Back in the days before COVID-19, we regularly welcomed groups to Riverwood for special presentations about wildlife, gardening, history, wellness, and environmental issues. We’re not yet able to welcome groups back to our park, we’re bringing the park to you!
You and your friends, colleagues, or group members can enjoy an informative connection to nature directly through your computer or mobile device. Find yourself a safe and comfortable spot (with good wi-fi) and one of The Riverwood Conservancy’s staff members will deliver one of our nature-based presentations directly to you.
We can present to your group of up to 100 participants through our Zoom webinar account, or you can invite our speaker to join your preferred online meeting platform (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, your own Zoom account, etc.).
Each presentation comes with a question and answer period so you can ask your questions about nature and the environment. You’ll also have the option to add on a game, trivia, or competitive segment at the end of the event to further engage your group.
We’ll work with you to select a wildlife program that’s relevant to the season or your group’s interests! The program could focus on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, or plants. If your group knows of specific species or flora and fauna that you’re interested in, please include this in the “Anything else we should know?” section in the form below. Some program examples include monarch butterflies, coyotes, beavers, and hummingbirds!
You think you know everything about nature? Well it’s time to put your skills to the test! Join us for a one-hour virtual trivia even on all things wildlife! There will be five themed rounds for your group to play along. Split up into teams or play individually.
Nature Connections for Newcomers
Whether new to Canada or new to the outdoors, this presentation is for you! Learn about significant wildlife species you can spot in Canada, and how to uncover the naturalist within yourself! Learn about trail safety, invasive species, harmful plants and insects, and “Leave No Trace” principles.
Bees, butterflies, birds, and moths need your help! Learn about the extensive world of pollinators, the important roles they play in ecosystems, what you can do to help them, and how to attract them to your backyard or window.
Plants need to eat too! Discover the fascinating world of plants that have adapted to consume insects (and more) in order to survive in nutrient-scarce conditions.
Learn how to read tracks and signs that wildlife leave behind. Whether it be footprints, fur, feathers, scratches, holes or even poop!
Migrate, Hibernate, Tolerate
During Canadian winters, wildlife has to move, sleep, or adapt to survive! Learn about what different species do to endure the colder months at Riverwood. From migrating to Costa Rica, to slowing down their heart rate, to even building an insulated home – these animals are winter specialists!
Working Up Your Wildlife Photos
Learn about the tools and techniques you should consider using to make your nature photos as brilliant as they can be. Wildlife photographer, Dave Taylor, reveals his workflow from camera clicks to finished image, and offers tips on photo editing.
History of Riverwood
Join us for a walk-through of Riverwood’s natural and cultural history dating back 10,000 years of post-glaciation.
Healing with Nature
Nature is an inherent and essential part of our well-being. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of nature for our mental and physical health. We’ll start with a virtual guided meditation and wrap up with a reflective activity.
We recommend a $100.00 honorarium for all of our virtual programs. Your monetary contribution to The Riverwood Conservancy helps us protect 150 acres of wildlife habitat, gardens, waterways, and trails in the heart of Mississauga.
Please complete the form below to book your Virtual Discovery Presentation. To discuss a tailored presentation that covers a topic not listed above, email our Community Program Coordinator, Stephanie Keeler.