Welcome to the homepage for Nature Kids, Green Venture’s drop-off after school program for children aged 5-11. Nature Kids aims to help children get outside, engage with nature, and stay active.

Registration for our spring series is now closed!

The spring series of Nature Kids will run on Mondays from 4:30 – 6pm for 6 weeks Starting on March 21st and ending on May 2nd.

Follow us on social media to see a peak into all the fun we are having and stay tuned for more information about our summer series.

contact us at naturekids@greenventure.ca with an questions or for more information.

Three images of children participating in the Nature Kids program. Text reads:" Free program for ages 5-11. March 21 - May 2 4:30-6:00PM. EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton. Every Monday your nature kid will: have a healthy snack, learn something new, explore the outdoors, and get active. Brought to you by, Green Venture and the Conservers Society of Hamilton Area."

Past Sessions

We wrapped up our fall session of Nature Kids on October 26, 2021. While we’re sad this session is over, we are so glad that we got to explore outdoors with such an amazing group. Over the six week session, 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.

While we plan for our next Nature Kids session, check out a few pictures from our fall session below.

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: