TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) is an educational program which provides hands-on experiences for youth interested in the intersections of Indigenous and western sciences. TRACKS is based out of the Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences Program (IESS) of Trent University, under the umbrella of the Kawartha World Issues Centre and supported by First People's House of Learning. TRACKS consists of two distinct but connected programs: Outreach & Education and Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.
TRACKS Outreach & Education runs a wide variety of educational programs throughout the calendar year for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in grades K-12.
Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our March Break week-long camp this year! Registration will open on February 7th at 5pm. WAITLIST SIGN UP ONLY!Learn More
Sign up your camper to join TRACKS on April 24th for a Spring PA Day! Registration opens on April 10th at 5pm.Learn More
Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our first session of Summer Camp this year! Registration opens on February 14th at 5pm.Learn More
Sign up your camper to join TRACKS for our second session of Summer Camp this year! Registration opens on February 14th at 5pm.Learn More
TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous high school aged youth, providing them with valuable training and leadership development opportunities.
Back by popular demand, TRACKS is so excited to once again offer our limited-time workshop in the ROM Travelling Planetarium, Giizhigoong (Sky World), from May 11-15th!Learn More
During the month of June, TRACKS will be offering a fun & active field trip opportunity for teachers and students in Grade 1 to 8!Learn More
Invite us into your school, or if you are looking to deepen your TRACKS experience, consider booking your class for a half or full day program at Trent University, where the wetlands, labs and tipi are our classroom!
This Winter/Spring semester, TRACKS has hired three new, fantastic staff to take on various projects. The last of these staff is Jazzmin Foster, returning from her position as Oshkwazin Program Supervisor from the Summer of 2019. Read her bio below!Read More
My students learned that the land is important, and that they will need to take better care of it. They learned to not be fearful of the forest, and reach for their dreams. It was very enjoyable and informative not only for the kids but for me as well. They were actively engaged, and therefore learned a great deal. All the best to the people at TRACKS!
Science is fun! First Nation storytelling includes the first fruit of the season (strawberries) and important teachings such as love, forgiveness and honesty. I think the different perspectives presented drove the message home. I would like to see the other workshops- they all sounded amazing!
Our son loved the camp and each night came home with stories of what he had done that day. We noticed that he had hung cedar over the doors, as he took to heart and mind the teachings and related them to his personal life. For him to be affected in such a short time is phenomenal.
I was so impressed with the thoughtfulness and anti-oppressive approach to the camp. This is very unique- I hope you will share your approach with others who lead youth programming. The experience of being immersed in a community of exploration and dialogue was very valuable for my granddaughter. Thank you for the wonderful camp experience!