The Riverwood Conservancy

Located in Mississauga (on Burnhamthorpe between Mississauga Rd and Creditview), it is a "volunteer- and member-based charity that provides programs and services to the community in nature and environmental education, stewardship of Riverwood, and gardening and horticulture." They offer great K-12 educational programs. For more details, visit their website at

Feedback from Dufferin-Peel teachers:

"We took all of our Grade 9's on different days: 1/2 day sessions with two classes per day. It was definitely worthwhile. Students enjoyed being outdoors, the instructors were great with the activities they provided. I would do it again!"

"I took a group of fifteen Grade 10 academic students before the May long weekend and we had a great experience with Candra! She came for a pre-visit to the school to explain what she does, a bit about ecology and a bit about Riverwood. On the field trip day, the students got hands-on experiences with ecological field study (meadow, forest, pond). We had a phenomenal time! Highly recommended!"
-Natalie Kirk @ Notre Dame