Watershed on Wheels

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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers fun, interactive programs that bring nature education to you at NO COST.

Watershed On Wheels (WOW) strives to provide students (and teachers!) with environmental education opportunities to complement the learning taking place in class.

Current virtual programming is available in three formats:

*Limited availability

Interested in what we offer once we can get back into the classroom? Find out more!

WOW E-LEARNING RESOURCES

Watershed on Wheels now offers e-learning resources for teachers — available for grades 1-6 and 8.

These are FREE digital resources that teachers can use with students to explore a topic within the WOW standard program suite.

cover page of TRCA Watershed on Wheels climate change e-learning resource
cover page of TRCA Watershed on Wheels needs of living things e-learning resource
cover page of TRCA Watershed on Wheels water cycle e-learning resource

Please refer to the descriptions of our WOW programs to gain insight into the topics covered.

NOTE: E-learning resources for TRCA’s Rain to Runoff program are also now available for schools and community groups. LEARN MORE.

Register below! Help us effectively track the distribution of these free resources. Each teacher should sign up for resources separately.

Get e-Learning Resources

Select your region using the buttons below to request Watershed on Wheels e-learning resources. Upon registering, you will receive an email within 2 business days with resource access details.

City of Toronto REQUEST RESOURCES
Region of Peel REQUEST RESOURCES
York Region REQUEST RESOURCES
Other Regions REQUEST RESOURCES

WOW LIVESTREAM PROGRAMS:
Nature in Your Classroom

Bring us into your classroom — virtually!

On WOW Wednesdays, our Watershed on Wheels educators are going live on YouTube with curriculum-connected lessons about the natural world!

TRCA educator leads Watershed on Wheels Nature in Your Classroom livestream session from restored meadow area using mobile phone and selfie stick

As you tune in, along with other classes and learning communities across the Greater Toronto Area, you and your students can ask questions in real-time during the livestream lesson*.

Nature in Your Classroom livestreams take place every other Wednesday, and the content will vary with every session depending on what grade we are addressing. No registration is needed — just tune into TRCA’s YouTube channel at 10:00 a.m.

*PLEASE NOTE: In the interest of fostering a healthy livestream chat conversation, we encourage teachers of virtual classrooms to screen-share with students rather than asking them to log in individually.

Watch Previous Livestream Sessions

Check our calendar for information on upcoming sessions:

Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Online
Pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats, and bees play a vital role in maintaining a healthy environment and sustainable food system. The Durham Master Gardeners will discuss some of our important native pollinators and the...
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online Webinar - Ages 6+
Did you know monarch butterflies migrate 4,800km to Mexico every fall? Join us during Pollinator Week to learn about the special relationship between monarchs and milkweed, the fascinating transformation of a monarch from egg to...
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Online Webinar - General Audience
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features. This presentation is intended for General Audiences: Beginner...
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Online Webinar - Ages 6+
Discover the diversity of native bees! Learn how to tell a bee from a wasp, and how to identify common bumble bees in the Greater Toronto Area. This program is intended for ages 6+: Beginner...

WOW INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:
Nature in Your Classroom

We currently offer Interactive Virtual Programs for classes in TRCA’s jurisdiction*. A TRCA educator will join your class virtually for an engaging WOW program. Spaces are limited.

*PLEASE NOTE: Program availability differs by region.

TRCA educator presents interactive virtual nature lesson to school class

Register for Interactive Virtual Programs:

Region of Peel: Grades K-8 GO TO BOOKING FORM
York Region Programs for York Region schools are now full*
City of Toronto Programs for Toronto schools are now full**

*To receive notification when registration for York Region becomes available, please email natalie.harder@trca.ca.
**To receive notification when registration for Toronto becomes available, please email raja.raudsepp@trca.ca.

WOW IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Unavailable at this time due to Covid-19 related restrictions

Watershed on Wheels brings all the necessary equipment to your classroom to engage students in a variety of fun, half-day nature learning experience. Check out our offerings:

BROWSE ALL WOW PROGRAMS


ARE YOU A TEACHER IN YORK REGION? PLEASE READ:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) delivers programs in the following municipalities of York Region: City of Markham, City of Vaughan, King Township, Town of Richmond Hill and Whitchurch-Stouffville. However, please note that some parts of York Region fall under the jurisdiction of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). If you are unsure whether your school falls within TRCA’s jurisdiction, you can use the map below to find out. For information on LSRCA education programs, please visit www.lsrca.on.ca/education.

TRCA Jurisdiction