Due to the smaller size of these in-person programs, we have decided to continue all our Youth and Adult Rangers nature clubs in-person. Staff and participants in these programs will continue to maintain physical distancing, practice masking while outdoors and follow any additional COVID-19 related safety measures. In-person programming is contingent on the continued health of staff and their families.
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Adult Rangers is a group that meet once a week to learn about nature, do stewardship activities in the park and meet other like-minded individuals.
As a High Park Ranger participant you will:
We are hoping to be in-person as much as possible, but we will switch to virtual whenever that is needed for COVID safety.
We like for the Rangers activities to be in alignment with the goals and interests of the participants and individual leaders. We also believe that activities should be as relevant and connected to the seasons and the happenings in the park as possible. However, some things that are consistent activities include:
At this time, Rangers is generally not accessible for people with mobility disabilities due to the hilly terrain and narrow trails. However, each situation is unique and if you have questions about the program’s suitability, please contact us at email@example.com
This program is funded entirely by Ontario Trillium Foundation. We are truly grateful for the generous support.
Past seasons of Rangers had been supported by Rotary Club of Parkdale - High Park; The Good Foundation; High Park Western Beaches Fund.
We want to measure the impact of this program. We will ask participants to fill out a Nature Relatedness questionnaire at the beginning and end of the program. There will be 21 questions to better understand how connected people feel to nature before and after the Rangers program. This questionnaire is anonymous. Here are the questions in the questionnaire here.
Yes. Rangers continue in the rain. Please do your best to come prepared to spend 2 hours outdoors. We will have some extra rain boots and raincoats to lend. We occasionally cancel because of high winds or extreme temperature.
It is ideal if Rangers are dressed for the weather and conditions. We do have a limited amount of additional outerwear and rainboots for Rangers who would like to borrow these items.
Yes! Rangers and all HPNC programs will follow the most current recommendations of Toronto Public Health.
We will have a ratio of 15 Rangers to 1 staff.
We will be maintaining physical distance and will require Rangers and staff to wear a mask when indoors and when physical distancing is challenging.
We require all participants to be fully vaccinated; we will ask for proof of vaccination the first time a participant attends. Health Screening We will be doing health screening upon arrival of every visit.
Please do not attend if you are feeling any flu or cold-like symptoms. Please read our FAQ about COVID precautions.