are limited and registration is on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Registrations for days on which schools are re-opened will be eligible for a full refund

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

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Nature Centre
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School and Community Programming or Nature Centre Rentals:

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Booking Request
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Participant Information​
Map to the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre​
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