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Special School Projects

When it comes to teaching kids about nature, our experience and expertise in environmental and educational fields score top marks with teachers and students. Designed for elementary and secondary schools, our special projects bring the great outdoors into the classroom so that students gain firsthand knowledge about Mount Royal’s habitats, history and heritage. In so doing, we highlight the importance of caring for this spectacular natural setting at the heart of Montréal.

We develop our green projects in partnership with local schools, organizations and the Quebec Ministry of Education as a complement to our educational activities on the mountain.
This project is part of the artistic and cultural projects offered by the program Une école montréalaise pour tous. Your school must register at the beginning of the school year via the Une école montréalaise pour tous website.

Elementary cycles 2 and 3, Secondary

Experimentation and observation throughout the seasons
From late September to late May

Led by Les amis de la montagne in partnership with the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI), this educational program promotes students’ contact with nature throughout the school year as they learn to grow saplings from seeds. Participants learn about the life cycle of trees as well as their role in the ecosystem and in the daily life of human beings. In the fall, students harvest tree seeds in Mount Royal Park. At the end of the winter, they plant seedlings in the classroom and care for them until May. In the spring, the small trees are transferred to the SOVERDI nursery at the MIL campus of the Université de Montréal, which the students visit with Les amis de la montagne. This program is made possible with the financial support of the Québec Forestry Industry Council and Gaz Métro. The number of participating groups is limited.

Elementary cycle 3, Secondary

An environmental action day in May (date to be announced)
Limited places

Join in the care and preservation of Mount Royal during our annual student mountain Clean-Up! Teamed up with environmental educators, students help collect waste in the undergrowth and measure various elements relative to the mountain’s biodiversity. This environmental activity designed for schools is a great chance for kids to take action and gain knowledge on the protection of the environment.

For more information, please contact Maria Nacher, Head of School Programs, at 514 843-8240, ext. 500 or by email at
To reserve or find out more about school partnerships with Les amis de la montagne, please contact Maria Nacher, Head of School Programs, by calling 514 843-8240, ext. 500 or at
Schools belonging to the Une école montréalaise pour tous program may benefit from special subsidies covering the costs of specific projects offered by Les amis de la montagne. For information on which primary schools and projects are included in this program, please see Une école montréalaise pour tous (French only).