Nature @ Work
Corporate On-Site Employee Engagement

Engage employees in nature-based team-building activities on your corporate property. Build morale, foster stewardship and demonstrate your company or institution’s commitment to the community and the environment.

How it works

Greening Corporate Grounds members can choose up to three of our activities to create a hands-on experience for staff or volunteers. Fill out the request form following the activity descriptions to request your event today. Not a member? Find out how to join here or contact us gcg@cvc.ca.

The well-being of our participants and staff is our top priority. We are following provincial and local regulations regarding COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor gatherings. We will do everything we can to ensure participants maintain physical distancing at our events. If this is not possible, staff and participants will be asked to wear a safety mask.

CVC reserves the right to cancel events in response to changes to COVID-19 safety protocols.

EVENT REQUEST FORM

Activities

Planting event

On-Site Half-Day Planting Event

Plant native trees, shrubs or wildflowers on your property. We’ll provide a planting plan and guide staff or volunteers through the activity.

When it’s offered: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Best time to book: Jan-Mar
Participants required: 10-50
Cost: $450-$750 plus materials*


Maintenance Event

Get staff or volunteers involved in keeping planting projects looking great through guided weeding, mulching and/or infill planting.

When it’s offered: May-Oct
Best time to book: Jan-Mar
Participants required: 10-50
Cost: $450-$750 plus materials*


 

Habitat Structure Building

A great team-building exercise. Staff work in groups of two to assemble bird and bat boxes to install on your property. A variety of kits are available to support different species. Boxes are best installed in early spring.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 3 months in advance
Participants required: 16
Cost: $450-$750 plus materials*


Citizen Science Mini-Expedition

Discover the plants and wildlife thriving on your property using the iNaturalist app. No previous experience necessary. We’ll compile your discoveries in a small report for you and your staff.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 2 months in advance
Participants required: 10-50
Cost: $450-$750*


 

Seed Ball Making

Build birdseed balls using clay, compost and native seeds to add to natural meadow areas in spring or late fall. This is a great activity to combine with habitat structure building and an interpretive walk.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 2 months in advance
Participants required: 10-50
Cost: $450-$750 plus materials*


Interpretive Walks

Let one of our experts lead staff or volunteers on an interpretive walk around your property to discover the plants, birds and insects living there. Interpretive walks are only offered in conjunction with another of our activities.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 2 months in advance
Participants required: 10-50
Cost: $450-$750*


 

Design Charrette

Engage staff in the design of your sustainable landscaping plan with a design charrette led by GCG design experts.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 1-2 months in advance
Cost: $720-$1000

 


Lunch & Learn Presentation

Foster stewardship among your employees or volunteers with a lunch time presentation by a CVC expert. Presentations last 30-40 minutes with an opportunity for Q&A. Inquire to find out what topics are available.

When it’s offered: Year-round
Best time to book: 3 months in advance
Participants required: 15
Cost: $300*


All prices are subject to change. A 50 per cent deposit is required on booking for all events.
*Event fee waived for institutions. Cost of materials and supplies still apply.

Want to engage your employees in an off-site planting event? Visit Credit Valley Conservation Foundation’s Corporate Employee Engagement Events page.

For more information about GCG’s Nature @ Work Corporate On-Site Employee Engagement events, please contact Melissa Creasey, Coordinator of Urban Landowner Outreach, at 905.670.1615 ext 450 or gcg@cvc.ca.

 

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