The Riverwood Conservancy
Come take a walk on the wild side!
Looking for an adventure? Look no further than your own backyard!
Education for every age!
Come for the fun and leave only your footprints behind!
No! Riverwood is a public park, meaning it is open and free to the public.
What kind of practical experience will my students learn on a field trip at Riverwood?
Each program has different variations, meaning students will learn different skills based on the program you enroll them in. Some skills they may learn include how to determine the height of a tree, water sampling, ground sampling, how to use and determine area with a GPS, how to extract a core sample from a tree and even how to hand feed birds. We suggest choosing a program based on what you are currently teaching so the information is fresh and relevant.
Are there any programs geared towards Aboriginal studies?
Riverwood is currently working with the Peel and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Boards to develop a program with the Enabling Garden specifically for Aboriginal students with exceptionalities.
Is the park accessible?
Yes! Our park is barrier free and fully accessible, although our trails are currently not. We are in the process of researching ways to make our trails accessible to everyone of every ability and we hope to begin redesigning them very soon!
The Enabling Garden
Several key features of the Enabling Garden include ramps, raised planting platforms, sensory garden beds and a separate area from the garden known as the Dawn Redwood Circle, a perfect place to cool off in the shade during the summer and share stories.
The Credit River
The Credit River is a gorgeous spot to relax or even fish on a hot summer day!
Two of our class room turtles enjoying a little 'me' time.
Are Those Teeth!?
Yep! The students in our Rocks and Minerals program end the day by looking at fossils, including real megalodon teeth!