Welcome to the homepage for Nature Kids, Green Venture’s drop-off after school program for children aged 6-10. Nature Kids aims to help children get outside, engage with nature, and stay active.

Fall session registration is now open.

Get outside with Nature Kids! Join us this fall as we become active through outdoor exploration throughout the season. We’ll explore the 2 acres of EcoHouse grounds, learn how to identify the plants and animals that live around us, sow vegetables, and plant native seeds.

The fall session of Nature Kids will run from September 21st to October 26th, on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6pm at EcoHouse (22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton). A few examples of our activities include:

  • Nature hikes
  • Tree identification
  • Na​​tive seed planting
  • Fire starting
  • Bird identification
  • Nature crafts

Registration

As most of our activities take place outside, we ask all participants to come dressed for all weather conditions. We will be taking walking trips to various parks and trails within a 2km radius of Green Venture’s EcoHouse. Please note EcoHouse is not an accessible building.

 

To register, fill out the application form below. A new registration form must be completed for each participant. Nature Kids operates on a Pay What You Can basis, with a suggested price between $20-$60 for the session. During registration, you will be asked to fill in an amount to be invoiced. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the session is full, you can sign up to be on the waitlist. Upon registration, Green Venture staff will email you a Waiver and COVID-19 Protocol document. Registration will not be secured until the signed waiver is returned. 

 

A snack will be provided (or prepared by Green Venture staff and volunteers) each session. A full program schedule, including activities and snacks, will be provided the week before the session begins.

 

Register for the fall session of Nature Kids here.

Nature Kids is a dynamic recreation program that focuses on increasing children’s physical activity and fostering a deep connection to nature through new skills such as gardening and nature exploration. Nature Kids Youth Eco Adventure programming is generously supported in 2020 and 2021 by a SEED Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and in 2020 by the Ed Smee Grant from the Conserver Society of Hamilton and District and the City Enrichment Fund of the City of Hamilton: