Violène Simard was coordinator of scientific leisure, responsible for the Youth Gardens and day camp programs at the Jardin botanique. For over 20 years, she developed an expertise in the design and animation of natural-science programs for children. And she got new clienteles to visit the Youth Gardens: grandparents and their grandchildren, as well as children with various slight mental impairments. She also incorporated into the program a component designed to develop healthy lifestyles. Violène retired at the beginning of 2020.