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Environmental Education for Educators

The Region of Peel offers a variety of free and interactive opportunities for students, teachers and community groups to become more aware of environmental issues and initiatives in their community.

Water Education

Peel's Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility – Book It
This guided tour of our leading-edge water and wastewater treatment facilities showcases how water and wastewater are treated in Peel. Want more information.

  • Open to Grade 8 and up
  • Offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Peel Water Story Bus Tour – Book It
Join us on a full day tour of Peel's natural and human water systems outlined in the Peel Water Story curriculum resource. Along the route you will meet experts in the field who bring to life water concepts covered in the classroom. Please note that availability is limited and conditions may apply. Want more information.

  • Open to Grades 5 and up
  • Offered Fridays

Water Education Workshop - Book It

These interactive and curriculum-connected workshops help students understand how water and wastewater are treated in Peel and the importance of water conservation. Workshops are open to Kindergarten to Grade 8 students and are offered Monday through Friday. Workshops are inclusive of different learning styles and can be further accommodated based on student needs.

Kindergarten / Grade 1
Through interactive activities and a lively puppet show students learn about where their water comes from and how they can save water at home and at school.

Grade 2 / Grade 3
Students follow Dew Drop on his water and wastewater treatment adventures and learn about water conservation through an interactive puppet show.

Grade 4 / Grade 5
Through dramatic arts and hands-on activities students discover how the Region of Peel treats their water and wastewater, and what can and cannot be put down the different types of sewers.

Grade 6 / Grade 7
Students examine their personal water consumption and discuss how changes in their behaviour can impact the water and wastewater treatment processes.

Grade 8
Through an in-depth look at treatment processes in Peel, students delve deeper into the topic of water quality, the benefits of tap water and their role as stewards in both the natural and human water cycles.

Waste Education

Waste Reduction Tours – Book It
Through the use of hands-on learning activities, students will learn about waste management practices and the importance of waste reduction. This full day tour will include a tour of both the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility and the Brampton Community Recycling Centre.

  • Open to Grades 3 and up
  • Offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Waste Reduction Workshops:

A unique curriculum-connected workshop has been developed for each grade, engaging students through interactive learning and guided inquiry. Programs are inclusive of different learning styles and can be further accommodated based on student needs.

  • Open to Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • Offered Monday – Friday

Kindergarten / Grade 1 / Grade 2
Through songs, games, and storybooks, students are introduced to the 3R's and learn how to recycle correctly in the Region of Peel.

Grade 3
Students delve into the process of composting and learn how nature turns organic waste into soil.

Grade 4 / Grade 5 / Grade 6
By investigating the secret lifecycle of everyday products, students discover the importance of the 3Rs and how to tackle issues like food waste, over-packaging, and resource use in their own lives.

Grade 7 / Grade 8
In Grade 7, students investigate how technology affects the environment by learning about electronics and strategies to reduce e-waste. The Grade 8 workshop focuses on consumerism and the environmental impact of systems that create and deliver goods.

Grade 9 / Grade 10 / Grade 11 / Grade 12
These workshops give students insight into the materials economy, highlighting the environmental impact of producing goods like food, electronics, packaging, and clothing. Students examine the pros and cons of waste solutions like recycling, and explore the role of industry, government, and individual choices in reducing resource use and waste.

If you are interested in engaging your whole school, please consider a Whole School Waste Reduction Challenge.

Whole School Waste Reduction Challenges

Looking for support making long term environmental change in your school?

The Region of Peel's Whole School Waste Reduction Challenges offer school communities an opportunity to address waste reduction through hands-on learning and action. This engaging program is designed to inspire change in waste practices and foster critical thinking about waste issues.

Schools may choose from two themes:

  • Recycle Right
  • Wasteless Lunch

Each theme includes a fully facilitated whole school waste audit and fun school challenges to motivate improved waste practices and educational activities that help to reinforce the importance of waste reduction.

  • Brampton Schools:
    Contact 905-791-7800 ext. 4409 or email us
  • Mississauga Schools:
    Contact Ecosource at 905-274-6222 or email campaigns@ecosource.ca
  • Caledon Schools:
    For inquiries please contact ecoCaledon at 905-584-7336 or email info@ecocaledon.org

The Great Gulp Registration is now OPEN

The Region of Peel sponsors 'The Great Gulp' campaign to help create awareness about the importance of Peel drinking water in our lives. Find out more about The Great Gulp event.

Peel Children's Water Festival  

Discover the importance of water through hands-on interactive learning at the Peel Children's Water Festival; an annual event that brings together expertise, educators and other community partners. Find out more about the Water Festival .


teachgreeninpeel.ca is a searchable website designed to help Peel teachers find local programs and activities to engage students in environmental learning.

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Revised: Friday December 21 2018


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