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The Bateman Foundation

Nature is magic. Its beauty and power is ingrained in our culture. The Bateman Foundation, a national public charity, inspires a lasting relationship with nature through the lens of art, and is currently one of the only non-profits in Canada primarily using artwork to promote a connection to nature and the environment. Through our programs, exhibits, community collaborations, gallery, and gift shop, we inspire a generation of people to have a deep relationship with nature. By noticing nature’s beauty and importance, we encourage action to ensure the natural world is protected through our three core areas: youth initiatives, eco-literacy, and leadership & mentorship.

We Believe
· Nature is magic
· All people have the right to access nature
· Exposure to nature is essential for our health
· Every child should have the right to unstructured play in nature
· Nature is an infinite source of reason, imagination, and invention

Parks we work in:

  • CRD Parks
  • Expanding to parks in Toronto, Duncan, Calgary, Toronto, Saskatoon
  • Robert Bateman Urban Nature Trail

Things we do:

  • adventure/nature playground
  • advocacy
  • cleanups
  • crafts/folk art
  • environmental education
  • heritage conservation/education
  • hiking
  • nature walks
  • stewardship
  • trail building/stewardship
  • visual arts
  • walking
  • workshops

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC, Canada

Get in touch!