Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is currently full. Please submit a booking request to join the waitlist.
French school programs can be accommodated when possible, however due to staff availability we cannot guarantee a program instructed in French.
Cancellation, rescheduling, inclement weather and behavioural policies as well as what to bring on a field trip to the Nature Centre can be found at the bottom of this page.
Autumn adventures for Preschool through to Grade 8, along with Ontario curriculum links.
Time to hibernate! Winter adventures for Preschool through to Grade 8, along with Ontario curriculum links.
Restore and explore! Spring adventures for Preschool through to Grade 8, along with Ontario curriculum links!
Half-day program: $8 per student A minimum fee of $120 applies to all groups for half-day programs
High Park Through the Seasons (Three Part Program): $21 per student A minimum charge of $315 (full payment for all seasons) applies for all High Park through the Seasons bookings. Your class must attend one program in the fall, one in the winter and one in the spring to qualify for the discounted rate. Fee must be paid for ALL students in your class; we do not charge on a per student basis for this program regardless of individual absences on the day of the trip.
Maximum 30 students per program. A maximum of 6 adults (including teachers and adult volunteers) participate at no charge.
Morning program: 9:30 – 11:30 am (available Monday-Friday)
Afternoon program: 12:30 – 2:30 pm (available Thursday-Friday)
Double bookings are now available on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Please inquire about double bookings at the time of booking. Dates not guaranteed. Maximum remains 30 students per program.
14 days notice from the date of the scheduled program is required for cancellations. For cancellations that occur less than 14 days before the scheduled program date you will be charged 50% of the original program fee.
14 days notice from the date of the scheduled program is required for rescheduling. Should you need to reschedule, please be aware that we cannot guarantee an alternate date. Any unsuccessful attempt to reschedule your program within 14 days of your program date will result in a cancellation and you will be charged 50% of the original program fee.
Programs will proceed rain, snow or shine. Please remind all participants to dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outdoors for most of the activities. Programs may need to be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather such as thunderstorms, snowstorms or high winds over 35 km per hour. If a program is rescheduled by the High Park Nature Centre, we will contact you by 8:30 AM on the day of the program. We are able to offer fully indoor programming in the case of severe or dangerous weather. If inclement weather prevents you from attending your program, we will do our best to reschedule your visit, however; due to a high volume of bookings, we cannot guarantee an alternative date.
Teachers are expected to take an active role in managing behaviours of their students.
At the High Park Nature Centre we strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. We want to work with children and teachers/parents/guardians to overcome challenging behaviours. Our staff use positive reinforcements, empowering language, and friendly reminders of what appropriate behaviour looks like, sounds like, and feels like. However, in some cases a Program Coordinator may need to remove a child from the program and the child may be asked not to return to the Nature Centre that school year. Arrangements will be made with the child’s teacher/parent/guardian to remove them from the program. A refund will not be given in this event. Examples of behaviour that will result in removal include (but are not limited to): violence to themselves or others, bullying, damaging property, refusing to follow safety rules, repeatedly running out of sight, or continued disruption of the program.