News & Updates

Outdoor Environmental Education back in full force

We are so happy to have welcomed students back to Dundas Valley Conservation Area this past fall for the Environmental Education Program!

Staff had a busy start to the school year, working with 63 different classes and approximately 1500 students in the fall semester. For the majority of the students, this was their first field trip in at least three years and, for several students, the first time in a forest!

In addition to bringing the outdoors back into the Environmental Education Program, Education staff were also busy planning for March Break camps which saw a return to Dundas Valley this past week, and plans are also under way for Summer camps!

Classes are eager to participate in the hands-on programming, with the calendar filling up for the remaining of the school year.

As always, this programming wouldn’t be available without the support of our generous funders! Thank you to our donors for continuing to believe in conservation and ensuring that students continue to have the opportunity to learn about conservation hands-on and gain an appreciation for nature!

Thank you to the 2022-23 Donors to the Foundation’s Step Into Nature Fund in support of Outdoor Environmental Education:

  • CHML Children’s Fund
  • Darling Ingredients
  • Dobson-McKee Environmental Education Endowment at Hamilton Conservation Foundation
  • Hamilton Community Foundation:
    • The Dougher Community Fund
    • Edith Turner Foundation Fund
    • Ray Lowes Environmental Fund
    • W. Robert & Marion S. Shivas Conservation Trust Fund
  • Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association
  • TC Energy

And the many individual donors who support the Fund annually!

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