Outdoor Education Centres

Celebrating 50 Years at Laurie Lawson Outdoor Ed Centre

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board operates four outdoor education centres: Warsaw in Peterborough County, Goodrich Loomis near Brighton, Wilmot Creek near Orono and the Laurie Lawson near Cobourg.

The Board has taken a leadership role in promoting environmental education, environmental safety and a positive environmental ethic. At these outdoor education centres, KPR students learn environmental stewardship and obtain hands-on experience in environmental studies. Teachers complete bookings in late spring for the upcoming school year.

The Outdoor Education program provides students and teachers with the opportunity for outdoor experiences that will enrich the existing curriculum and develop a positive environmental ethic.  Each of the four day-use Outdoor Education Centres within the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is staffed by a qualified naturalist who, in co-operation with the teacher, encourages hands-on exploration and discovery.

Questions about the individual centres or programs can be directed to the appropriate Naturalist. Please use the links under Centres, in the menu to the right.      


To Register for the Outdoor Education Centres:

Please go to "KPR on the Web - Teaching and Learning Department" to register.