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Reduced Hours during Winter Wonders: RBG Centre and Hendrie Park will close at 4 p.m. during Winter Wonders (final admission 3 p.m.). Timed-tickets required to access these areas for the evening Winter Wonders experience.

Youth Programs

Youth Programs and Clubs

RBG aims to be a leader in environmental stewardship and education, by engaging the young leaders of today we are preparing the way for a better tomorrow.

By engaging communities through stewardship programs, summer leadership development programs and grassroots events RBG can take a lead role in youth leadership, environmental stewardship and education.

YES Alliance

High-School students, September to June

If you’re a high-school student who is passionate about nature, interested in environmental science, or aspiring to a career spent outdoors, join RBG for the Young Environmental Science (YES) Alliance.

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Junior Naturalists Club

Ages 6 to 13, October to May

RBG welcomes back the Jr Naturalists’ Club! In partnership with the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, nature lovers aged 6 through 12 are encouraged to sign up for this once a month program where they’ll be immersed in the natural world throughout the year. Prepare for fun and adventure while exploring the ravines, forests, fields, and wetlands of RBG. Sessions are 2.5 hours long and are themed to match the season and hiking location.

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Camp Leadership Development Program

Ages 14 and older; Summer, Winter, March Break

Have the fun of camp but reap the benefits of being a leader! Work with an enthusiastic staff team who share a common interest and learn more about the environment, camping and working with children. Junior staff can lead games, crafts, create and brainstorm activities and facilitate camp programs.

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Children & Youth Gardening

The longest Canadian children and youth gardening program, children of all ages will plant, cultivate, and harvest in their own garden plot at RBG! All plants, tools, and gardening supplies are provided. Learn healthy, easy recipes to cook with homegrown veggies and herbs, hike, explore, play, and hone their early gardening skills.

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