How far has your food travelled?

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Program image

We go to the grocery store regularly to buy food, but where does that food come from? What resources were used to get this food to you? Using our map, we'll explore where some of our favourite foods come from originally and how far they have to travel now.

Program Rating

   based on 15 evaluation(s).
Book it!

About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $140.00

IMPORTANT - 2023 fee increase
Fees are set to increase Feb 1, 2023.
Book by January 31, 2023 for a date between January and June 2023 for the 2022 fee ($140)
Book on February 1, 2023 or later, you will be charged the new fee ($150 (regular membership)/ $140 (premium membership).

Canadian sites will pay the fee in Canadian dollars and all other sites will pay the fee in American dollars.
We accept both Canadian and American payments by cheque/check or credit card.
Invoices are sent out at the end of the month that the program occurs. If you need it sooner, please let us know.


45-60 minutes Grade 4 - 8

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Book it!

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 cancelled due to nature i.e., snow days.

About This Provider

Content Provider logo


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 12 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. What did you eat for breakfast? a snack? lunch? dinner? Where did it come from?
2. Using a map, they discover where the food item came from originally and where it might have come from now.
3. Discuss what goes into producing our food and the environmental cost.
4. Brainstorm what we can do to reduce our footprint.
5. Questions


The participant will:
- gain an understanding of where food comes from.
- compare the cost (environmental, economical and societal) of local versus imported food
- explore the interdependent nature of our world
- list three things they could do to support local food suppliers.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS 5-8.C.3:
• All animals (including humans) depend on plants
• Humans depend on their natural and constructed environments.