Drop-off or Caregiver-Accompanied Program
“At Home in High Park” is for homeschoolers who love nature and are interested in learning more about the plants and animals of High Park. We learn about the natural world through direct experience, inquiry, observation, play and stewardship action. Experienced leaders encourage the children to ask questions, nurture their sense of wonder and help them care for the ecology of High Park.
Our activities are guided by the seasons and weather conditions. Some areas of focus will likely include:
- Hiking to some of the wonderful natural spaces of High Park
- Asking questions about the natural world
- Playing nature games
- Learning about the many living things in the park
- Planting native plants (spring and fall)
- Removing invasive species in partnership with Toronto Urban Forestry (spring and fall)
- Nature photography
- Using maps and compasses for orienteering
- Making projects for the Bowling Field such as brush piles or solitary bee nesting tubes
- Snowshoeing (winter)
For each session, parents receive extended learning guides that may include:
- An overview of the weekly theme
- Pre-visit or post-visit activities to extend learning at home
- Suggested resources (books, websites, video links, etc)
- New vocabulary
There is a 15% discount for additional siblings registered in "At Home in High Park."
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High Park Nature Centre
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019