Connecting People to Nature


Connecting people to nature is at the core of Greenbelt Land Trust. We work with local schools, teachers, and educational organizations to provide a platform for hands-on environmental learning.

By partnering with organizations like Marys River Watershed Council and the Institute for Applied Ecology, we are able to provide lands protected by Greenbelt as ‘learning laboratories’ for local schools. In 2017 over 500 students in 4 schools visited our lands, gaining invaluable hands-on learning experiences in ecology, restoration, and water sciences. For information on how to partner with Greenbelt on educational volunteer days, contact Blythe.

At Greenbelt we understand that all of us are ‘students of nature’, and that learning doesn’t end once we leave the school doors. By offering year-round educational tours, workshops, and events, we are nurturing our community’s connection to the natural world in their backyard. From birding trips to restoration lectures, and trail hikes – there is something for everyone at Greenbelt Land Trust! In the past year we have held tours led by experts in:

  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Migratory Birds
  • Trail Connections
  • Floodplain Restoration
  • Freshwater Mussels
  • Lichen

Visit our Event Calendar to sign-up for upcoming events!