Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education
Timeline for Completion: 2019-2020 school year
The program will give students of low-income families a chance to learn about nature, science and conservation.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation (RVCF) is giving students from disadvantaged classes, access to its outdoor education programs, during the 2019-2020 school year. As part of the initiative, tuition and transportation costs will be covered for all 12 participating schools from the city of Ottawa.
More than 10,000 elementary and secondary school students from all over are welcomed every year to the Outdoor Education programs at Baxter and Foley Mountain conservation areas. During that time, students attend sessions taught by certified teachers and get to experience nature while learning about science and conservation.
Winners are chosen through the Ministry of Education’s list of priority schools, which is based on national census income data. From there, the RVCF works with local school boards directly to figure out which schools would benefit more from the program.
- Website: https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/the-rideau-valley-conservation-foundation-gives-low-income-students-chance-to-discover-nature-1519934?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email
Project entered on: June 25, 2019 at 11:56 am