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Spring Clubs Registration
Registration for our spring clubs is open! Register today!
Urban Naturalists
Hit the trails every other Saturday with one of our naturalists this spring! Registration for Urban Naturalists is now open.
Fireskills & Storytelling Teambuilding Program
Build community and naturalist skills through investigating the role of fire in our lives through storytelling & hands-on engagement
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks this winter are happening on Saturdays. Click here for the full calendar of walks!
Birthday Parties
Our nature-themed birthday parties at our cottage location are hands-on & environmentally friendly. Click here for more details.


Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Regular: $67 Seniors: $49
12:30 PM
Lichens are composite organisms comprised of a fungus and photosynthesizing partner, which is usually an alga, but it can also be a cyanobacterium, or both! Like ocean coral, this unique relationship results in a wide variety of rich colours, diverse forms, and they are sensitive to pollution. Their intolerance to air pollution means you will not see them in many areas of Toronto, but you will in High Park, which acts as a refuge for these sensitive species. Join us to learn about the ecological function of lichens and their uses in science, medicine, food, and space! There will be a presentation, field time, and lab time in the Nature Centre learning how to identify species in the park. Please bring a hand lens and a dissecting/stereo microscope if you have one. Hand lenses will also be provided. A key to the lichens in the region will also be provided and regional field guides will be available for purchase. The hike will be moderate in length and difficulty.

Feb
29
By Donation
1:30 PM
Come explore High Park’s “Sleeping Skeletons” such as our majestic Oaks, hardy Maples and whimsical Willows. Learn how to ID trees during their winter dormancy by studying their buds, twigs and bark.

Mar
14
By Donation
1:30 PM
On the wander we'll go over the basics of how to use a map and compass and work together to take part in a multi-step scavenger hunt, looking for signs of spring along the way!

Mar
21
$15
1:00 PM
Celebrate the first weekend of spring at the High Park Nature Centre. We'll use natural dyes to colour eggs, we'll build nests and plant spring grass. Then we'll go for a walk to look for signs of spring! $15/person (Receive 20% off if you purchase 3 or more tickets using coupon code SPRING) Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are non-refundable.



Mar
21
$20
6:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:00 -8:00 pm, 7:00 - 9:00 pm or 8:00-10:00 pm (adult prowl, for ages 18+) Our February Owl Prowl was such a big success that we are offering a second owl prowl. This time we'll focus on screech owls. Live owls and experts from the Mountsberg Raptor Centre will lead the indoor portion of our event, so you are guaranteed to see an owl. After the presentation each family or friend group will dissect an owl pellet. Then we'll go for a walk in the woods in hopes of hearing the calls of the screech owls in the park. Hoot! Hoot! $20/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 tickets using coupon code SCREECH). Children 3 and under are free.

Mar
28
$20
7:30 PM
Join us for our annual lights out event! The event will start indoors with beeswax candle dipping and lantern making. We'll use our lanterns to light our way through the trails. As we walk we'll learn about some of the human impacts on the plants and animals of High Park. We will end the hike with a campfire and s'mores.$20 per person (20% discount if you purchase 3 tickets using coupon code EARTH). Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are non-refundable.

Mar
29
By Donation
1:30 PM
Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers group! We will experience the woodlands and ravines with all of our senses to better understand our local ecology. Meeting Location TBC
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