Careers in Ecology, Botany and Horticulture

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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RBG has over 2400 acres of natural sanctuaries. We depend on our species and ecosystem ecologists to help with the monitoring, restoration and management of the biodiversity hotspot. Interested in learning more about these careers? Here’s your chance to ask the people in the field those burning questions. Learn more about the education requirements, skills and experience needed.to be an Aquatic Ecologist, a Terrestrial Ecologist, a Field Botanist; a Species at Risk Biologist or a Horticulturalist.

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About This Program


By Request: $160.00

Fees: Regular - $160
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


45-60 minutes Grade 7 - 12; adults

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Available during non-field season only - November early March Please inquire first before booking program to confirm availability of staff person in that career

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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. Review What the students already know and what they like to know about the career.
2. Students will be given a task related to the work down in the particular career.
3. Expand on where they work and why; professional associations.
4. Time allowed for questions during and after the presentation.


The participant will:
...experience what a a person in that career does
...explore in more detail the skills and education needed
...discuss where you might be employed
...develop and appreciation of the importance of species diversity and ecosystems. .

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Guidance and Career Education
Grade 9-10: Career Studies (GLC2O): Exploration of Opportunities
Grade 11-12: Designing your Future (GWL3O): Exploration of Opportunities