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The High Park Nature Centre would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting. This will be held on November 20th at 7pm. All members, donors and supporters are encouraged to attend - and if you'd like to learn more about what the Nature Centre has been up to over the past year then please join us!

Know Your Nature - Family Nature Walk

Sunday December 1, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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. PLEASE MEET AT 440 PARKSIDE DRIVE FOR THIS EVENT!

$2 - $5 suggested donation per person

No Registration or RSVP Required

Saturday December 14, 2019. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday December 15, 2019. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
samedi le 21 decembre, 2019. 10:00 h à 12:00 h

Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.

$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code CHICKADEE). Children 3 and under are free.

New this year, we are offering a Decorate-A-Tree exclusively in French.

Aidez à décorer un conifère à High Park avec des mangeoires en pommes de pins fait à la main et des guirlandes comestibles pour les oiseaux. Partez en randonnée guidée dans les bois du parc et découvrez comment les oiseaux, comme les cardinaux, les sittelles et les pics survivent l'hiver.

$15 par personne (vous recevrez un rabais de 20% si vous achetez 3 places ou plus en utilisant le code promo CHICKADEE). Gratuit pour les enfants de 3 ans et moins.

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Saturday, December 14 @ 3:00pm- 6:00pm

We are so grateful to be working with Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society in delivering monthly Elder/Knowledge Keeper led walks or nature based activities timed with the full moon. Come gather around a sacred fire, participate in a nature based teaching/art activity or short walk to celebrate the full moon and join in a feast.

The December walk will be led by Cayuga Elder, Donna Powless, Director of Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society. Walk description coming soon!


Registration required for those who do not identify as Indigenous.

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Thursday December 12, 2019. 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019. 1:00 - 3:00 pm

As the nights continue to grow longer create hand dipped candles and learn a little about bees. Participants will create between 4 - 6 candles. Perfect to keep or as a gift to give.

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting the odd drip of wax. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

$25 for adults and children ages 6 and above. This workshop is not appropriate for children under 6 years old.

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Saturday December 21, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Join the Winter Bird Count for Kids ! You will learn how to use binoculars (please bring your own pair if you have them!), identify birds, and collect data to help with bird conservation efforts.

$2 - $5 suggested donation per person - bring the whole family!

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Saturday December 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the longest night with a winter hike by candle light. Finish off the night by the fire, a story about light will be shared and marshmallows will be roasted (vegan/Halal marshmallows will be available).

Come dressed for the weather! Don't forget to bring a glass jar to make your own lantern!

$15/person (20% discount if you purchase 3 or more discount using coupon code LONGESTNIGHT). Children 3 and under are free.

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