The Bronte Creek Project was a unique high school program initiated by two teachers in the Halton District Board of education in 1981. This integrated environmental leadership training program provided a transformative experiential program to over 3000 high school students and over 8000 elementary school students in the community over its 38 year history. It was born in the crucible of an emerging environmental movement and a growing interest n learning that was More experiential, intuitive and creative. Like any new thing, it was not born whole, and evolved under the tutelage of its many staff and students, always looking to improve itself. It also, like most alternative programs, did not experience smooth sailing, constantly having to contend with financial stress, unstable site locations, transportation and recruitment issues.
The program was cancelled in 2019 largely due to financial restraint, caused by provincial budget cuts. Of course in these so-called times of restraint, it is the non-mainstream courses that go first. Most experiential, environment focused programs in the province are unfortunately now gone.