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Fall Adult Workshops
Join our community of adult learners this autumn! We have workshops on a variety of topics - birding, mushrooms, and much more!
Family Nature Walks
Guided walks this Summer are happening on Tuesdays. 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

Oct
19
Suggested Donation $2-5
1:30 PM
Come on out for an autumn walk, explore what it means to be mindful in nature, stretch into animal forms and experience a sit spot.This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! This is a drop-in event. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Oct
25
$15 per person or $12 per person when you buy 3 or more tickets
6:00 PM
Halloween Howl is back! Explore the haunting side of nature at our “Halloween Howl” night hike. This walk through the woodlands will lead to lots of creepy nature spots to learn the not-so-scary truth about bats, spiders, toads, gnomes and decomposers. Finish off the night by warming up around a campfire and roasting a marshmallow (vegan/Halal marshmallows will be available) Fun for all ages! Costumes are recommended but not required. Don't forget to bring a glass jar to make your own lantern! For a more haunting experience join us for our second ever Late Night Halloween Howl (18 years and older). Use your sense to debunk common myths about the supposed spooky creatures of High Park and enjoy a late night hike through the dark. How do owls hunt and eat their prey? Are wasps our friends or foes? What do bugs taste like? Join us on October 25 to find out!

Oct
27
Regular: $48 Seniors: $36
12:30 PM
Geared towards early childhood educators, this workshop will explore interactive methods and activities to help get toddlers and pre-schoolers out into nature in their local ecology. This workshop hopes to aid educators in incorporating nature and outdoor time into their programming. You will: Learn practical tips for engaging children from 6 months 5 years in nature-based experiences that are relevant for a wide range of outdoor spaces (daycare yards, school yards, local parks, etc.) Be empowered to address obstacles to getting preschoolers out in nature in an urban setting. Explore theory about outdoor education and engage in meaningful discussions on this topic with a group of your peers, facilitated by the workshop leaders. Participate in relevant hands-on activities you’ll be able to use in your practice. Spend outdoor time on the trails of High Park to practice new skills in nature. What to bring: A notebook and pen or pencil Warm clothing layers, depending on the weather Comfortable shoes or boots Your enthusiasm for nature!

Oct
27
$3 minimum donation per pumpkin
4:00 PM
Come carve a pumpkin and set it afloat with other ghoulish gourds! Meet at the wading pool in the northwest corner of High Park, just west of the main entrance to High Park at Bloor Street West and High Park Avenue. Proceeds will send a class from a high needs school on a field trip to the High Park Nature Centre this fall!!



Nov
2
Suggested Donation $2-5
1:30 PM
Wind dancers, hitchhikers, and over winterers. This Family Nature walk will be all about the amazing, diverse and genius ways that plants and trees spread their seeds! We'll even explore ways that seeds can be our teachers, providing valuable lessons about how to spend our energy, and how to work with others!This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! This is a drop-in event. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Nov
16
Suggested Donation $2-5
1:30 PM
Join us for a wander through the fall colours and create temporary nature art using found materials, in community with others. Learn about the important job of "creepy crawlers" in the nutrient cycle, who we rely on to recycle organic substances into the living tissue of the earth: soil!This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! This is a drop-in event. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.

Nov
30
Suggested Donation $2-5
1:30 PM
The animals that are still around in High Park are settling in for the long haul. The Toronto winters are not easy for animals! Join us to learn about the some of the changes to animal bodies and behaviour that will help support them through the colder months. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! This is a drop-in event. For more information, check out our Family Nature Walks page.
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