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Treat yourself to the gift of nature knowledge this holiday season - valid until Dec 26th!
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Join us for a combination of restorative yoga inside the Nature Centre and outdoor nature connection - registration is ongoing!
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Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Pay what you can
10:00 AM
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.

Dec
4
Pay what you can
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.

Dec
5
$40
10:00 AM
As the nights continue to grow longer create your own light! Join Oliver Couto to learn how bees make wax, it's benefits, and how to transform beeswax into beautiful hand dipped candles. Oliver owns The Bee Shop, is a member of the Toronto Beekeepers Collective and one of the instructors of the introductory beekeeping course at the Toronto Botanical Garden and the Kortright Centre. Each participant will get to taste beeswax and will come away with two pairs of handle dipped candles. Perfect to keep or as a gift to give. Notes: This workshop will take place indoors; proof of vaccination is required for participants ages 12 and up. Open to people ages 6 and up. Limit of 15 people per session. $40/person

Dec
9
$20
6:30 PM
We invite you to embrace a unique opportunity to cultivate the mind-body connection and your relationship with nature, while also building community in a safe and inclusive space. Join instructor Elyse Waugh for indoor guided sessions of restorative yoga and HPNC staff Dara Babaran for outdoor guided hikes and nature connection activities (sensory walks, sit-spots, nature journaling and sketching) throughout the season. No previous yoga or nature experience required!



Dec
12
$15/person (20% discount if you purchase three or more tickets using coupon code CHICKADEE). Children 3 and under are free but you must register them.
10:00 AM
Meet us on the veranda where we'll make handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds at this all outdoor event in High Park. With our decorations in hand we'll hike through the woods and decorate evergreen trees and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter. New this year, the event will end at the fire, where you are able to roast whatever you bring from home (marshmallows, hot dogs, apples, etc - we'll provide the roasting sticks) .

Dec
12
Free
1:00 PM
Sunday December 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Fire is one of the four Sacred Elements of Creation alongside Water, Air and Earth. Join members of Taiaiako'n Historical Preservation Society to celebrate the gift of Fire and the beginning of the Winter Solstice through Ceremony, Feasting and a walk on the Land to see how Fire has been used as a creative force to sculpt the Black Oak Savannah. Free Thank you to TD Park People for funding this event.

Dec
16
$20
6:30 PM
We invite you to embrace a unique opportunity to cultivate the mind-body connection and your relationship with nature, while also building community in a safe and inclusive space. Join instructor Elyse Waugh for indoor guided sessions of restorative yoga and HPNC staff Dara Babaran for outdoor guided hikes and nature connection activities (sensory walks, sit-spots, nature journaling and sketching) throughout the season. No previous yoga or nature experience required!

Dec
18
$20
4:30 PM
Celebrate the longest night with a winter hike by candlelight. The hike will end by the fire, where you can roast whatever you bring from home (marshmallows, apples, hot dogs, etc. - we'll provide the roasting sticks). Along with the incredible sound of fire, there will be lively music played by The Goodtimes, experienced family entertainers - a true celebration to welcome the return of the sun. Tickets are non-refundable unless the Nature Centre cancels the event, in which case you will receive a full refund. Covid Notes: This event is an outdoor rain or shine event so please dress for the weather. You will be required to wear a mask when socially distancing is not possible. $20/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code LONGESTNIGHT). Children 3 and under are free but must be registered.
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