Content Provider Programs List

Artists' Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Artists creations are inspired by a variety of things including the natural world and gardens, both public and private. Join Karin as she takes you on a journey exploring various well-known artists. Learn how their art was influenced by both the cultivated an...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Adult Learners

BEWARE! These Plants Bite! This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
We know about venomous snakes and poisonous frogs, but dangerous plants! Discover the variety of ways that plants are able to defend themselves from herbivores (including us) as well as catch prey. Explore these familiar and not so familiar adaptations throug...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Adult Learners

Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat    based on 20 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate while discovering the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. H...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Colours in Nature    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Have you ever wondered why animals and plants are certain colours. Communication is one reason and the other has to do with responses to the environment. Don’t forget about the plants too; they aren’t all green all of the time. Explore these and other colour...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Creatures with Wings and Crawly Things (ENG/FR/SP)    based on 104 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Do you know what characteristics of insects are? We'll explore different habitats including leaf litter, aquatic and grass fields to discover a variety of insects (and non-insects) and their adaptations. What's their connection to plants? Now in English, Fren...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Good Things Come in Trees (ENG/FR)    based on 6 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Can you imagine your life without plants? Plants form the basic food staple for all life forms. They are the major source of food and oxygen on earth, since no animal can supply these necessary components without plants. Discover what parts of the plant we us...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Growing Seeds (ENG/FR/SP)    based on 10 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Discover what environmental conditions seeds need in order to germinate. Why do some seeds need to be planted while others do better on top of the soil? Get some help with your school vegetable or pollinator garden? Now in ENGLISH, FRENCH or SPANISH.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Healing Plants    based on 21 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Have you ever wondered where modern medicines originated? Did you know that over 80 percent of the world uses plants as medicine? We'll examine plants used in food, personal care and modern pharmaceuticals. What are the environmental issues around using pla...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Horticultural Therapist Career    based on 3 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
You are interested in working in health care. Do you like to work with plants? Have you considered combining the two as a horticultural therapist. This career will allow you to connect to diverse populations and in a wide variety of settings.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

How far has your food travelled?    based on 7 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
We go to the grocery store regularly to buy food, but where does that food come from? What resources were used to get this food to you? We'll play a game while exploring where some of our favourite foods come from originally and how far they have to travel no...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Human Impacts on Ecosystems (Wetlands) (ENG/FR)    based on 24 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
When you go for a walk in a forest, meadow or wetland, is it the same as it was 100 years ago? Probably not. We'll explore the stressors on Cootes Paradise Marsh (Class 1 Wetland) and what is being to restore and monitor these efforts.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Invasive Species and Biodiversity    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
We will be exploring how boats have been instrumental in introducing non-native/invasive species (2 plants and 2 animals) into natural environments and their impacts on biodiversity. We'll explore wetlands in particular.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Organic Gardening    based on 12 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Why are farmers and gardeners turning to organic practices? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Can you use these techniques in your school garden or greenhouse? Join our resident organic gardener to discover how easily you can help your local envir...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Photosynthesis    based on 14 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Green plants are the only plants that produce oxygen and make food, which is called photosynthesis. Explore how the plant's structures are involved and the adaptations plants have to carry out photosynthesis in different environments.
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Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Plant Adaptations: Mediterranean Biome    based on 6 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Royal Botanical Gardens may be on the same latitude as the Mediterranean, but it doesn't have the same climate. Why not? We'll examine representative Mediterranean plants and the adaptations that have enabled them to survive in this unique climate and enviro...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Plant Adaptations: Wetlands    based on 14 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
A sea of cattails - telltale sign of wetlands. There is a diversity of plants in, on and below the surface that are integral to that ecosystem. How do these plants survive in such extreme environments? What role do they play and how can we care for these pla...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Plant Careers: Field Botanist This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
How do we know about plant diversity? It's thanks to naturalists and Field Botanists who explore our natural areas, document, collect and identify plant samples. Join us to learn more about a career that enables you to work outdoors with specimens that...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Plant Parts and Pumpkins    based on 101 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
What are the different parts of a plant and what are their functions? We'll examine a variety of plants and compare their parts. Are all plants the same? We'll explore in more detail, the pumpkin, its parts and their functions.
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Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Pollination Partners    based on 13 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Are insects and birds able to pollinate the same plant? Why is pollination beneficial? For the answers to these and many other questions, join us as we investigate with the live specimens, study skins and models the cooperative relationship between pollinato...
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Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Royal Botanical Gardens: Canada's Biodiversity Hotspot This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16

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Audience:  Adult Learners


Seeds on the Go (ENG/FR)    based on 17 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Why do seeds look so different? How do plants move from one place to another and why? We will explore and compare close-up the physical characteristics of certain seeds with their dispersal method. Afterwards you will design and create your own seed.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Species at Risk    based on 5 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Royal Botanical Gardens is rich in plant and animal life, including some of Canada's most endangered species. What makes some species become at risk while others thrive? We'll examine the factors that affect the biodiversity of an ecosystem and what we can d...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Starting Plants with Seeds This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16

Review the basics of seeds and germination while exploring different planting methods. Why do some plants need to be started earlier indoors while others can be planted directly in the soil? Karin and Nancy will answer your questions while demonstrating ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners


Teacher Workshop: Programs offered at RBG   based on 1 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Royal Botanical Gardens invites you to participate in a free half-hour long introduction of current programs available with a sampling of some of the content, activities and specimens available.
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The Nature of our Holiday Traditions    based on 7 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
When you think of this time of year, what smells and colours come to mind? Pine, gingerbread cookies, mulled cider, green, red? These are are related to plants that have been used to in our winter celebrations for over 2,000 years within different cultures. ...
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Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Wetland Ways (ENG/FR)    based on 13 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
What is a wetland? Why is one of the most productive ecosystems? We'll examine some water-loving plants to better understand how a wetland works. While exploring the functions of a wetland, we'll also discover it's impact on the natural world and how we can...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6

Winter Tree ID    based on 2 evaluation(s). - by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 2007-08 Honorable Mention,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10,2010-11,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16
Identifying deciduous trees during the winter is much easier than you think. Join our field botanist and herbarium curator, Nadia Cavallin, to discover how bark, buds and leafless twigs can help you recognize some common woody plants while honing your identifi...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

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