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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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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.

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2016-2017

Honorable Mention


2015-2016


2014-2015


2013-2014


2012-2013


2011-2012

Honorable Mention


2010-2011


2009-2010


2008-2009

Honorable Mention


2007-2008

Honorable Mention


 

Programs by Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Wetland Ways (ENG/FR)

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....

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Seeds on the Go (ENG/FR)

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...

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Teacher Workshop: Programs offered at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens invites you to participate in a free half-hour long introduction of current programs available with a sampling of some of...

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Plant Adaptations: Wetlands

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...

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Plant Adaptations: Mediterranean Biome

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...

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Creatures with Wings and Crawly Things (ENG/FR/SP)

Do you know what characteristics of insects are? We'll explore different habitats including leaf litter, aquatic and grass fields to discover a...

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Pollination Partners

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...

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Healing Plants

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...

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Human Impacts on Ecosystems (Wetlands) (ENG/FR)

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...

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Insects in Winter

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...

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Organic Gardening

Why are farmers and gardeners turning to organic practices? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Can you use these techniques in your...

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Species at Risk

Royal Botanical Gardens is rich in plant and animal life, including some of Canada's most endangered species. What makes some species become at...

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Photosynthesis

Green plants are the only plants that produce oxygen and make food, which is called photosynthesis. Explore how the plant's structures are...

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Plant Parts and Pumpkins

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...

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Growing Seeds (ENG/FR/SP)

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...

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Good Things Come in Trees (ENG/FR)

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...

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Colours in Nature

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...

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The Nature of our Holiday Traditions

When you think of this time of year, what smells and colours come to mind? Pine, gingerbread cookies, mulled cider, green, red? These are are...

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Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat

From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we...

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Horticultural Therapist Career

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...

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Plant Careers: Field Botanist

How do we know about plant diversity? It's thanks to naturalists and Field Botanists who explore our natural areas, document, collect and identify...

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Winter Tree ID

Identifying deciduous trees during the winter is much easier than you think. Join our field botanist and herbarium curator, Nadia Cavallin, to...

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Invasive Species and Biodiversity

We will be exploring how humans have been instrumental in introducing non-native/invasive species  into natural environments and their impacts on...

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Artists' Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art

Artists creations are inspired by a variety of things including the natural world and gardens, both public and private. Join Karin as she takes...

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How far has your food travelled?

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? We'll play...

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BEWARE! These Plants Bite!

We know about venomous snakes and poisonous frogs, but dangerous plants! Discover the variety of ways that plants are able to defend themselves...

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Royal Botanical Gardens: Canada's Biodiversity Hotspot

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Starting Plants with Seeds

Review the basics of seeds and germination while exploring different planting methods. Why do some plants need to be started earlier indoors...

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Horticultural Therapy Professional Development

Would you like to incorporate Horticultural Therapy techniques into your recreation programs or get some great ideas, but can't make it to Royal...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Karin Davidson-Taylor   samm@norsoft.net
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington Ontario, Canada L7T 4H4
905-527-1158 x249
Canada

http://www.rbg.ca/videoconferencing

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) cover:

Sciences
French

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"It was a great VC - well done. The teacher thought that the experience was FANTASTIC and wants RBG to be our new best friend."
Secondary Educator YRDSB, Ontario;  “In order to achieve the highest level of learning for the students, we link up with experts via video conference. Karin Davidson Taylor is one of these experts. Her program allows my students to gain an understanding of species at risk in another part of the country. By doing sessions such as this, the students leave the course with a greater understanding of the problem faced by many species of animals in Canada than they would have gained by simply using a textbook and the internet.”Dwayne Shepherd, Gr 10/11 (GYRD, AB)