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Urban Naturalists
Looking to spend more time in nature this fall? Register for Urban Naturalists, our adult nature club!
Fall Clubs Registration
Fall Clubs registration is open and spots are filling up quickly! Register today!
Summer Adult Workshops
Learn about plants and insects this summer with Richard Aaron and David D'Entremont!
Wild Bee Buzz Talks
Get all the buzz on bees at Wild Bee Buzz Talks: our summer speaker series! Talks are aimed at ages 8+ and entry is by donation!
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks coming up this fall, every other Saturday at 1:30 - 3 PM. Click here for the full calendar of walks!


Upcoming Events

Sep
15
$45 early bird
1:00 PM
This workshop is designed for nature artists and tree enthusiasts! With the skilled instruction of botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter, you will learn techniques for drawing trees and tree parts. We will be outdoors, drawing trees, weather permitting. If it rains, we will be inside, drawing tree specimens such as leaves, tree fruit, bark and other tree treasures found in High Park in mid-September. This course is suitable for all levels. Workshop Fee:  $50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance)  $60 Regular  $44 Seniors (age 60+)Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.

Sep
19
By donation
7:00 PM
Throughout the summer, a group of bee enthusiasts and citizen scientists as part of the High Park Nature Centre Wild Bee Club, have collectively monitored native bee activity here in High Park. During this talk with Susan Frye, we will learn about native bees in our city, while learning about the most exciting finds of 2018's Wild Bee Club! This event is drop-in and suited to an adult and youth ages 8+ audience. Suggested donation is $5. 

Sep
22
By donation
1:30 PM
Autumn butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets and blister beetles, oh my! High Park is a haven for so many creepy crawlies and fantastic fliers. Come explore the amazing world of bugs and learn facts such as what makes an insect different from a bug. You’ll discover some of the reasons why bugs are so incredible, how important they are to the ecosystem, as well as have a chance to see some up close and personal. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Sep
27
$50 Early Bird
6:30 PM
Learn all about High Park’s Birds of Prey from expert birder Emily Rondel! In this two-part adult nature workshop you will learn: the amazing adaptations all birds of prey share, how to identify High Park’s raptors by sight and sound, how to use a field guide and binoculars to their maximum potential, and where to look for birds of prey in Toronto’s biggest park. The workshop will include a birding hike, which will take participants to some raptor hot spots in High Park. This workshop is open for all levels of birders, including beginner. The birding hike will be moderate in difficulty. Workshop Fee $50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance) | $60 Regular | $44 Seniors (age 60+) Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.



Sep
29
$50 Early Bird
8:00 AM
Learn all about High Park’s Birds of Prey from expert birder Emily Rondel! In this two-part adult nature workshop you will learn: the amazing adaptations all birds of prey share, how to identify High Park’s raptors by sight and sound, how to use a field guide and binoculars to their maximum potential, and where to look for birds of prey in Toronto’s biggest park. The workshop will include a birding hike, which will take participants to some raptor hot spots in High Park. This workshop is open for all levels of birders, including beginner. The birding hike will be moderate in difficulty. Workshop Fee $50 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance) | $60 Regular | $44 Seniors (age 60+)Rain Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.

Oct
6
By donation
1:30 PM
Let's use field guides and hand lenses to observe some of the coolest autumn mushrooms and other fungi in the forest. We will not be picking any mushrooms on this walk.This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary, this is a drop-in event. Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person. Meet at: High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Dr. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Oct
9
$60 pp
6:00 PM
Part 1: Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM Part 2: Thursday, October 11th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM This two-part workshop will offer participants an introduction to learning about their individual, familial, cultural, nation, and professional position from the lands, waters, and climate they live and work within. The two 3-hour workshop sessions will be grounded in the ancestral land relations of High Park and Humber River (Passage de Taron:to), and will begin with situating ourselves in the colonial relations of this place. We will engage some stories from the three Indigenous nations of Taron:to (Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat) and wampum treaties like the Two Row. There is an emphasis on participatory activities that asks participants to draw insights from the land/water/climate-based teachings, and to begin thinking about their ancestral origins, stories and practices in relation to what these places teach. These sessions are centred on ‘truth-telling’ for settlers as the basis for considering different ways of relating with Indigenous people and the land/water we live within.Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.

Oct
11
$60 pp
6:00 PM
Part 1: Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM Part 2: Thursday, October 11th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM This two-part workshop will offer participants an introduction to learning about their individual, familial, cultural, nation, and professional position from the lands, waters, and climate they live and work within. The two 3-hour workshop sessions will be grounded in the ancestral land relations of High Park and Humber River (Passage de Taron:to), and will begin with situating ourselves in the colonial relations of this place. We will engage some stories from the three Indigenous nations of Taron:to (Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wendat) and wampum treaties like the Two Row. There is an emphasis on participatory activities that asks participants to draw insights from the land/water/climate-based teachings, and to begin thinking about their ancestral origins, stories and practices in relation to what these places teach. These sessions are centred on ‘truth-telling’ for settlers as the basis for considering different ways of relating with Indigenous people and the land/water we live within.Cancellation Policies Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org. Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.
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