Seasonal

Waterfront Explorations (May – June)

Grades: K-12 (Full Day)

Program: Seasonal

Curriculum Connections: CWS, GEO, HIS, SS, SCI, VA

Bring your students down to our 10 acre site to discover all avenues of the waterfront. Use this opportunity to have your students learn while exploring the outdoors.

Choose one of these program options to create your full day:

Option 1

On-Land
Visual Arts

(Choose one)
On-Land
Urban Studies

(Choose one)
Clay Fish (K-12)
Clay Fish provides students with the opportunity to learn about the properties of clay while using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture. Students will explore their knowledge of the need and characteristics of living things with a specific focus on aquatic life in Lake Ontario.
 
Clay Habitats (4-12)
While using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture, students will examine and learn about the characteristics of different environments, both land and water, as well as the factors affecting such environments.
 
Clay Underwater Creatures (4-8)
Clay Underwater Creatures provides students with the opportunity to learn about the properties of clay while using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture. Students will explore their knowledge of aquatic life in the Great Lakes, human-environment interactions in our ecosystem and the characteristics of living things.
Discover the Waterfront (K-6)
An explorative walk of Toronto’s Waterfront as it pertains to the local history, geography and environment.
 
Mapping and Orienteering (4-8)
Students will learn basic mapping techniques and engage with our site through an interactive orienteering activity!
 
Waterfront Revitalization (7-12)
Students will examine the evolution of Toronto’s waterfront, explore the site, assess the sustainability of the community, and look towards possible futures for the water’s edge

Option 2

On-Water On-Land
Visual Arts
or
Urban Studies

(Choose one)
Guided Boat Tour (K-12)
Anchors aweigh! Students experience Toronto’s waterfront on an hour-long expedition through the Inner Harbour. Our floating classroom will engage your students with relevant information about the history of the Harbour and get your students thinking about their own connection to water as a vital resource!
Adults above the
recommended 1:10 ratio
will be charged $8 each
for the boat tour.
Clay Fish (K-12)
Clay Fish provides students with the opportunity to learn about the properties of clay while using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture. Students will explore their knowledge of the need and characteristics of living things with a specific focus on aquatic life in Lake Ontario.
 
Clay Habitats (4-12)
While using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture, students will examine and learn about the characteristics of different environments, both land and water, as well as the factors affecting such environments.
 
Clay Underwater Creatures (4-8)
Clay Underwater Creatures provides students with the opportunity to learn about the properties of clay while using hand building techniques to create a clay sculpture. Students will explore their knowledge of aquatic life in the Great Lakes, human-environment interactions in our ecosystem and the characteristics of living things.
 
Discover the Waterfront (K-6)
An explorative walk of Toronto’s Waterfront as it pertains to the local history, geography and environment.
 
Mapping and Orienteering (4-8)
Students will learn basic mapping techniques and engage with our site through an interactive orienteering activity!
 
Waterfront Revitalization (7-12)
Students will examine the evolution of Toronto’s waterfront, explore the site, assess the sustainability of the community, and look towards possible futures for the water’s edge

SAFETY NOTICE
Waterfront Explorations at Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre, as well as passenger vessel operators, hold liability insurance. Prior to a voyage, departure safety announcements are required which include a demonstration of how to wear a life jacket and the locations of life saving devices. All vessels are Transport Canada Marine Safety inspected annually and carry sufficient life saving apparatus for the maximum number of permitted passengers. All vessels are operated by Transport Canada Marine Safety certified captains and crew. Testing to obtain such certificates include, but is not limited to; medical fitness, marine emergency training, first aid and navigation. Captains monitor regularly updated radio forecasts and determine if the weather is suitable enough for a voyage based on information from Environment Canada.