Experience UrbaNature Education

Our Mission

We teach environmental education in urban and suburban settings. We facilitate the human connection with Nature, wherever it is found, ensuring our programs are available to all, especially vulnerable populations.

Our Vision

For nature-based learning to be a normal part of education throughout life; for everybody to experience and recognize the benefits of connecting with Nature on a daily basis for their minds, bodies and souls.

Our Purpose

To promote environmental education by providing the general public with outdoor learning activities led by qualified instructors, including classes, workshops and guided nature tours.

​To this end, to receive donations, bequests and other similar contributions of money, securities or real estate; to administer such gifts, bequests and contributions; to organize fundraising campaigns for the purpose of raising funds.

All activities shall be carried out subject to the Private Education Act (RLRQ, c.E-91) and its regulations.

Our Values

Outdoor education, sustainability and well-being are our raisons d’être!

More green, less screens!


Lisa Mintz

Executive Director

Lisa Mintz is an environmentalist, fundraiser and community organizer. In the past eight years, she has been part of many important undertakings to save green spaces in Montreal. She is a founding member of Sauvons L’anse-à-l’orme which succeeded in creating the largest municipal park in Canada, the Grand Parc de l’Ouest, in the West Island. Lisa also spent several years working to save the Technoparc St. Laurent wetlands, a project that is now bearing fruit.

Most notably, Lisa, with her silent partner John Symon, created Sauvons la falaise! This group has worked very hard to create the seventh grand parc on the Island of Montreal, Grand parc de l’écoterritoire de la falaise Saint-Jacques, currently under construction in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) and the Southwest of Montreal.

Lisa received the Nature Inspiration Award in 2021 for her work on this important project. She was also presented with the medal of the National Assembly of Quebec by MNA Kathleen Weil. 

​Lisa has brought the partnerships she started while saving the falaise to UrbaNature. She has led many educational walks, citizen science activities, cleanups and more in green spaces. Delighting in introducing people of all ages to the joys of nature, Lisa is currently teaching environmental education programs in the falaise Saint-Jacques and other urban green spaces.

She believes in experiential learning and feels that nature is the best classroom a person can have! As a passionate volunteer and implicated community member, she is a past board member of the NDG Community Council, is currently on the advisory board of Green Coalition, and is a regular member of several other groups.