Focus on Nature Fest!

Thanks to our sponsors, donors and supporters we've raised over $13,000 at the Fest!

New Board Members Needed!

The Focus on Nature Board of Directors is seeking candidates to replace three members who must step away by September, 2021. Could one of them be you?

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!

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

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

November Update

The Focus on Nature Fest is on now!

We are celebrating our connections to nature this week with fun activities for you and your family all week long. Sign up now on Eventbrite to receive the Daily Fest Newsletter and join the party!

Fest highlights include:

  • a new photo gallery featuring the best images created by the talented students in the Focus on Nature program in 2019
  • an online silent auction with 27 fabulous prizes for you to bid on
  • a set of 10 beautiful greeting cards featuring some of the all-time great images of nature taken at our workshops and camps
  • our Wednesday Webinar featuring Simon Bell and Peter Kelly with Curt Hammond as MC is now online
  • a daily creative activity that the whole family can do together
  • Fest giveaways – including a Nikon camera – but you must register to be in the draw

There’s no ticket to buy but registration is required. Please help make this our best fundraiser ever by offering a donation to support the Focus on Nature program. Thank you!

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]

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Our Sponsors and Supporters

City of Guelph
Cowan Foundation
TD Bank
Rotary
Montessori
Lumichrom
Guelph Community Foundation
Guelph Toyota
Miller Thomson
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