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Virtual Programs: Professional Development

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.

Horticultural Therapy

Available Year-Round

It has been well documented how important plants are in our lives, no matter how old you are whether you are out for a hike or potting a houseplant. Apart from health benefits, working with plants provide social and cognitive benefits, improve fine-motor skills just to name a few. We’ll take you through a sample activity to discover more about these benefits and how you can incorporate gardening and plant-based therapies into your programs. Be prepared to have some fun with plants! This program is suitable as a career program for students or enrichment staff looking to diversify what they offer their members and clients.

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Available November to April

You understand the value of incorporating plants into your enrichment programs. RBG offers a series of professional development programs monthly featuring a plant, an activity using that plant and the related pedagogy. For example, in February, using Ivy to create a topiary. Join us to learn how you can include these techniques into your monthly programs. Participants are expected to have all materials requested.

November: Narcissus; December: Evergreen arrangement; January: Tropical plants; February: Topiary; March: Seeds; April: Herbs

Available in English

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Teacher PD

Available Year-Round

Royal Botanical Gardens invites you to participate in a free introduction of current programs available with a sampling of some of the content, activities and specimens available.

Ontario Schools Booking Request

All other schools and groups: Book through CILC

Career Presentations

Available Year-Round

RBG has over 2400 acres of natural sanctuaries. We depend on our species and ecosystem ecologists to help with the monitoring, restoration and management of the biodiversity hotspot. Interested in learning more about these careers? Here’s your chance to ask the people in the field those burning questions. Learn more about the education requirements, skills and experience be an Aquatic Ecologist, a Terrestrial Ecologist, a Field Botanist; a Species at Risk Biologist or a Horticulturalist.

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