Secondary Level Programs

TRCA’s secondary level programs are designed to engage and inspire, while making curriculum-connections and linking back to the classroom.

Bring learning to life in authentic and inspiring environments with highly skilled and trained education and environmental or heritage professionals.

Secondary level programs are available in 5 formats. Choose the one that best suits your students’ needs, or combine a few options for a custom and immersive educational experience:

Field Trips

Overnight Field Trips

In-Class Programs

Volunteer Hours 

Credit Courses

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Field Trips

The following locations provide exciting secondary-level programming utilizing unique resources, highly trained staff and conservation lands. SHSM certifications are also available at these locations:

Albion Hills Field Centre

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Claremont Nature Centre

Kortright Centre for Conservation

Lake St. George Field Centre

Tommy Thompson Park

Overnight Field Trips

Overnight, immersive and memorable curriculum-linked excursions for secondary students are available at:

Albion Hills Field Centre

Claremont Nature Centre

Lake St. George Field Centre

In-Class Programs

Our highly trained and OCT-certified teachers bring the resources right to your classroom and run a program for you, right in the comfort of your own school. These subsidized programs fill up quickly, so avoid disappointment and book well in advance:

Watershed on Wheels

Volunteer Hours Programming

Theses programs take place outside of school hours (typically over the summer) and provide secondary level students a wide variety of experiences working in conservation, on environmental projects. Hours earned vary by program. Registrations fill up quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment!:

Conservation Youth Corp (CYC)

Girls Can Too

Credit Courses

Take credits outside of the classroom and into authentic environments:

Boyd Archaeological Field School 

Earn an Ontario high school credit (IDC4U) in two weeks doing REAL ARCHAEOLOGY this summer!

The 40th season of Boyd Archaeological Field School will take place from July 14th to 30th, 2017 at Claremont Nature Centre located in Pickering (Ontario), Canada.

Students will complete a Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies Credit (IDC4U) while participating in all aspects of an actual excavation.

In this unique experiential course, students will receive instruction in:

  • all basic techniques of archaeological field work
  • hands-on activities, such as flintknapping and other ancient technologies
  • classroom sessions from our certified teachers and professional archaeologists
  • guest lectures from leading experts in archaeological disciplines
  • indigenous perspectives from First Nations’ educators

Whether or not students plan to pursue a career in archaeology, this total immersion course will challenge them to perform at new levels of achievement in a team environment.


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A $200 deposit is required to hold your booking. Full payment is due by June 24, 2017.

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