About Us

Nature School and Education Centres’ goal is to promote, in it’s participants a connection to the environment and natural world.

With locations in Grimsby and St. Catharines, our outdoor, rain or shine, programs give students regular access to a greenspace they can call their own. Students of all ages will benefit in countless ways with unstructured time in nature.

Our indoor classroom is nature-based, with materials that promote open-ended play, authentic learning and creativity; rich in opportunities for art, inquiry and project-based learning.

Our students will participate in gardening and greening projects, revitalization of habitats and ecological restoration projects, composting, recycling and reduction of waste. Anything we can do to promote stewardship in our students.

We have programs in St. Catharines and Grimsby, for ages – toilet trained to 13. We also welcome volunteers ages 14+, please contact our volunteer coordinator at info@natureschoolniagara.com..

We see ourselves as becoming a hub for the city and Niagara, where organizations and individuals can combine their efforts to help save the world!

For more information on Forest School in Ontario, please see the Forest and Nature School in Canada handbook.

Jennifer GrimesDirector: Jennifer Grimes, OCT, BSc (Hons), BEd

Miss. Jen is certified to teach elementary and secondary biology, science and individual in society courses and has a background in Special Education, Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs. With a passion for the environment and social justice, Miss. Jen makes a great leader for our summer camps, school trips, homeschool programs and Saturday programs. She works part-time during the school year as an Educational Assistant, and has two young children who love spending time in the woods! Miss. Jen’s natural curiosity and relentless sense of wonder is sure to inspire some of the same in every participant.

Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Grimes
  • Monique Lacharite

Not for profit number 968452-2.

Niagara Nature School & Education Centre
Niagara Nature School & Education Centre