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Toronto Star

August 28, 2022

How High Park has helped young people connect with nature

For many Torontonians, immersing in nature is only a streetcar ride away. High Park, in the city’s west end, offers visitors 400 acres of forests, gardens, and recreational facilities, with one-third of the park .... read more

Media Release

April 11, 2022

High Park Nature Centre offers tips for a pleasant cherry blossom viewing experience

With the popular annual cherry blossom season just around the corner, the High Park Nature Centre has created resources and guides for the public to have a pleasant cherry blossom viewing experience. The spectacular flowering of Sakura trees attracts tens of thousands of.... read more

Media Release

March 24, 2022

High Park Nature Centre returns with engaging in-person nature programs for the spring

This spring, the High Park Nature Centre is offering a wide variety of fun and engaging in-person nature programs for kids and adults. These include camp programs, nature clubs, school field trips, adult workshops, teambuilding programs, special nature events and more.... read more

Media Release

January 14, 2022

High Park Nature Centre fosters safe, valuable outdoor nature connections during challenging times

Amid the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Park Nature Centre (HPNC) has pivoted to a hybrid programming model to continue fostering safe and valuable nature connections between Torontonians and nature at High Park and beyond. Based on staff comfort and availability.... read more

Media Release

December 17, 2021

Branching Out: High Park Nature Centre brings back unique nature mentorship program

This new year, the High Park Nature Centre is bringing back Branching Out, the unique nature interpretation mentorship program for people who speak English and another language. In exchange for 16 hours of skill development, Branching Out participants will design and deliver a nature walk for the public in the language linked to their culture. This past year, Branching Out has allowed the.... read more

Media Release

June 20, 2018

Fundraising partnership launched to renovate historic Forest School.

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Chair of the City's Parks and Environment Committee, joined by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) and representatives from the High Park Nature Centre, today announced a fundraising campaign to refurbish the 86-year-old High Park Forest School to become the High Park Visitor and Nature Centre.... read more

Media Release

March 3, 2015

Nature Focused Outdoor Classroom coming to High Park $269,900 Weston Family Parks Challenge grant to support High Park Nature Centre’s outdoor classroom

The Weston Family Parks Challenge has committed $269,900 over three years to support the High Park Nature Centre’s Outdoor Urban Restoration Space (OURSpace). The project will bring together innovative partners to create a nature-focused outdoor classroom….read more

Media Release

January 16, 2015

High Park Nature Centre Announces Major Funding and New Site $350,500 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to Support Capacity Building Move

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded the High Park Nature Centre the single largest grant in the Nature Centre’s history. The Foundation has committed $350,500 over three years to support the High Park Nature Centre’s move to the historic…read more

January 7, 2015

High Park Nature Centre to get new digs in spring 2015 – Ontario Trillium Foundation $350,000 grant over three years makes move possible This spring the High Park Nature Centre will have a new place to call home. As of April 2015 the Nature Centre, currently located at 440 Parkside Dr., will be on the move to a new space near the entrance to High Park at Bloor Street West…read more

The Globe and Mail

August 19, 2014

How to help fight invasive species? Eat them. Bullfrog, anyone?

The ponds near Melanie Gisler’s Corvallis, Ore., home were lousy with bullfrogs. Whenever the restoration ecologist went hiking, the banks would come alive as they hopped to safety. Their exodus to the waters resembled a swarm of lemmings…read more

Toronto Star

March 31, 2014

Creatures of the Night Fly into Spotlight High Park science project to help dispel myths, collect data on bat species

“Will it suck my blood?” It’s the one of the first questions kids ask Natalie Harder and other staff at the High Park Nature Centre when the topic of bats is raised…read more

Toronto Star

March 7, 2014

Wild in the City High Park rangers reveal some of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets An all-ages outing led by the park’s young naturalists a fun, informative way to spend a mildish afternoon.

Last Saturday, the temperature was forecast to finally climb out of the sub-zero range (for one day only, mind you, before plunging again). A perfect opportunity to join a family nature walkled by High Park’s young rangers…read more

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