Environmental Education

What is environmental education?

Environmental education teaches students about how the planet's physical and biological systems work, and how we can create a more sustainable future. For a full definition of environmental education, see the policy document Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow.

How is environmental education taught in Ontario schools?

Environmental education uses environmental issues and topics as a theme to weave into all subjects and grades. This ensures all students will have many opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices they need to become environmentally literate citizens. There will also be opportunities for students to address environmental issues in their homes, in their local communities, or at the global level.