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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?

We've been busy building an online program based on our popular nature photography school workshops. After our beta testing is completed, this program will be available for teachers and students everywhere, whether learning in class or remotely.

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!

Thank you for supporting Focus on Nature Fest!

 

 

 

Our Fest online celebration and fundraiser was a great success. We made new friends and raised over $14,500!

We want to thank our event sponsors SkylineRLB Chartered Professional Accountants, Planet Realty, Guelph Toyota, Weiler & Company, Frank Valeriote and Michelle Dwyer of SV Law and the many individual donors that contributed to the success of our first ever online event. We love you all and couldn’t have done it without you!

While the Fest is over now, you can still visit:

  • our online photo gallery featuring the best images created by the talented students in the Focus on Nature program in 2019
  • our Wednesday Webinar featuring Simon Bell and Peter Kelly with Curt Hammond as MC
  • and all our daily creative activities that the whole family can do anytime

As always, we welcome 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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City of Guelph
Cowan Foundation
TD Bank
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Guelph Community Foundation
Guelph Toyota
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