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School Programs

RBG’s school programs use hands-on exploration and activities to engage students and to immerse them in the natural world.

  • Kids Playing With Water Apparatus Credit Markzelinsk.com
  • Girls Walking Down Boardwalk In Marsh Credit Markzelinski.com
  • Kids Watching Snapping Turtle In Tank Credit Markzelinski.com
  • High School Group At Fishway Watching Turtle
  • Adventure Challenge Groups Waiting At Start Credit Markzelinski.com

Plan Your Educational Field Trip at 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 educational field trip programs use active, hands-on exploration and activities to engage students, and to immerse them in the natural world.

Book a Program

Make a booking request through our online form.

Note: This form is a request only. Submission of this form does not imply a reservation / booking. RBG will contact you 3-5 days after your request to finalize your trip.

FAQ’s and “Before You Visit”

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

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.

Classroom 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. Look at the following resources to help you bring these unique nature experiences to your classroom.

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.

Green Angels

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

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 fill out the form below to ask us a question via email!

Looking to book a program? Submit the program inquiry form instead.

Have you been on an educational field trip already? Tell us about your experience!

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.

The Pavilion in the Arboretum was made possible through a generous contribution from the City of Hamilton’s Future Fund.