Wrigley Corners is a retrofitted two-room school that has been used as an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre (OEEC) for the last thirty years by the Waterloo Region District School Board. The two acres surrounding the Building have been naturalized into grassland, pond and forest habitats, making it a diverse living classroom.
At Wrigley Corners, we band birds, feed chickadees, run simulation activities and explore the ecology of our local environment. We have some of the region’s greatest biodiversity and most spectacular scenery on our doorstep. It is just waiting to be experienced by another generation of students.
The Centre is staffed by Outdoor and Environmental Education Specialist, Levi Moore (BES, M.Sc.).
Levi has spent considerable time in the field, working as a Wildlife Biologist, and enjoys bringing his experience to the activities offered at Wrigley Corners. Despite having a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography, and a Masters Degree in Biology, Levi gained most of his knowledge by “getting out there!” He hopes that, if nothing else, students who visit Wrigley Corners will be inspired to explore nature for themselves.
At Wrigley Corners, we focus primarily on Grades 7 to 12. Programs include Bird Banding, Pond Study, Forest Management and Population Studies.
2366 Spragues Rd., Ayr Ontario, N0B 1E0
The centre is located about 10 minutes south of Cambridge along Spragues Rd., halfway to Paris. Because the site has limited natural amenities, we use many local public properties for our programs.