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RBG at Home – for Families

Welcome to RBG at Home, our commitment to offering accessible, diverse and entertaining learning opportunities for all ages. Keep the learning continuing at home with fun and engaging activities, videos, and digital programming.

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Are you and your family enjoying the resources as part of this initiative? Use #RBGathome to share your progress with us!

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  • Education Video Conference
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Interactive Video Learning

Tuesdays & Thursdays (English)
Wednesdays (French)

Learners of all ages! No matter where you are, you can interact with our educators and scientists and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Come with your questions and leave with ideas of things you can do and explore in your own local area.

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • FREE to register; donations accepted
  • Space is limited
  • Registration deadline: 8 a.m. the morning of the program.

New topics each week!

Dates Topic Age Group Register
Week 7:
May 19 to 21
Tues: 1 p.m., Wed: 11 a.m. (fr), Thurs: 1 p.m.

Invasive Species and Biodiversity / Espèces envahissantes et biodiversité

Grades 4 to 9 Register (eng)
Register (fr)
Week 8:
May 26 to 28
Tues: 1 p.m., Wed: 11 a.m. (fr), Thurs: 11 a.m.

Wetland Ways / Les terres humides

Grades 4 to 7 Register (eng)
Register (fr)
Week 9:
June 2 to 4
Tues: 12:30 p.m., Wed: 11 a.m. (fr), Thurs: 12:30 p.m.

Human Impacts on Ecosystems: Cootes Paradise / Impacts de l’humain sur les écosystèmes

Grades 4 to 9 Register (eng)
Register (fr)
Week 10:
June 9 to 11
Tues: 1:30 p.m., Wed: 11 a.m. (fr), Thurs: 1:30 p.m.

Pollination Partners / Partenaires de la pollinisation

Grades 1 to 9 Register (eng)
Register (fr)
Week 11:
June 16 to 18
Tues: 2 p.m., Wed: 11 a.m. (fr), Thurs: 2 p.m.

Amazing Monarchs / Extraordinaires monarques

Grades 1 to 9 Register (eng)
Register (fr)

At-Home Activities

Download resources to keep kids learning and connecting to nature from home!

Wetlands Activity Book
Wetlands Activity Book
Tree Leaf ID activity
Tree Leaf Identification
Hopping Around Activity
Hopping Around
Flowering Trees Scavenger Hunt
Flowering Trees Scavenger Hunt
Crossword activity
Climate Change Crossword
Weather Wordsearch activity
Weather Words
bird Matching activity
Matching Mates
bird rainbow activity sheet
A Rainbow of Birds
woodpecker activity sheet
Strong-Headed Woodpeckers
bird beak tools activity
Bird Beaks are Powerful Tools
Reproduction par fottage de feuilles
Leaf rubbing sheet
Leaf Rubbing Activity
Colourful Community
A Promise to Protect Activity
A Promise to Protect
Backyard Biodiversity Hunt
Backyard Biodiversity Hunt
Anatomy of a Fly activity
Anatomy of a Fly
Anatomy of a Spider Activity
Anatomy of a Spider
Gardening activities workbook cover
Gardening Activity Book
Tadpole to frog activity sheet
Tadpole to Frog (Junior)
Chickadee scavenger hunt activity sheet
Chickadee Scavenger Hunt
Backyard Food Web worksheet
Backyard Food Web (Primary)
Activity sheet
Seeing Double (Primary)
worksheet with ducks
Family Flocks Together (Junior)
Worksheet with nest
Nesting Home (Junior)
maze worksheet
Monarch Migration Maze (Junior)

Videos: Learning at Home

Learn along with our Nature Interpreters as we explore nature topics and activities you can do at home! Check back each week for new content.

Help Us Bring RBG to Your Home

RBG is supporting children’s education during this difficult time by offering our new RBG at Home content which includes materials for students, teachers, families and lifelong learners.

With the help of an anonymous donor, RBG now has an RBG COVID 19 Sustainability Fund to help us create and deliver this online programming. All donations to this fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. This means that your donation will have double the impact!

Donate today to help us create and deliver quality educational content that helps parents, children and teachers keep in touch with nature during this unprecedented time.