School Workshops

Welcome back to school!

Book a Focus on Nature workshop for your class now, while our calendar is relatively open.

Summer Camps

We are preparing for another busy season of summer camps! This year, we will have camps in Guelph, Waterloo, Cambridge, Oakville, and Hamilton. Check out our camp page to find a program near you!

2021 Virtual Exhibits Open Now!

We are celebrating some of our young photographers' wonderful photographs. Come see how our students are connecting to nature through photography!

Thank you, teachers, for helping students return to school safely!

Our workshops follow all Covid safety protocols and have been adapted to be delivered in an OUTDOOR+ONLINE format that maximizes social distancing. 

In addition to our Elements of Design course, we now have the Principles of Design course available for grades 7 through 10 in English and French!

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.

Check out some of our recent student work!

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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