TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science
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.
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TRACKS Outreach & Education runs a wide variety of educational programs throughout the calendar year for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth ages 6-12. Click to learn more.Learn More
TRACKS Oshkwazin is a leadership program for Indigenous high school aged youth. Click to learn more.Learn More
Outreach & Education Coordinator
Kelly King has joined TRACKS as the Outreach and Education Coordinator. She is in charge of all outreach and education programming including summer camps, in-school workshops, PA day programming, tabling and more.
Kristin Muskratt is excited to join the TRACKS team as the Oshkwazin Coordinator. Oshkwazin is TRACKS' newest initiative providing youth leadership development opportunities to high-school aged Indigenous youth.
Madison Laurin has joined TRACKS as the Operations Coordinator, working to support the TRACKS Outreach and Education Program as well as the Oshkwazin Program. Contact her with inquiries regarding any of the TRACKS programming.
|One workshop||90 minutes / 1.5 hours||$150|
|Two workshops||180 minutes / 3 hours / half-day||$250|
|Three workshops||270 minutes / 4.5 hours / full-day||$375|
Please note: Prices above are based on a standard workshop at Trent University. Prices will be adjusted based on size of group, travel (calculated at $0.43/km), access to Knowledge Holders and materials required. All prices above are based on each single workshop being 1.5 hours. We are flexible with the timing of workshops and happy to accommodate your schedule. A full-day of programming is the equivalent of 4.5 hours of active programming, with a half-hour lunchbreak.
Please contact us for a quote specific to your request.
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!