Nature in Your Schoolyard
RBG brings its inquiry-based and experiential programs to your schoolyard. These STEAM based programs aim to inspire curiosity, discovery, and connection using active exploration and activities to engage in a way that enables students to ask questions and follow their curiosity.
2021 – 2022 Schoolyard Programs
- Programs are up to 1.5hrs in length
- RBG educators will adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures required by the school
- We will work with educators to customize programs in order to fit class schedules, learning levels and schoolyard environments
- Halton and Hamilton groups: $10 per student;
- Outside of Halton and Hamilton: $12 per student
RBG reserves the right to decline Schoolyard Programs if location is deemed to great of a distance from RBG.
Amazing Animals Around Us
Our world is full of animals of all shapes and sizes. Through role-play, games, and activities, students will learn about some animals local to their community and what makes them unique.
Animal Needs and Adaptations
Whether large or very small, all living things need the same five things to survive and thrive. Students will uncover these keys to life as they explore their schoolyard and learn about the special adaptations that local animals use to survive.
Soil, Seeds, and Plants
Life on Earth cannot exist without plants, or the things plants need in order to survive. Students will explore the unique characteristics of the plants we count on for food, shade and more, and will discover the important connection that plants have to the soil they inhabit.
Habitats in your Community
All living organisms depend on each other for their survival. Students will explore habitats and communities in their schoolyard and what it means to be part of a natural community.
The Human Body and the Environment
Our health and the health of the world around us is closely connected. In this program, students will get active to learn about human organ systems and how our bodies relate to the plants and animals around us.
Biodiversity in the School Yard
Humans are a part of the natural world. Through activities and open exploration, students will learn about the importance of biodiversity and assess the biodiversity of their schoolyard.
Environmental Interactions and Relationships
Humans can have a positive or negative interaction in the environment. Through engaging activities, discussions, and exploration, students will learn how nature is connected and how humans depend on the environment.
Our programs aim to inspire curiosity, discovery, and connection in a natural setting! Browse our available educational field trip programs to find the best options for your students and curriculum and make a booking request through our online form.
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.
Are you a teacher of students grade 6-12 and want to energize them through exercise, team-building and active outdoor experiences? Get your class, grade or school out for the Adventure Challenge Course! This multi-kilometer obstacle course puts students in the heart of nature, taking on physical and mental challenges together as a team, uniting them as peers and bringing fun into their fieldtrip.