Focus on Nature Online Lessons

A free program of weekly nature photography lessons for teachers and parents to keep students creatively connecting with nature at home while schools are closed.

Our Workshops

We offer full-day workshops to elementary school classes.

Our Camps

We offer great camp experiences in Halton, Hamilton, Waterloo and Guelph. Find the camp that's right for you!

Student Survey Results are in!

A qualitative evaluation study was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph in the spring of 2018.


Share your love of art and nature with the next generation!

Our COVID-19 Update - May 3rd, 2020

# strongertogether

We all need more nature in our lives, especially in these difficult times. And while we continue to self-isolate at home, we have a program of online nature photography lessons that teachers and parents can use to keep students creatively connecting with nature! Learn more and register here.


We were so please to hear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mention our program in his daily briefing last week!  Even CBC News gave us an opportunity to promote our online program that give young people exciting learning opportunities in these challenging times. We hope you will help us spread the word as well.


Our Nature Photography Challenges on InstaGram ended last week. All the amazing pictures can be seen using the hashtag #focusonnaturechallenge. Congratulations to @nature_photography884 on winning the draw for a gently-used digital camera!


Stay Heathy. Play Safe. And please Stay 6 Feet Away from your friends and neighbours.

Robert Bateman Supports Focus on Nature!

"The beauty of photography..." Read More

Connecting kids to nature through photography.

Focus on Nature is a registered charity based in Guelph Ontario that inspires young people to explore and connect with nature through photography. We conduct workshops in schools and day camps in the summer and during March Break.

Photos from the Emerging Nature student photography exhibition which were shown at eMERGE Guelph in Old Quebec Street Mall, in March and April, 2016. All 60 images can be view in our Flickr album.

A short video about volunteering with Focus on Nature.

Book a Workshop

Learn more, choose a date, and book a workshop here.

Register for camp

Focus on Nature conducts day camps in Guelph, Waterloo, Halton and Hamilton regions during March Break and week-long camps in July and August. Learn more and make a reservation here.

Become a volunteer

Share your love of art and nature with a younger generation!

What people are saying...

We receive a lot of feedback about the program from parents, teachers and students….

The Big Picture: children and nature

Student participantDevelopment of Focus on Nature was inspired in part by Richard Louv’s 2005 book “Last Child in the Woods” and numerous research findings about the long-term consequences of a growing disconnect between young people and their natural surroundings. [more]

Photography: The Art of Seeing

Photo taken by Sadie, grade 7Photography has been called “the art of seeing” (Freeman Patterson) and as such it can be a powerful tool for cultivating our observational skills, enticing us to slow down and pay attention to the details we might normally pass by. [more]





Our Sponsors and Supporters

City of Guelph
Cowan Foundation
TD Bank
Guelph Community Foundation
Guelph Toyota
Miller Thomson