Environmental tour guides

Environmental Guided Tours

TOHU offers five environmental and eco-citizenship awareness activities for school groups and others.

Saint-Michel day camps: FREE
Other day camps: $4 per kid

*Thanks to Liberté for for having provided material for this activity!

Step into the buzz Day camp activites - summer 2016

During this activity, children will discover TOHU’s urban beekeeping project and learn all about bees, how their colonies function and what our individual responsibility is when it comes to helping bees survive.

Part 1 – Introduction to the greening and urban beekeeping (20 minutes):
Children will explore TOHU’s vegetable and pollinator gardens and discover TOHU’s beehives.

Part 2 – All about bees (25 minutes):
An activity that presents the behaviour, physical makeup and usefulness of bees so that children can understand the role of bees in our ecosystem.

Part 3 – Craft workshop (45 minutes):
Children will build an insect shelter that they can set up at home to help the city’s beneficial insects.

Rates and reservation:
Tuesday through Thursday (9:30 am, 11:00 am, or 1:30 pm)
Weeks of July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2015

City of Montreal camps: FREE
Outside of Montreal: $4 per kid

Guided tour of the TOHU building and Saint-Michel Environmental Complex Kids: 8 years old and up

Find out about the historical, contemporary and future Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC) and TOHU. After visiting the TOHU building, you will be introduced to Montréal’s Sorting Centre for Recyclable Materials and its sorting processes.

During the nice season, you will explore parts of the SMEC to learn more about waste covering techniques and the technology used for site rehabilitation. Bicycle tour available!

Guided tour of TOHU’s green building For university and college graduates

This tour focuses on the TOHU Pavilion’s green architecture and technology for which it has been awarded LEED Canada Gold certification. With visits to both inside and outside the building, you will be introduced to all the details of its design and construction.

Guided tour of Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC) For university and college graduates

This tour is designed for professionals and university graduate students in the field of environmental technologies. Customized to meet the needs of every group, the tour offers an in-depth study of technological systems currently in use at SMEC.

Building the SMEC Kids: 6-7 years old

This activity aims to raise awareness regarding waste management and disposal and to help them find sustainable solutions to various problems resulting from the 40 million tons of waste buried on site at SMEC, with a focus on its revitalization.

Following a brief introduction to the complex with a model of SMEC, students are asked to turn it into a park.

To prepare your class for the visit

Take advantage of our accompanying pedagogical kits. These programs are developed for use your preparation and your visit.

Primary Handbook
Secondary Handbook