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A High Park Holiday Party
Family-friendly, nature-connected, and bursting with fun activities, end the year on a high note with a High Park Holiday Party!
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Upcoming Events

Dec
11
$5/household
10:00 AM
Join us for our live kids show inspired by the simplicity of old favourites like The Friendly Giant and Mister Rogers. There will be original nature-based music, movement and a whole lot of magic. We'd also like to feature questions kids have about nature AND their nature drawings so please email those to jdavis@highparknaturecentre.com. We'll let you know if your child's question or work will be aired. The show is created for kids ages 2-6.

Dec
11
$0-15
1:00 PM
Location: Zoom / Various places in nature! Our Nature News Edition will highlight some of the nature happenings of the week. Tune into the show at 1pm and join Nature News anchor Jessie and special correspondents Jenny and Jon who will be tuning in from High Park. If you’d like to be a special correspondent on the ground *in your neighbourhood and share something you’ve found in nature - please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/CEMG8uAdtsbv... This special edition news show will offer lessons and curiosities we can each take with us on our nature wanders! *Please note, you can be a nature correspondent from anywhere, including your home - it doesn’t have to be High Park!

Dec
12
$15/household
10:00 AM
Join us virtually by the bird feeders in OURSpace! We'll introduce you to the some of the mighty birds that stick around for the winter and share some of their survival techniques. Together we'll make handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. We'll hang ours around the Nature Centre. Where will you hang yours? Once you register for the event you can pick up your paper bag including pine cones, bird seed and lard from the Nature Centre (curbside pick-up) at a scheduled time. Platform: Zoom - you will receive the link on the day of the event

Dec
12
$20/household
1:00 PM
Meet us virtually at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre where staff will introduce us to the owls. The owls at the centre are ambassadors for their species and we hope that by meeting them you will gain a greater respect and understanding for owls in the wild. Once the presentation is finished we'll invite you to dissect your owl pellet or watch us as we dissect ours. Then we'll hit the trails in High Park to show you what owl tracks look like and how to identify some of their favourite habitat. You'll leave this event with all the tools you need to go owl prowling on your own! Once you register for the event you can pick up your owl pellet from the Nature Centre (curbside pick-up) at a scheduled time. Or you can pay an additional $5 to have us mail it to you through Canada Post if you register by Monday November 30. $20/household or $15/individual Platform: Zoom - you will receive the link on the day of the event



Dec
18
$5/household
10:00 AM
Join us for our live kids show inspired by the simplicity of old favourites like The Friendly Giant and Mister Rogers. There will be original nature-based music, movement and a whole lot of magic. We'd also like to feature questions kids have about nature AND their nature drawings so please email those to jdavis@highparknaturecentre.com. We'll let you know if your child's question or work will be aired. The show is created for kids ages 2-6.

Dec
18
$0-15
1:00 PM
Location: Zoom Join us to ring in the holiday season with a lively game of nature trivia! Questions and challenges will take on a variety of formats: visual, audio, movement and drawing-based. You can play on your own, or in household teams. Bring a paper and a marker for keeping score (optional) and for the drawing challenges! We'll learn about winter animal adaptations, evergreens and other holiday-themed nature facts!

Dec
19
Free
9:00 AM
We are so grateful to be hosting the event in partnership with the Toronto Ornithological Club!This event is for kids who love birds, and their parents too! The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing community science project that started on Christmas Day 1900 when ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, proposed counting birds instead of hunting them. Legendary birder, Mark Peck, will teach us how to identify some of the birds that stick around for the winter and how to collect data to help with bird conservation efforts. Thank you to the High Park Western Beaches for generously funding this event.
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