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RBG at Home – for Teachers

Welcome to RBG at Home, our commitment to offering accessible, diverse and entertaining learning opportunities for all ages. Our award-winning digital school programs are growing! New resources being added each week, in English and French.

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Book a Virtual Field Trip

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.

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Wetland Resources

Connect to the local environment using these place-based resources from Royal Botanical Gardens and Cootes Paradise Marsh. Dive deeper into biodiversity and human impacts on wetlands before or after your class trip to RBG or for a project or inquiry.

This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Ce projet a été réalizé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

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At-Home Activities

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

Trunk Cross Section activity
Trunk Cross Section
Branching Out Activity
Branching Out
Gardening activities workbook cover
Gardening Activity Book
insect cryptogram activity
Insect Cryptogram
insect booklet activity
Getting to Know Insects
On the Trail Eye Spy
On the Trail Eye Spy
Leave No Trace Activity
Leave No Trace
Fuel Your Body with Plants activity
Fuel Your Body with Plants
identification activity with monarchs and Viceroy butterflies
Monarch Mimic
maze with monarch on one side and flowers on the other
Fall Flight of the Monarchs
Find the queen bee activity sheet
Find the Queen Bee
Follow the Trail Maze activity
Follow the Trail
Sit and Sense
Pollination After Dark connect the dots activity
Pollination After Dark
Butterfly and Moth Antennae matching sheet
Butterfly and Moth Antennae
Pesky Rose Pests worksheet
Pesky Rose Pests
Compost activity sheet
Compost that Crawls
Maple Leaf Identification worksheet
Maple Leaf Identification
Fruity flowers activity sheet
Fruity Flowers
Invent a veggie activity sheet
Invent a Fruit or Veggie
Pollination Partners Activity Sheet
Pollination Partners
Bees and Wasps Crossword
Bees and Wasps Crossword
This or That Garden activity sheet
This or That Garden
pleasant peonies activity sheet
Pleasant Peonies
iris connect the dots activity
Incredible Iris
Spider Variety activity
Spider Variety
Strong Silk activity
Strong Silk
Worm Maze activity
Worm Maze
Lilac Colouring Sheet
Lovely Lilacs Colouring Sheet
Design your own lilac sheet
Design Your Own Lilac
Seed eye Spy sheet
Seed Eye Spy
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
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.

Activity: ENG / FR

Lesson Plans

Curriculum-connected lessons with real-world examples! Check back for more plans coming soon.

Topic Description Curriculum Connection Download
Invasive Species: Common Carp Combining primary data and research with a format that works for learning at home, this lesson about the challenge posed by Invasive Species meets Ontario Curriculum expectations for Grade 6 Science and Language. Grade 6 Download Files
The Wild Debate Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary is one of North America’s largest freshwater rehabilitation projects. Surrounded by two major cities, its future will be determined by the decisions that humans make about its use. Students will explore the future of this unique place from multiple points of view and make proposals about the future of the marsh. Grade 6 Download Files
Build a Habitat Students will learn about the food chain that supports an important bird of prey, the Bald Eagle. They will then conduct research about an animal of their own choosing and demonstrate their learning by creating a model habitat. Grade 4 Download Files

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.