Education Naturally Virtual Programs

Let our educators bring Riverwood to your class

Education Naturally virtual programs are geared for a range of ages, with lessons that span a range of nature-focused topics. See our full list of virtual programs below, and book yours today.

Virtual Workshops (For Single Classes)

Our interactive virtual workshops can be hosted on The Riverwood Conservancy's Zoom account or a school's preferred platform (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.). Workshops are lively, include physical movement, a game and/or a hands-on activity, and can include components that align with grade-specific curriculum expectations.

Grades 1-8 | Mindfulness Moments: An Introduction to Nature Journaling | 45-minute session | $60

This expert-led session from an OCT teacher and highly skilled naturalist delivers a cross-curricular nature journaling framework while guiding students through this fun starter activity. This framework requires no special materials and can be used repeatedly during the school year, at home or at school.

K-8 | Owl Investigations | 60-minute session | $100

Home in on the life, habitat, and eating habits of local owls through interactive games and a hands-on science activity.

K-8 | Turtle Time | 45-minute session | $75

Meet our The Riverwood Conservancy’s turtles! Students will learn about their species, habitat, individual personalities, and some of the challenges facing turtles.

K-8 | Wildlife Wonders in Winter | 45-minute session | $75

This cross-curricular workshop features interactive activities and experiments.

K-3 | Active Animals, Get Moving! | 45-minute session | $75

In this Daily Physical Activity (DPA) inspired session, students explore the unique movements and behaviours of various animals through slow and quick movements. A great energizer for at-home learners!

K-3 | Bird Buddies | Two 45-minute sessions | $115

Learn about birds in your neighbourhood, including their characteristics, songs, tracks, and signs.

Grades 4-6 | Bird Biodiversity and Habitats | 60 – 90-minute session | $115

Learn about local bird biodiversity, classification, habitats, and how to be a community scientist.

Grade 4 | Rocks and Minerals: Introduction | 60-minute session | $100

Explore how to identify different rock categories and learn about minerals and their properties.

Grade 4 | Fossil Formations in the Credit River Watershed | 60-minute session | $100

Learn how fossils are formed through interactive and hands-on activities.

Grade 4 | Rocks and Minerals | Three 60-minute sessions | $230

Session 1 looks at how Riverwood’s geologic landscape was formed, including the creation of fossils from ancient seas, and how rocks and minerals are used by wildlife and people. Session 2 explores how to identify different rock categories and looks at minerals and their properties. Session 3 explains how money works in non-profit organizations, and the cost of rock and mineral materials for programs.

Grades 7-8 | Fun with Fungi | 60-minute session | $100

Learn how fungi function from the small, cellular level, to the wider ecosystem. This session includes a safe, guided, do-it-yourself experiment following the scientific method.

Webinars (For Multiple Classes Simultaneously)

Our webinars are hosted on The Riverwood Conservancy's Zoom account and can be viewed by multiple classes concurrently. Webinars are designed for schools that would like all students from the same grade level to attend the same program. Booking multiple classes to participate in a webinar is a cost-effective way to have more students access our programming.

K-8 | Turtle Time Webinar | 45-minute session

Meet our The Riverwood Conservancy’s turtles! Students will learn about their species, habitat, individual personalities, and some of the challenges facing turtles.

2-4 classes – $75 | 5-9 classes – $180 | 10+ classes – $325

K-3 | Bird Buddies Webinar | 45-minute session

Learn about birds in your neighbourhood, including their characteristics, songs, tracks, and signs.

2-4 classes – $75 | 5-9 classes – $180 | 10+ classes – $325

K-3 | Active Animals, Get Moving! Webinar | 45-minute session

In this Daily Physical Activity (DPA) inspired session, students explore the unique movements and behaviours of various animals through slow and quick movements. A great energizer for at-home learners!

2-4 classes – $75 | 5-9 classes – $180 | 10+ classes – $325

Code of Online Conduct

The Riverwood Conservancy is committed to making every reasonable effort to provide a safe and accommodating atmosphere for all participants of our online programs. By booking a TRC Virtual Education Program, you agree that all session participants will abide by our Code of Online Conduct. Please note that sessions cannot be recorded without the express consent of The Riverwood Conservancy. Additional fees may apply to recorded sessions.

Cancellation Policy

When a program must be cancelled by TRC or the school/group (E.g., in the case of inclement weather), TRC and the school/group will attempt to re-schedule. Inclement weather includes, but is not limited to thunderstorms, high winds, flooding and temperature extremes.

Due to the high demand for programs, schools/groups who want to cancel their programs without penalty must communicate and be confirmed by TRC in writing no later than one month prior to the scheduled program.

The charge for a cancelled program is 50 percent of the booked program fee. A school/group may re-schedule their program without a charge, if booked within the current calendar year.

Schools will not be allowed to book or participate in more programs if they have invoices outstanding more than 120 days.

In cases where TRC cancels due to weather, illness, insufficient enrollment and we are unable to re-schedule. We will attempt to re-schedule or refund as determined by circumstances. Full refunds will be issued.

If the cancellation is due to the occurrence of a traumatic event at the school/group, at the discretion of TRC, the cancellation charge may be waived.

Program Booking and Payment

Complete the form below to book your Education Naturally session. Please note that separate forms must be submitted for each program you wish to book for your class. (e.g. one submission for a Turtle Time program, and another submission for a Rocks and Minerals program)

After submitting your form, we will contact you at the email address you provided with details on your program. You must reply to that email to confirm your booking. Unconfirmed booking requests will be held for two weeks. After that time, the requested dates will be released. Please note that a pre-program planning call may be required before we can confirm a program booking; we will contact you to arrange a call if necessary.

The Riverwood Conservancy will send an invoice to your school or organization after the delivery of your requested program(s).

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