Due to the smaller size of these in-person programs, we have decided to continue our Branching Our program 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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For folks interested in creating a meaningful nature experience for their community in the language linked to their culture.
"Branching Out" is a nature interpretation mentorship program for people who speak English and another language. In exchange for 16 hours of skill development, you will design and deliver a nature walk for the public in the language linked to your culture. Imagine the thrill of teaching others the name of a bird or plant in a language you hold close to your heart!
We hope the following offerings will make it easier for everyone to participate.
Sessions will include working with Catherine Tammaro, Spotted Turtle Clan, FaithKeeper; Wyandot of Anderdon Nation to develop a Land Acknowledgement, Forest Bathing with Carolynne Crawley, learning about the winter birds of High Park (including owls!), fire skills and the relationship fire has with High Park. Each session will also include best practices for sharing information to create experiences that build and deepen connections people have with the park.
Nature is always our guide so we may switch the order to reflect what is happening in the moment!
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the zoom link to the information session. If you don't receive the confirmation email with the zoom link, please check your trash or email Jenny directly.
Branching Out is funded by:
Learn more about our end of year holiday fundraising campaign to help support future Branching Out programs and donate today: