Resources for Teachers & Parents

The Riverwood Conservancy’s Education Program Director/Consultant, Dave Taylor, is a professional wildlife photographer, videographer, and author. He has created a variety of video resources specifically designed for teachers, parents, and students to supplement the learning experience of field trips at Riverwood.

We’ve also created a new virtual tour of Riverwood modelled after our Retreat in Nature field trip – one of our LEADS programs.

Virtual Retreat in Nature

Go on a Google Earth adventure to explore some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of Riverwood. You’ll learn more about our natural space along the way, and discover new ways to engage with and appreciate nature – even while you’re at home. Start your virtual field trip here.

Our Virtual Retreat in Nature is modeled off our LEADS program of the same name, which gives secondary students a chance to connect with nature and consider their relationship with the environment. LEADS programs are made possible by the Suncor Energy Foundation, Weston Forest, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Video Resources with Suggested Discussion Q&A

Junior/Senior Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Citizen Science – Observing Birds at a Feeder

A Field Guide to Birds at Riverwood

Birds at a Feeder Q and A

Birds at a Feeder Videos and Data Sheets

Birds at a Feeder Data Sheets

Salmon and the Credit River

The Return of the Atlantic Salmon article

Salmon and the Credit River lesson plans

Salmon and the Credit River sample questions and videos

Salmon and the Credit River answers to sample questions

Additional Resources

Children & Nature Network

Soil Science For Teachers

Soil Science For Kids

Project Budburst

Nature Watch

Cheap Science Experiments

Dave Taylor’s Wildlife Videos and Teaching Resources