Upcoming Events at the High Park Nature Centre!

The location of all the following events is High Park Nature Centre (375 Colborne Lodge Drive).

Family Nature Walks

Title: Savannah Stewards

Date: April 13th 2019

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Fee/Suggested Donation: Suggested $2-$5

Ages: All Ages

Event Description: Join us to explore the endangered Black Oak Savannah ecosystem in High Park. Learn how Indigenous Peoples were involved in the creation and maintenance of the Savannah and how the city currently continues to restore High Park’s Savannah through yearly burns. We’ll also explore the beautiful species native to this special habitat.

Title: Signs of Spring

Date: April 27th 2019

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Fee/Suggested Donation: Suggested $2-$5

Ages: All Ages

Event Description: I saw the sign…of spring in High Park – and it opened up my eyes! Come join us and count the signs of spring on a hike through Toronto’s biggest park.

Special Events

Title: Earth Hour Event

Date: March 30th

Time: 7:30 to 9:30pm.

Fee: $20 / person (adults and children ages 3 and above). Children under 3 are free.

Ages: All Ages

Event Description Join us for a lights out event at the High Park Nature Centre! We’ll begin the event with candle dipping and lantern making. The lanterns will light our way through the trails as we learn about the impacts of climate change on the animals and plants of High Park. We will end the hike with a campfire and s’mores.

This is a family event; great for all ages!

We regret that this event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Workshops

Title: Caregivers in Nature: A Hands-on Workshop for Family Caregivers

Date: April 25th

Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Fee: Regular: $50
Seniors: $35 (60+ years)
Workshop Bundle: 15% off when you register for 2 or more workshops..

Event Description We invite caregivers for seniors to spend a rejuvenating half-day at the High Park Nature Centre exploring simple techniques for connecting with nature to promote health and well-being. Led by horticultural therapist Emma Rooney, this workshop will look at the barriers that seniors face getting outdoors and offer tips to help make nature more accessible to everyone, including those living with dementia. You’ll get a chance to test out a variety of activities—a sensory walk, bird watching, nature journaling, gardening for wildlife, soundscape mapping, and nature-inspired art—meant to orient participants to the season and their place in the local environment. Whether you’re a family member or someone who works/volunteers with seniors, plan to leave this workshop with a jar full of meaningful ideas to add nature to your caregiving routine. At the end of the session, we’ll have a chance to continue our group sharing over a light lunch of homemade soup.
We regret that this event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Title: Teachers in Nature

Date: April 28th

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: Regular: $60 Seniors: $44 (60+ years) Workshop Bundle: 15% off when you register for 2 or more workshops.

Event Description Geared towards teachers, this workshop will explore interactive methods and activities to help get students out into nature in their local ecology. This workshop hopes to aid teachers in incorporating nature and outdoor time into their classrooms. Led by Jon Hayes and Clarissa Cremin-Endes of the High Park Nature Centre, this workshop will include time for discussion, and will address the advantages, as well as obstacles to getting students out in nature in an urban setting. The workshop will involve time indoors to explore theory on the subject, hands on activities and outdoor time on the trails of High Park to practice new skills in nature.
We regret that this event is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Contact Info:
High Park Nature Centre
E:
naturecentre@highpark.org
P: (416) 392-1748
https://highparknaturecentre.com/2/family-nature-walks