COVID-19 and School Programming at the Green Legacy

As of January 2022, the Green Legacy continues to be closed for school programming. We will update this page as new information and opportunities become available, so please subscribe to this page or check back regularly to stay updated.

Stay safe! - We are looking forward to growing trees with you again soon.  

 

Welcome! We are glad you are interested in what the Wellington County Green Legacy has to offer. We have a range of interactive and fun programmes for your students to participate in. Our programmes are available for free to all schools located within the County of Wellington. Participation from schools within the City of Guelph is subject to availability.

The Green Legacy has developed strong partnerships with the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic School Board. Each year, thousands of students participate in the Green Legacy Programme. Each of our school programmes are experiential and hands-on that supports Ontario curriculum expectations. The busing of the Junior and Intermediate students is paid for by The Green Legacy Programme. 

Kindergarten to Grade 3 - Seeds in the Classroom

Have Green Legacy staff visit your Kindergarten to Grade 3 students at school! Our hands-on and interactive presentation teaches students how to grow and care for seedlings in planting blocks in their classrooms. The trees are planted in late winter and collected by Green Legacy staff before the school year ends. All seeds, planting supplies and instructions are provided by the Green Legacy. 

 Seeds in the Classroom Request Form

Grade 4-6 - Nursery Visit

Students in Grades 4-6 take a trip to one of our Green Legacy nurseries. While here, students engage in nursery tasks such as transplanting seedlings and participate in a 60-90 minute interpretive hike in our beautiful surrounding woodlands.

 Nursery Visit Request Form

Grade 7 and 8 - Community Outplants

Classes in Grade 7 and 8 are partnered with Wellington County landowners and will travel to a location throughout the county to plant trees with the assistance of Green Legacy staff during the Spring.

 Community Outplant Request Form

Volunteer and Co-op opportunities for Secondary Students

The Green Legacy has many opportunities where Secondary School students can volunteer to obtain their 40 hours of required community service. We are also pleased to work with students through the Cooperative Education Program.

 

Dress for the weather!

In order to make your day as comfortable as possible, students and teachers should come equipped with the following items:

  • Appropriate footwear - boots for rain or mud or other sturdy shoes that suit working conditions
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Rain gear/warm jacket - depending on weather and the time of year
  • Work gloves
  • Water bottle and snack

Due to the different conditions we could be working in, please have students dress in layers to accommodate the changing temperatures.