2680 River Road
604-238-8437 (direct to Nature School)
Throughout the seasons and no matter the weather, students of Terra Nova Nature School spend a significant amount of time outdoors. Children explore the natural landscape and its inhabitants for a learning experience that will always be dynamic, emergent and innovative!
Terra Nova Nature School programs take place in Terra Nova Rural Park and the Edwardian Cottage. Terra Nova rural park is a 63-acre park that provides a stimulating and diverse outdoor experience for children, including historic buildings, a community garden, and the award winning adventure playground.
The Thompson Community Association has partnered with the City of Richmond to deliver this non-profit Nature School, which is the first in the city.
For more detailed information about Nature School, visit the official Terra Nova Nature School website www.terranovanatureschool.com
2020-2021 Preschool Registration Information
Please note: Open Registration for the 2020/2021 preschool-year, originally scheduled for April 1st, 2020, will be postponed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the status of this ever-changing situation and provide updates as they become available.
For more information, call
604-238-8437 (Nature School) or
604-238-8422 (Thompson Community Centre)
Nature Preschool Information Brochure 2019-2020
Terra Nova Nature School coordinators wrote the following article on mindfulness featured in the 2018 journal for the National Association of Environmental Education, based out of the UK. Please read the article below:
Thompson Nature School Article
Beyond 4 Walls
Seasonal programs for children ages 0-13 are offered under the Nature School umbrella to enhance its reach and impact to varying ages and children who may otherwise not have a Nature School experience. Curriculum is developmentally appropriate for each age group and topics such as garden-to-table cooking projects, nature awareness games, outdoor skill development and connecting with nature are explored.
Connecting Canadians with Nature
Connecting Canadians with Nature is an investment in the well-being of our citizens. Review the report below from the Canadian Parks Council.
Connecting Canadians with Nature Report