ECHO is a captivating Land-based program for students in grades 1–6, seamlessly blending STEM education with cultural understanding and a deep connection to the environment.

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Dates TBA


Grades 1–6


U of T’s St George Campus

Program Fee

$175 per session

Program Highlights

  • Holistic Learning Approach: ECHO combines Engineering, Creativity, Hands-on activities, and the Outdoors to nurture curiosity and provide a comprehensive STEM education.

  • Cultural Fusion: ECHO blends Indigenous and Western knowledge with outdoor exploration and captivating STEM concepts, fostering cultural appreciation and understanding.

  • Land-based Knowledge: Dive into Land-based knowledge and innovation through engaging activities that deepen your connection to the environment.

  • Respect for the Land: Explore STEM topics while building profound respect for the environment and meaningful relationships with the Land.

Full Description

Unearth the extraordinary with ECHO, a captivating Land-based STEM program designed for students in grades 1-6. ECHO seamlessly blends Indigenous wisdom, Western knowledge, outdoor exploration, and thrilling STEM concepts.

Rooted in Engineering, Creativity, Hands-on learning, and the great Outdoors, ECHO welcomes all curious learners. Guided by our dedicated instructors and mentors, students venture into urban outdoor spaces, discovering deep connections between nature, culture, and STEM.

As they immerse themselves, students develop a profound environmental appreciation while nurturing critical thinking and teamwork. Join our passionate team of instructors, including Indigenous and Non-Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, on the beautiful University of Toronto's St George campus.

ECHO is open to students currently in Grades 1-6 for the 2023/2024 academic year. Immerse your young explorer in ECHO and watch them thrive, bridging Indigenous and Western knowledge, embracing cultural appreciation, and delving into the captivating world of STEM.

Program Details


Winter Session

Week 1: January 20, 2024

Week 2: January 27, 2024

Week 3: February 3, 2024

Week 4: February 10, 2024


Saturdays - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*

*We offer before care (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) and after care (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) free of charge for students in grades 1–6.


This program is offered to students in Grades 1-6 (2023/2024 academic year.)

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering for one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register. If you are successful in getting a spot in the workshop, your spot will be held for you as you complete the registration form, so no need to rush.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.


If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.


$175 per session.

Cancellation Policy

A refund or a credit, less a $35 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. To find out more about our bursary application process and to apply, please click here.

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Updates for the 2024 season are coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.