Focus on Nature

Site: Guelph Wellington Branch

Contact Information
Alternate Name FON
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Primary Contact Simon Bell, Executive Director; Phone: 226-971-0701; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Bulstrode, Guelph Wellington Program Manager; Phone: 905-299-5252; Email:
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address PO Box 1601 
Guelph, ON N1H 6R7
Physical Access Fully Accessible - school venues ; Partially Accessible - University of Guelph Arboretum
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Volunteer-driven community benefit organization based in Guelph that inspires young people to explore and connect with nature through photography.
Description (Service) Delivers a full-day workshop, principally in Grade 4-6 classrooms. Hosts day camps at the Guelph Arboretum. Workshops and camps involve: 
* teaching of creative and technical skills in photography 
* interactive lessons, field trips, editing and feedback sessions 
* nature awareness and sensory activities 
* inspiring long-term interest in protection of local ecosystems 
**Program workshops are held principally in local school classrooms
Hours Hours vary * workshop days typically 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Dates Most school workshops are conducted from mid-Apr to the end of Jun, and Sep to mid-Nov 
Day camps (University of Guelph Arboretum) Mar, Jul, Aug
Areas Served Guelph - and area school districts ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County ; principally in Guelph, but also Wellington and Waterloo Region schools
Eligibility Primarily elementary school students
Application Call, e-mail, or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees Program
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2008
Funding City / Town ; Grants ; workshop and camp fees, corporate sponsorship, government and foundation grants, and individual donations
Service Categories Arts and Crafts Instruction ~ Youth ; Day Camps ; Outdoor Environmental Education