Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Creating Habitat Through the Seasons Project
This project engaged Markham residents in habitat creation and developed new environmental programs for the Markham Museum. New Canadian residents at the Markham North language centre learned about local wildlife and habitat during in-class lessons and field trips to the Markham Museum. During the winter and spring field trips, participants built backyard bird feeders, planted native wildflowers and toured habitat features highlighted by the Environmental GeoTour. Four educational toolkits were created for the Markham Museum, including hands on activities and lesson plans, to engage future visitors during summer camps, school visits and community events.