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Our programs use hands-on exploration and activities to engage students and to immerse them in the natural world.

Plan Your TripBefore You VisitResourcesVirtual Field Trips

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Plan Your Trip to RBG

There is no substitute for a direct experience in nature! At RBG the foundation of our programs is inquiry-based and experiential learning. We want students to ask questions and follow their curiosity. Our programs use active, hands-on exploration and activities to engage students, and to immerse them in the natural world. Not local? Try a Virtual Field Trip!

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Find and Book a Program

Our programs aim to inspire curiosity, discovery, and connection in a natural setting! Browse our available programs to find the best options for your students and curiculum, and make a booking request through our online form.

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Download School Programs Guide

Click the button below to download a pdf of the 2019/2020 program guide! Looking for more in-depth descriptions of the programs? Visit rbg.ca/school-programs



Looking to bring your group on an adventure challenge? Our Adventure Challenge Course runs for one week in October and April. At other times of the year, try our Initiatives and Low Ropes Challenge or Teambuilding programs.

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Information & Before You Visit

What do you want to know about your RBG class trip? Find the answers to your questions here, along with information sheets for your students.

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Teacher Resources

We want to help you provide your students with meaningful and diverse learning experiences that help them to understand the crucial role that plants play in sustaining and enhancing our lives and the environment. Take a look at the following resources to help you bring these unique nature experiences to your classroom.

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Wetland Resources

Dive deeper into biodiversity and human impacts on wetlands with your class, whether as an extension to your RBG visit or as a standalone classroom inquiry or project-based learning initiative.

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Green Angels

The Green Angels Financial Assistance Program subsidizes admission passes, annual memberships, school and children’s programming and school transportation costs.

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Education Partners

RBG is grateful to our partners and sponsors who make it possible for us to provide students with hands-on experiences in nature.

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Contact Us

Do you have a question or inquiry that you can't find an answer to? Give us a call at 905-527-1158 or click the button below to ask us a question via email!

Have you been on a trip already? Tell us about your experience!

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Other Educational Opportunities for Students at RBG

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Virtual Field Trips

No matter where you are, your class can interact with our educators and scientists and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment.

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Young Leaders

HHYPE Night and YES! Alliance are RBG initiatives to bring nature and secondary students together. Details and application forms are below.

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Birthday Parties and Youth Programs

RBG is the perfect location for events and visits of all kinds! Click the links below to learn more. NOTE: to book a "Youth Program" (evening or weekend), use the same form as if booking a school trip.

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