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School Programs: ECE & Kindergarten

Combining interactive hikes, sensory activities, and play-based learning, RBG’s ECE and Kindergarten programming provides positive experiences for the youngest students. Walking, hiking, and observing together, students develop a new appreciation for the natural world. Our programs give students the chance to develop as healthy, confident explorers of the outdoors!

  • Two-hour outdoor programs
  • Up to 30 students per group
  • 1 free adult per 3 students

Available Programs

Learn how to use your eagle-eyes, owl-ears and fox nose! Nature is full of new sights, sounds, smells, and textures, and this program encourages young learners to take it all in. This program emphasizes sensory activities and explorations. 

Curriculum Connections: The Kindergarten Program (2016) 

1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,1.8, 2.2, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 6.1, 7.1,7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 13.1, 13.2, 13.4, 14.2, 14.3, 17.2, 24.1, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 29.1, 29.2, 29.3 

All kinds of animals call RBG home, but how do they survive in nature? Through role-playing and guided exploration, students search for animals, their homes, and the signs they leave behind.

Curriculum Connections: The Kindergarten Program (2016) 

1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,1.8, 2.2, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 6.1, 7.1,7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 13.1, 13.2, 13.4, 14.2, 14.3, 17.2, 24.1, 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 29.1, 29.2, 29.3 

Animals (including humans) have developed senses that allow them to survive in the wild. Students will discover about the five basic senses using stories, songs, discovery stations, and a tour of Nature’s Superheroes exhibit.

Come explore RBG’s gardens or trails with your class. The Arboretum offers trails through the forest down to the shoreline of Coote’s Paradise Marsh with great opportunities for birdwatching. 

Come explore the gardens with your class. Hendrie Park’s collections include a garden of healing plants, a spectacular rose garden, a wild plant garden, and plants from around the world. 

Through a self-guided experience, discover how animal and plant adaptations provide them with superpowers to survive in their natural environment. Classes will also be able to visit the Mediterranean Garden. 

School Program Fees

RBG accepts cash, cheque, debit, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Invoicing is available upon request.