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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 plants globally.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
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

Target Audience

Education: Adult LearnersPublic 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, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Ideally this program is done from early October to mid November when squash are available. This program can be done at other times of the year, but we can't guarantee what squash will be available so may be using images..

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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

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

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. This program begins with a brainstorm about Squash and Pumpkin.
2. With available examples, we'll explore, what makes a pumpkin a squash and not the reverse
3. We will view some interesting varieties of these fruit and their origin.
4. We'll discuss the various ways these fruit have and are being used globally
5. Time is allowed for questions during and after the presentation.


The participant will...
- have an understanding of the title statement
- develop an appreciation of the variety of squash
- discover some historic and international uses
- be encouraged to share their experiences with squash