School Programmes

The Green Legacy has hosted thousands of students at our nurseries with fun, interactive, and educational school programmes. Our experiential and hands-on programmes are free, and available to all schools located within the County of Wellington and, subject to availability, the City of Guelph schools. 

We have strong partnerships with the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic School Board, and we have designed our programming to support Ontario curriculum expectations. The Green Legacy will also cover the cost of busing for Junior and Intermediate students.

Unique Programming for all Ages

Block filled with mulch and multiple tree seedlings growing out of it.

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Seeds in the Classroom (Spring)

The virtual presentation discusses the layers of a forest and the planting video teaches students how to care for seedlings in their classroom. Green Legacy provides all necessary supplies and collects the growing blocks before the school year ends.
Girl working with a tray of seedlings in the Green Legacy Nursery

Grade 4 to 6: Branching Out - Nursery Visit (Fall & Spring)

Students can take a trip to one of our Green Legacy nurseries to engage in tasks such as transplanting seedlings and participate in a 60-90 minute interpretive hike in our beautiful surrounding woodlands.
Two women planting a tree with a number of other students in the distance planting trees.

Grade 7 to 8: Roots in the Community - Outplants (Spring)

Students will travel to the properties of Wellington County landowners to plant trees with the assistance of Green Legacy staff during the Spring.
Individual planting a seedling in a Styrofoam block filled with other seedlings and dirt.

Secondary and Co-op 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.

Looking for more information on our school programmes? 
Contact our Community Outreach Coordinator.