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Dynamic and alternative field trips at Harbourfront Centre
Kids discover Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits

TORONTO, ON (May 20, 2010) – Anchors aweigh! Spring into summer on a tour of Lake Ontario. A great way to bring the school year to an end, Harbourfront Centre’s Education Afloat School Visits programme lets students explore Toronto’s waterfront while being outdoors.

Designed to complement school curriculum, Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits educators work with teachers to draft the goals and outcomes of each Education Afloat field trip. Available to students from kindergarten to grade 12, a range of grade-appropriate activities are offered both on land and/or on water, for a full day ($13/student) or half-day ($10/student).

School Visits has been offering this diverse and contemporary Urban Studies programme for over 25 years and because of its popular it hosts over 3,500 kids every year through May and June.


Grades K-3: Discover Toronto’s Waterfront Community!
Grades 4-8: Toronto’s Waterfront: An explorative walk of Toronto’s waterfront as it pertains to the local history, geography and environment.
Grades 7-12: Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront: Discover the past and present of Toronto’s waterfront during an exploratory walk of the site; assess the condition of Toronto’s waterfront today.

Grades K-4: Activities focused on aquatic habits, the needs of living things and adaptation.
Grades 5-8: Activities focused on human and natural environments.
Grades 9-12: Activities focused on environmental and human impact.

Option 3: BOAT TOUR
Grades K-12: An hour-long expedition through Toronto’s Inner Harbour and island lagoons.

“It was an excellent day! I can't think of any improvements” said one teacher after the programme last year; “The programme was well run and well organized. The communication was clear and so were the expectations,” said another.

A limited time Spring Special offers teachers who book visits between May 3-21, 2010 the discounted rate of $12 per student for the full-day programme.

For additional information on School Visits, visit or call the School Visits at 416-973-4091.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.


Media Contact:
Rosie Shaw

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