July 2021

Registration is open now!

Photo of author Susan Verde with a book
hummingbird with feeder
photo of greg pizzoli reading a book
London children's museum logo

Ontariogreen presents Global Warming

The presentation explains in simple terms, why the planet is warming then briefly looks at what’s causing it and its potential impacts. Participants will also learn what Canada and other countries are doing to lower greenhouse gas emissions and what we can do in our own homes and communities to make a difference.

July 5 at 10:30 am (Ages 9-12) 

Young Eco Warriors: Birds (with Ontariogreen)

This presentation takes a fascinating look at the dinosaurs only living descendants - birds. Then it takes a closer look at some of the beautiful birds that can be found in our area.

July 7 at 7:00 pm (Ages 4-7) 

Species at Risk with Conservation Halton

Visit “screen to beak” with several of Mountsberg’s live birds of prey as we explore the issues surrounding Ontario’s species at risk. We will discover what it means to be "at risk" and what youth can do to help at risk species in their own neighbourhood.

July 12 at 2:00 pm (Fun for all ages)

Young Eco Warriors: Terrific Trees (with Ontariogreen)

All the awesome things trees do for us are explored in this presentation which also highlights some of the amazing native trees in our area and tells some of the weird and wonderful stories about them.

July 15 at 7:00 pm (Ages 4-7) 

Green Thumbs with Conservation Halton 

In this virtual workshop, participants will learn how humans depend on plants for their survival and how we can help protect them. We will explore the difference between native and invasive species and learn to recognize some local plants. This workshop will include a special guest appearance by a Conservation Halton ecologist who will help us learn how to collect and plant native seed to help support healthy ecosystems!

July 19 at 10:30 am (Fun for all ages) 

Biodiversity with Loretta Penny

A canary turns silent in the mine. A frog disappears in the jungle. A river runs dry. Nature has long delivered messages about changes in the environment. Nowadays, however, climate change, combined with accelerating plant and animal extinctions are alerting us to re-think how we treat Planet Earth. This highly informative, fascinating and topical presentation will address human impact on indigenous peoples, the environment, extreme weather, invasive species and current crisis worldwide. Natural remedies and practical solutions will be promoted for prompt action and stewardship of our planet! This virtual program will be delivered by the dynamic, award-winning presenter Loretta Penny.

July 26 at 2:00 pm (Ages 9+)

Pet Shop with CPA Ontario

The goal of this workshop is to help participants better understand the level of responsibility and commitment required of pet ownership. It will make them aware of the fact that unforeseen situations can occur when owning a pet and it’s important to be ready when they do.

July 6 at 10:30 am (Ages 9-10)

Savings & Bank Accounts with CPA Ontario

In this workshop, participants will learn that small changes make big differences and that saving is a mindset which we have to train ourselves to develop and use when making daily financial choices.

July 13 at 2:00 pm (Ages 11-13)

Bartering with CPA Ontario

In this workshop, participants will learn that different items have different values (i.e., you cannot compare one apple to one pound of wheat), and that money places a specific value on items to solve this issue.

July 20 at 10:30 am (Ages 9-10)

Budgeting & Expenses with CPA Ontario

In this workshop participants will learn that budgeting is about making choices between what we need and what we want and that staying on or under a budget reaps positive rewards. Registrants will learn that they are in charge of their own choices, but first they have to be aware that they are making them.

July 27 at 2:00 pm (Ages 11-13)

Good Clean Fun with Scientists in School Good Clean Fun with Scientists in School 

Fun with soap and water? You’ll be astonished when you investigate surface tension; explore the chemistry behind bath bombs; and make your own to use at home. It’ll be an explosion of chemical fun!

July 7 at 2:00 pm (Ages 5-12)

Space: the Final Frontier

This workshop will take you out-of-this-world and into outer space, where you’ll learn all about stars, how gravity works, and why Pluto isn't considered a planet anymore.

July 14 at 10:30 am (Ages 7-10)

Stars & Meteorites with London Children's Museum

Explore outer space by examining constellations visible in Southern Ontario's night sky. Observe a real meteorite from the London Children's Museum's collection. Families will experiment with their own impact craters and measure how changes in the impactor affect the resulting crater.

July 17 at 2:00 pm (Ages 9-12)

Investigate it! with Scientists in School 

Be a detective! Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing car. Fingerprints, footprints, handwriting analysis and more… Can you identify the culprit?

July 21 at 2:00 pm (Ages 6-12)

Spread Your Wings with Scientists in School 

Humans have always been fascinated by flight. Come and explore the wonderful world of birds and other things that fly. Make a birdfeeder; fly a glider; and explore how a taketombo works. We will wing our way through the sky.

July 28 at 2:00 pm  (Ages 5-12)

Between the Pages: Writing Workshop 

Do you love to write? Are you dreaming of becoming an author? Do you enjoy being creative? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you! We want to help you write your own creative piece by learning the important steps involved in writing a story. This two-part workshop is designed to advance your creativity, build your confidence and vanquish your writer’s block, with tips and tricks from renowned author Alane Adams. 

July 8 & July 15 at 1:30 (Ages 8-13)* this is a two-part workshop. Please make sure you are available to attend both dates

Virtual Author Visit with Greg Pizzoli

Join author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli as shares his picture books and graphic novels! Be sure to bring a paper and pencil to draw along as Greg Pizzoli demonstrates how to make characters from very simple shapes, gives us a peek at his art studio, and reads from his award-winning books.

July 22 at 11:00 am (Best suited for ages 4-9, but all are welcome)

Virtual Book Launch Reading with Milton Author Diksha Pal Narayan

Milton author - Diksha Pal Narayan – is launching a new book and you can be one of the first people she shares it with! Join Diksha as she discusses the inspiration behind writing the book, reads a chapter, and answers audience questions.

July 25 at 10:00 am (Best suited for ages 6-12, but all are welcome) 

Virtual Author Visit with Susan Verde 

Join NY Times Best-Selling author and kid’s yoga and mindfulness instructor, Susan Verde for a special storytime. We will move, breathe and of course READ!

July 29 at 10:15 am (Best suited for ages 4-9, but all are welcome)

Take & Make: Mason Bee House

Native bee populations are declining, mainly due to loss of habitat...but creating new homes and nesting sites for native bees can increase their numbers and attract new species! Pick up a kit from us to take home, and try your hand at making a simple Mason Bee House.

Pick up date: July 9 (Ages 6-10)

Take & Make: Hummingbird Feeder

Children love hummingbirds!  With Wings that normally beat up to 78 times per second (and can beat as fast as 200 times per second), hummingbirds have an almost magical charm.  But Hummingbirds aren't just playful creatures.  Hummingbirds are pollinators and therefore play a critical role in the environment. Pick up a kit from us to take home, and try your hand at making a simple Hummingbird Feeder. 

Pick up date: July 16 (Ages 6-12)

Take & Make: STEAM Plane

Want to try your hand at engineering your own plane? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own fast-flying glider! Once you’ve built the plane it will be ready to put into action. Test it and see how far it goes.

Pick up date: July 23 (Ages 7-12)

Take & Make: Bristlebots

Create your own zippy bot in minutes with this fun-filled electronics kit! Bristlebots are a fun way to learn about basic engineering, motor, circuits, and principals of balance. Creating a bot is simple, just attach the parts to the toothbrush head and watch them go. Change the way they move and behave by adjusting the balance and pipe cleaners. A great summer break activity to pick up and complete at your own pace.

Pick up date: July 30 (Ages 9+)

Minecraft Escape Quest

Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges and puzzles to breakout.

July 10 at 10:30 am (Ages 9-12)

Coding with Minecraft

Join us to explore basic coding concepts using Minecraft!

July 16 at 4:00 pm (Ages 8-12)

Family Trivia Night: Games

Join us for a fun Games themed trivia night! Find out how much your family knows about tabletop games, schoolyard games, and of course video games.

July 20 at 7:00 pm (Fun for the whole family)

Unruly Splats

Join us for a three-part series that combines coding and physical activity. We'll be using block coding and an Unruly Splats kit to design games that are sure to have you jumping out of your seats!

July 28, August 4, August 11 at 4:00pm (Ages 8-12)

Family Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Join us for a fun Harry Potter themed trivia night! The whole family can join in to answer questions together and compete as a team.

July 29 at 7:00 pm (Fun for the whole family) 

Code at Home

Join us to explore coding projects you can do from home!

July 30 at 4:00pm (Ages 8-12)

Pieces to make bristlebot
pixilated sword from Minecraft game
neon sign that reads trivia night
pieces to make STEAM plane