God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.
Genesis 1: 31
Welcome to the home of Outdoor and Environmental Education at the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
As countries around the world face complex environmental and social issues, there is a growing recognition that education has a key role to play. It is critical that we help students understand how our individual and collective behaviour affects the environment, and how environmentally responsible lifestyles can contribute to healthy, sustainable ecosystems.
Outdoor and Environmental education is a vital tool that helps young people understand the nature and complexity of environmental challenges and builds their capacity to take appropriate action. (Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, 2009)
At ALCDSB, we embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to environmental education, responsible and accountable environmental practices and our call to care for all of God’s creation.
A Child’s Prayer for the Earth
Thank you for the sun,
for all the things that like to fly,
the shining rain that turns grass green,
the earth we know -
the world unseen -
for stars and night, and once again
the every-morning sun. Amen.