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All Pumpkins are Squash, but Not all Squash are Pumpkins! 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
It's true, not all squash are pumpkins!  We use these fruit as decorations and food typically in the fall, but where do they come from and why do we use them. Join Karin to discover the variety of squash, their origin, and cultural uses of these interesting pl...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Adult Learners

Amazing Monarchs    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
From egg to adult; you will see them all in this special program available between June to late September. We'll get up close to live specimens and use images and video to explore the Monarch butterfly's amazing life cycle. With your help, we'll discover how t...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Artists' Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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

Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat    based on 35 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
How much cacao is really in your chocolate bar? From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to delicious treat. After discovering the ecology of cacao and its role in the rainforest, we’ll explore how this tasty treat was (and still is) harvested and pro...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Colours in Nature    based on 8 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 136 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 31 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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

Horticultural Therapy Professional Development 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
Would you like to incorporate Horticultural Therapy techniques into your recreation programs or get some great ideas, but can't make it to Royal Botanical Gardens. These interactive Professional Development programs will provide content and activity ideas for ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Adult Learners

How far has your food travelled?    based on 9 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
We go to the grocery store regularly to buy food, but where did that food come from originally compared to where we get it from now?  What resources were used to get the food to us? With the help of a world map, we'll explore these questions and more.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

Human Impacts on Ecosystems (Wetlands) (ENG/FR)    based on 32 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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

Insects in Winter    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects of spring, summer and fall are still around in the winter. The question is where and how do they survive the cold?
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Invasive Species and Biodiversity    based on 4 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
We will be exploring how humans have been instrumental in introducing non-native/invasive species  into natural environments and their impacts on biodiversity. We'll discover some interesting connections and what we can do.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Organic Gardening    based on 15 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 15 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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 don’t ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent

Plant Parts and Pumpkins    based on 119 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, Adult Learners

Pollination Partners    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Royal Botanical Gardens: Canada's Biodiversity Hotspot    based on 4 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is much more than meets the eye. Created from a gravel pit, it has grown to be the largest botanical garden in Canada and a National Historic Site. Discover the history behind RBG’s inspirational gardens and natural lands while...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Adult Learners

Seeds on the Go (ENG/FR)    based on 23 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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

Soils in the Environment    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
Have you ever wondered what is under the grass?  What do roots actually grow in? It’s soil!  It’ made of up many different things, both living and non-living and many living things including you depend on it. Bring your questions and be prepared to explore (an...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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? We will answer your questions while demonstrating techniques inclu...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

FREE! Teacher Workshop: Programs offered at RBG    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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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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Audience: 

The Nature of our Holiday Traditions    based on 15 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
When you think of this time of year, what smells and colours come to mind? Pine, gingerbread cookies, mulled cider, green, red? These are related to plants that have been used in our winter celebrations for over 2,000 years within different cultures. Join us...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Wetland Ways (ENG/FR)    based on 16 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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
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, 2016-17 Honorable Mention, 2017-18
Identifying deciduous trees during the winter is much easier than you think. Discover how you can use bark, buds and leafless twigs to help you recognize some common woody plants while honing your identification skills using a dichotomous key.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12