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Lichens of High Park: Discover the "Corals" of the Forest
Join us to learn all about lichens of High Park - how to ID them, and their uses in science, medicine, food, and space!
Winter Clubs Registration
Registration for our winter clubs is now open!
Urban Naturalists
Get outside this winter by joining Urban Naturalists: our adult nature club! Registration 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
Adult & Corporate Teambuilding Programs
Offer your group a way to connect with nature right inside the city. Participate in stewardship activities, learn new skills & have fun!
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks this fall & 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

Dec
12
$25 for adults and children ages 6 and above. This workshop is not appropriate for children under 6 years old.
4:00 PM
As the nights continue to grow longer create hand dipped candles and learn a little about bees. Participants will create between 4 - 6 candles. Perfect to keep or as a gift to give. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting the odd drip of wax. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dec
14
$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code CHICKADEE). Children 3 and under are free.
10:00 AM
Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.

Dec
14
Free; Registration required for those who do not identify as Indigenous
3:00 PM
We are so grateful to be working with Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society and Ojibiikaan in delivering monthly Elder led walks or nature based activities timed with the full moon. Participants will gather around a sacred fire in OURSpace, participate in an interactive thanks giving address and a nature based teaching/art activity or short walk to celebrate the full moon and join in a feast. Unless otherwise indicated, this event will go ahead as scheduled, rain, snow or shine. For more info: HPNC 416-392-1748 THPS 647-648-5614 Website info: ojibiikaan.com / taiaiakon.wordpress.com Registration for this walk is not required for those who identify as Indigenous.

Dec
15
$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code CHICKADEE). Children 3 and under are free.
10:00 AM
Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.



Dec
15
$25 for adults and children ages 6 and above. This workshop is not appropriate for children under 6 years old.
1:00 PM
As the nights continue to grow longer create hand dipped candles and learn a little about bees. Participants will create between 4 - 6 candles. Perfect to keep or as a gift to give. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting the odd drip of wax. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dec
21
By Donation
9:00 AM
Round up your birding pals and help us count the birds! We will be hiking the trails of High Park to find the resident birds who are toughing it out this winter. The data we collect will be submitted through eBird to the Winter Bird Count for Kids program and will help bird conservation efforts and contribute to Citizen Science. Winter Bird Count for Kids is a "Donate What You Can" at the door (recommended $2 - $5 / person) and an all ages family event. Pre-registration is recommended. In co-operation with Bird Studies Canada and Toronto Ornithological Club.

Dec
21
$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code LONGESTNIGHT). Children 3 and under are free.
4:00 PM
Celebrate the longest night with a winter hike by candle light. Finish off the night by the fire, a story about light will be shared and marshmallows will be roasted (vegan/Halal marshmallows will be available). Come dressed for the weather! Don't forget to bring a glass jar to make your own lantern!

Dec
21
$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code LONGESTNIGHT). Children 3 and under are free.
7:00 PM
Celebrate the longest night with a winter hike by candle light. Finish off the night by the fire, a story about light will be shared and marshmallows will be roasted (vegan/Halal marshmallows will be available). Come dressed for the weather! Don't forget to bring a glass jar to make your own lantern!
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