Welcome to the homepage for Nature Kids, Green Venture’s drop-off program for children aged 5-11. Nature Kids aims to help children get outside, engage with nature, and stay active.
The spring series will be running weekly afterschool on Thursdays from May 11th to June 8th from 4:30 – 6:00PM.
We are excited to be able to offer this series of Green Venture’s Nature Kids program for free! It is open to all Hamilton area children aged 5 to 11, with priority given to individuals belonging to equity seeking groups. We also have a few spots for helpers which will be open to children ages 12 and 13, interested participants should contact us by email for more information.
Registration for our Spring series is now open and we will let all registrants know if they have a place in our program by May 4th!
Register to participate here
el programa es en inglés, inscripción disponible en español.
Our program is run in English, but we also have a Spanish registration form available for those who need it.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an questions or for more information.
If you or your child is over the age of 14 and looking to earn volunteer hours we are currently recruiting for volunteer guides, find more information and apply to volunteer here or contact us via email.
Winter 2023 was a whole lot of fun and we so enjoyed the winter weather with an awesome group of Nature Kids! We were really lucky to have a great group of volunteer guides this series, we couldn’t have done it without them. Over the 5 sessions we got to spend quality time in nature at EcoHouse and at our local creek enjoying the weather in both snow and rain. We exercised our creativity through things like, shelter building, making nature based valentines, participated in season activities like maple tree tapping and tobogganing in the snow, as well as participate in stewardship of the environment through things like planting tree seeds, learning to compost and so much more.
Check out a few pictures from our winter 2023 series below.
We learned so much fall 2022 with an awesome group of Nature Kids! We were really lucky to have a helper (ages 11-13) for each of our three groups this series, we couldn’t have done it without them. Over the 5 sessions we got to spend quality time in nature at EcoHouse and at our local creek, exercise our creativity through things like, seed ball making, pumpkin carving, and bird feeder making, as well as participate in stewardship of the environment through things like planting tress, picking up garbage, learning to compost and so much more.
Check out a few pictures from our fall 2022 series below.
This summer week of Nature Kids was definitely a major highlight in our summer! Over the 5 days we got to spend quality time in nature at EcoHouse and at our local creek and learned so much about nature and ourselves. some series highlights include: flower pounding, painting bird friendly windows, building shelters, constructing rafts and testing them at the local creek and so much more!
Check out a few pictures from our summer 2022 series below.
We wrapped up our spring series of Nature Kids in May 2022. We had so much fun experiencing nature with this amazing group of kids in all different kinds of weather, from cold to hot and rainy to sunny it was a blast! Over the six weeks, we explored EcoHouse’s grounds, made maple syrup, learned how to Identify different species of trees, explored our local creek, learned all about birds, grew some radishes, fed composting worms, dissected owl pellets, and foraged for and ate some tasty dandelions.
Check out a few pictures from our spring series below.
Our fall series of Nature Kids ended on October 26, 2021. While we’re sad this series is over, but we are so glad that we got to explore outdoors with such an amazing group. Over the six weeks, we explored EcoHouse’s grounds, pressed leaves, found crawfish in our local creek, fed composting worms, built a shelter, made milkweed seed balls, and carved local pumpkins.
Check out a few pictures from our fall series below.