Welcome to the Loraas Education Center!
Our interactive Education Center is the perfect destination for most adult or student groups curious about the Loraas Recycle sorting facility and to learn about Saskatchewan’s waste diversion programs! We offer free education resources too. Check out below!
Use the booking calendar below to reserve a tour or session!
**Public Health & Safety Notice**
Public tours and education sessions are temporarily unavailable until further notice. This is a precautionary measure for COVID-19 (“coronavirus”). Please check back at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
Adult & Community Groups
We offer free 1-hour in-facility tours on Monday and Friday for most individuals ages 12 and up; accommodating single individuals up to a maximum of 14 participants.
For larger community groups or businesses, book a free 1-hour or less Adult Education Session. Our staff will come to you and talk about recycling, organics, and waste diversion tips. These sessions are booked during the noon hour (alternative times available upon request).
Click here for more info: FAQ for Adult Groups
Loraas Recycle offers free education sessions at our interactive classroom to students Grade 4 and up; accommodating up to a maximum of 30 students. Prearranged free busing is available for Saskatoon Schools. Sessions are 2.5 hours and are available Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am. Mini-tours may be available for Grades 6 and up to see our plant in action.
Click here for more info: FAQ for School Groups
We accept online reservations every 3-months. Sessions can be reserved on the following dates (Limited spots available):
- FULLY BOOKED September to December 2019: September 4, 2019
- FULLY BOOKED January to March 2020: December 4, 2019
- TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (See Notice): April to Mid-June: March 4, 2019
Follow @LoraasYXE and set your notifications for booking notifications, cancellations, and free contests.
Educational Resources for Students
Loraas offers free downloadable lesson plans for teachers and parents to help student understand about our waste. Our lesson plans have many visuals and hands-on activities for Kindergarten to Grade 8. Download the following links in your preferred grade category to begin educating students today. Have fun!
Kindergarten to Grade 3:
Grade 4 & 5:
Grade 6 to 8:
BOOK A TOUR OR EDUCATION SESSION
To begin booking a tour or session, please follow through the numbered steps below. Bookings are restricted to one session per person/email.
- SAFETY TERMS & CONDITIONS: For the health and safety of all individuals wishing to partake in sessions at our facility, please read the following:
If your group has individuals with cognitive, behavioural, visual, sensory, or mobility disabilities, on-site tours are not recommended. Call for alternatives.
Individuals must be 9 (Grade 4) or older for sessions at our facility. Individuals must be 12 (Grade 6) or older for in-facility mini-plant tours.
We do not have wheelchair/mobility accessibility at our facility.
All individuals visiting our facility are required to sign our waiver form (disbursed after booking). Parental consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.
- SELECT SERVICE: School Group, Adult Group, or Education Session
- SELECT WORKER: School Group, Adult Group, or Education Coordinator
- CHOOSE AVAILABLE DATES: White calendar dates only (grey or red are unavailable). Available times will be provided.
*School Groups are available in AM sessions only. Please use the comment box for a PM session from 12:15-2:30pm (only available for Grade 5 and under).
*Adult Education Sessions are available during the noon hour. For alternative times (9:30-10:30am or 2:00-3:00pm), please use the comment box.
Online Booking Calendar
Public tours and education sessions are temporarily unavailable until further notice due to health and safety restrictions. This is a precautionary measure for COVID-19 (“coronavirus”). Please check back at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
*Any bookings reservations that do not meet our ‘Loraas Safety Terms & Conditions’ will be declined.*
Your booking is PENDING until a Loraas Representative approves your request and you receive a confirmation e-mail.
Having troubles using our online booking calendar? Check out the most common mistakes here: Troubleshooting Online Booking.
Still feeling frustrated? Simply shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 242-2300 and a representative will respond back within 48 hours.
Cancelling Booking Requests
For cancellations, please call (306) 242-2300 a minimum of 24 hours before your session.
Tour Waiver Forms
Click one of the following for a downloadable in-facility tour and in-classroom education session waiver form (Updated January 2020):