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Nature Cafe

Every Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity

Join HPNC hosts Jessie & Jenny for our weekly online, intergenerational “cafe” for nature enthusiasts to connect and get curious about what is happening outside in nature right now.

Each week we'll offer a learning component connected to a nature theme, a guided activity that we'll do away from the screen, some creative drawing or writing, and small group breakout discussions.

Whether you have a window, a balcony or a yard, whether you’re staying inside or leaving your home, we’ll share pathways for deepening our connections to nature during this time of physical distancing.

See the full schedule and RSVP below.

These events are free, but we are gratefully accepting sliding scale donations.

Nature Cafe FAQ & Code of Conduct

May 27th - Nature Cafe: Native Plants & Bees Edition

Wednesday May 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity

Join HPNC hosts Jessie & Jenny and special guest Lorraine Johnson for our weekly online, intergenerational “cafe” for nature enthusiasts to connect and get curious about what is happening outside in nature right now.

Lorraine Johnson, native plant gardener, teacher & author of many books including, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, The New Ontario Naturalized Garden, The Gardener’s Manifesto, and City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing will take us on a deep dive into the relationship between bees and native plants.

There will be opportunities to step away from the screen, to experience nature in the moment, and maybe even draw! Curious?!

Whether you have a window, a balcony or a yard, whether you’re staying inside or leaving your home, we’ll share pathways for deepening our connections to nature during this time of physical distancing.

This event is free, but we are gratefully accepting sliding scale donations.

Click here to read the Nature Cafe FAQ

Special Guest: Lorraine Johnson (Author, gardener, native plant expert)

RSVP
June 3rd - Nature Cafe: Trivia with the Rangers

Wednesday June 3rd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity

Join HPNC hosts Jessie & Jenny for our weekly online, intergenerational “cafe” for nature enthusiasts to connect and get curious about what is happening outside in nature right now.

This week our special guests are the High Park Nature Centre Rangers. The Rangers are a community of youth (12 – 16) who usually meet in High Park to learn about nature and perform meaningful stewardship work together. These days they’ve been meeting online and finding new ways of supporting nature from a distance - such as hosting an educational game of nature trivia for us!

There will be opportunities to step away from the screen, to experience nature in the moment, and maybe even draw! Curious?!

Whether you have a window, a balcony or a yard, whether you’re staying inside or leaving your home, we’ll share pathways for deepening our connections to nature during this time of physical distancing.

This event is free, but we are gratefully accepting sliding scale donations.

Click here to read the Nature Cafe FAQ

Special Guests: HPNC Rangers (Youth Naturalists & Stewards)

RSVP
June 10th - Nature Cafe: Fungi Edition

Wednesday June 10th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity

Join HPNC hosts Jessie & Jenny for our weekly online, intergenerational “cafe” for nature enthusiasts to connect and get curious about what is happening outside in nature right now.

This week our special guest is Kami Valkova (@thefungalnaturalist), a fellow HPNC staff member and naturalist teacher who coordinates our club programs. Kami will share her love and knowledge of fungi with us and equip us with new ways of appreciating their amazing shapes, sizes, forms, ecosystem functions and networking abilities!

There will be opportunities to step away from the screen, to experience nature in the moment, and maybe even draw! Curious?!

Whether you have a window, a balcony or a yard, whether you’re staying inside or leaving your home, we’ll share pathways for deepening our connections to nature during this time of physical distancing.

This event is free, but we are gratefully accepting sliding scale donations.

Click here to read the Nature Cafe FAQ

Special guest: Kami Valkova (HPNC; @thefungalnaturalist)

RSVP
June 17th - Nature Cafe: Monarch Butterfly Edition

Wednesday June 17th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity


Nature Cafe: Monarch Butterfly Edition

Wednesday June 17th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A place to connect to nature through curiosity

Join HPNC hosts Jessie & Jenny for our weekly online, intergenerational “cafe” for nature enthusiasts to connect and get curious about what is happening outside in nature right now.

This week our special guests are Vicky An and Rachel Stewart from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, who will share their knowledge about the wonders of monarch butterflies and the importance of milkweed. We’ll be talking about their incredible transformations from egg to butterfly, their magnificent migration, and ways that we can support their journeys.

There will be opportunities to step away from the screen, to experience nature in the moment, and maybe even draw! Curious?!

Whether you have a window, a balcony or a yard, whether you’re staying inside or leaving your home, we’ll share pathways for deepening our connections to nature during this time of physical distancing.

This event is free, but we are gratefully accepting sliding scale donations.

Click here to read the Nature Cafe FAQ

Special Guests: Vicky An & Rachel Stewart (The Monarch Teacher Network of Canada)

RSVP
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