Kindergarten

Terrific Trees: — 20 minutes 

This presentation introduces students to some interesting native trees they can find in their community and talks about the important role trees play in our urban environment.

Grade 1

The Power Of One: What You Can Do To Save the Planet — 20 minutes

(Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy in Our Lives)
Global Warming: What You Can Do To Make A Difference — 20 minutes

(Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy in Our Lives)
Zero Waste: Cleaning Up Our Planet — 20 minutes

(Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy In Our Lives)

When The Forest Falls Asleep:  a lyrical tale of how plants and animals prepare for the winter -20 minutes

(Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy in Our Lives)

Grade 2

Beneficial Bugs: A look at the Critical Importance of Insects — 30 to 40 minutes
(Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals)

Urban Animals: Get to know city creatures large and small— 30 to 40 minutes
(Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals)

Grade 3

Pretty Amazing Plants:The Good Things (And a Few Bad Things) That Are Growing All Around Us — 40 minutes (Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes In Plants)
Soil:The Dirt On The EcoSystem Beneath Our Feet — 40 minutes

(Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes In Plants)

Grade 4

No Place Like Home: Local Habitats, The Creatures That Live There and The Threats They Face — 40 minutes (Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities)

Grade 5

Zero Waste: Setting a Goal To Clean Up The Planet — 40 minutes

(Understanding Earth and Space Systems and Conservation of Energy and Resources)

Grade 6

Bright Ideas: Energy Saving/Creating Ideas From Around the World — 40 minutes (Understanding Matter and Energy: Electricity and Electrical Devices)
Restoring Nature:Naturalizing Urban Areas For A Healthier Environment — 60 minutes (Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity) — interactive portion designing a naturalized space

Grade 7

Sustainable Cities: — Creating A Resilient Urban Ecosystem — 60 minutes

(Understanding Life Systems: Interactions In The Environment)
Transportation and the Future of Cars: — 60 to 70 minutes — Interactive component
(Understanding Life Systems and Interactions in the Environment)

Grade 8

Managing Waste: Is Our Current System Working and What Are The Alternatives? — 60 to 70 minutes (Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Systems In Action)
Essential Element: Protecting Our Water Sources in Halton and Beyond — 60 to 70 minutes (Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems)
Improving Biodiversity:Why The Web Of Life Is A Safety Net — 60 to 70 minutes (Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems)

Presentations Suitable For All Grades
Our Urban Forest:Why Trees Are Important — 15 to 20 minutes
Water:The Essential Element — 20 minutes

The Top 10 Things You Can Do For The Planet: — 15 minutes
Living With Coyotes: — 40 minutes.
At the request of the Town of Oakville, this presentation was developed to explore the coyote’s role in the ecosystem. Based on expert advice, it also teaches students what to do if they encounter a coyote. The presentation includes an interactive portion where students get a chance to play act what they have learned. It is suitable for all ages though we suggest the presentation be given separately to Grades K to 3 and 4 to 8.


Presentation For Grades 4 to 8

The Trumpeters’ Tale:The amazing conservation success story of Ontario’s Trumpeter Swans

— 45 minutes 

Special Needs

Discovering Nature:a look at amazing plants and animals that you can find nearby

— 30 minutes


Special Presentation For Schools Undertaking A Schoolyard Greening

Going Wild: How greening your schoolyard improves biodiversity.


Also Available . . .

Urban Forest Walks: Walk through your neighbourhood to a local natural area and learn about the urban forest, invasive plants, local wildlife, water management, good urban design and more. Walks take about 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the site.
Urban Forest Tours: Take a bus trip to several natural areas in your community and learn about the urban forest, invasive plants, local wildlife, water management, good urban design and more. Tours can be from 2 to 4 hours depending on your needs.
Going Wild — How Greening Your Schoolyard Improves Biodiversity — a special presentation for schools who are undertaking a schoolyard greening.

Good To Grow — a look at native flowers, shrubs and trees that add beauty to your garden while improving and protecting biodiversity.

Trumpeter Swans — An amazing conservation success story. Hear about how these beautiful birds were returned to Ontario after an absence of more than 100 years through the dedication of volunteers. 

For Teachers
Schoolyard Greening: 20 to 30 minutes
The Classroom Outdoors: 25 to 30 minutes

For more information or to book a presentation contact Liz Benneian, Manager, Environmental Education, by email at ontariogreenCA@gmail.com or phone her at 905-562-3819.

​​Students from St. Andrew Public School in Oakville and environmental educator Heather Allsop. 

​​​School Programs

​​​​​​Ontariogreen Conservation Association has engaging, free, presentations based on the Ontario Science Curriculum, to complement your course work or to contribute to your ECO School Certification. As well, we can help schools with schoolyard naturalization and planning outdoor classrooms (for more information please click the Naturalization button on the home page).

Below is a list of presentations that are offered by Ontariogreen for students. Given appropriate lead time, other presentations can be developed upon request. We have noted where these programs fit into the Ontario Science Curriculum.


Presentations for teachers and community groups are also available. 


​​​List of Presentations

For more information or to book a presentation contact Liz Benneian, Manager, Environmental Education by email at ontariogreenCA@gmail.com or phone her at 905-562-3819.