Everyone, from anywhere, is welcome to join us on the Pathway. Parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, youth leaders, or individual young people can get involved in this project that benefits any community. We’re all working together to build long-lasting health and resilience.
If you’re new to outdoor activities, you can pick up great ideas from others. If you’re a seasoned veteran, you can share your ideas and skills. Pathway Landmarks are a simple place to begin to build and sustain caring, connected communities.
Take a look at the Landmark pages to find lots of ideas for age-linked activities. Our ‘Activities Centre’ has more ideas for activities submitted by participants.
We encourage families to include Landmark activities in your daily routines. When a range of ages participate in family activities together, everyone benefits – you can all learn from each other. Need ideas? See what others are doing. Need help? Check out the dropdown ‘Resources’ section for each Landmark on the website’s ‘Landmarks‘ page, and see the many helpful videos in our ‘Video Centre‘. We also hold periodic family workshops and special events on many different topics. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to hear all about them.
Schools, Early Learning Centres and Other Groups
Pathway Landmarks are linked to the Ontario Curriculum for each grade. They include opportunities for outdoor learning and for older grades, encourage community involvement and leadership skills.
Need ideas? See what others are doing in our ‘Activity Centre’. Need help? Check out the dropdown ‘Resources’ section for each Landmark on the website’s ‘Landmarks‘ page, and the many helpful videos in our ‘Video Centre‘. We also hold periodic workshops for educators on many different topics. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to hear all about them.
'Getting Started' Videos
Experienced Outdoor Learning Consultants have prepared some excellent advice for educators who may feel hesitant to take kids outdoors.
Check out our ‘Getting Started’ videos to learn why outdoor learning is so important for child development, how to teach outdoors comfortably and safely, and the benefits of integrating Indigenous insights into outdoor experiences.
We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting this project.