Creatures with Wings and Crawly Things (ENG/FR)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Bee, spider, grasshopper, caterpillar. One of these is not an insect. Do you know what characteristics of insects are? We'll discover what these characteristics are and reinforce that with an action song.  

You get to choose what habitats we explore - 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 or FRENCH . Please note language preference in Comments section, if other than English.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00

Fee: Regular price: $150; Premium price: $140
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


35 - 45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod After school clubs Public Library: Library Patrons Various clubs such as Guides or Scouts

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Minimum of 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations, excluding cancellations due to nature, i.e., school closed because of snow days.
No cancellation fee will be assessed if you reschedule within two months of the original program date.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. Students are welcome to present their pictures of insects.
2. We'll start by asking the students for their favourite insect or one they've seen lately..
3. We'll play a little true and false game to discover what makes an insect an insect.
4. We will reinforce this with an action song.
5. Students are welcome to ask questions - teachers have some ready
6. If no questions, Participants will observe a variety of insects and predict what habitat they live in.
7. Time is allowed for questions and answers during the presentation or after it.


The participant will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of an insect compared to non-insects
- explore the relationship of adaptations to habitat
- develop an appreciation of what animals (insects and other local arthropods) need to survive

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All grades:
A1: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry;
A2: Understanding about scientific inquiry;
E3: Understanding about science and technology;
G1: Science as a human endeavour.
NS.K-4.3: Life Science:
C1: Characteristics of animals;
C2: Life cycles of living things;
C3: Organisms and their environments;
NS.5-8.3: Life Science:
C1: Structure and function of living systems;
C2: Reproduction and heredity;
C4: Populations and ecosystems;
C5: Diversity and adaptations of organisms;

State Standards

Science - Living Systems
Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 4: Habitats and communities
Grade 6: Biodiversity
Grade 1: Needs of Animals and Plants
Grade 2: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
Grade 3: Animal Life Cycles