Place-based outdoor learning is an important component of each child's educational program at OTS. Pictured is a student outside an insect trap known as the Malaise Trap. Using a Malaise trap, a tent-like apparatus, Oyama
Traditional School will collect hundreds of insect specimens for a scheduled 2
week period (Sept. 19 - 30, 2016). The specimens caught will then be
analyzed and DNA barcoded at Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, and then the school will receive a report. It will
highlight insect diversity at OTS as well as notable finds, and make comparisons between
schools and the other sites across Canada.