Grey Tree Frog Apprenticeship Program

2018 Grey Tree Frog Apprentices

Friends of the Rouge Watershed is excited to announce that we will be running our 8th annual Grey Tree Frog Apprenticeship Program for local high school students this April Break via Zoom!

Do you know any students who:
• Are in grade 9-12?
• Live in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill or Pickering?
• Are interested in the environment?
• Want to take tangible steps to reduce climate change while helping Mother Nature?
• Want to explore green careers?

Students get the opportunity to:
• Explore career opportunities in the Environmental Non-Government Organization (ENGO) sector
• Learn how to overcome environmental challenges through education, leadership, planning, communication, and individual and community action
• Gain professional skills, including species identification, ecological restoration, outreach, team leadership, and public speaking
• Gain ecological knowledge to combat the local effects of climate change, making our watershed and surrounding communities healthier

Students will earn:
• A personalized letter of reference
• Up to 20 community service volunteer hours

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
3-Day March Break Program: April 13th-15th, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Access the application at:

Details: Grey Tree Frog Apprentice (GTFA) programming will be led by staff from Friends of the Rouge Watershed and will take place via Zoom over 3 days during April Break 2021. In the spring of 2021, apprentices may have the opportunity to put their skills to work: apprentices will choose to volunteer at 1 to 3 weekend events during FRW’s spring community stewardship activities from April to June (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions). At these events, apprentices will help plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers and talk about local environmental issues and solutions. In June, apprentices will attend a virtual post-program celebration night to present a reflection of their volunteer experience.

For more information, contact Thivyah at

Grey Tree Frog Apprentices conducting water quality sampling