Community Learning Calendar of Events

This calendar highlights TRCA community learning events. For more TRCA events, visit our main calendar.

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Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm York Regional Forest, Happy Valley Tract
Learn about Ontario bats while enjoying a guided walk over rolling hills. Look for acrobatic flying bats swooping through the air. Registration required. Hike Distance: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Surface Type: Natural Age Range: Ages...
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Claremont Nature Centre
Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. To end our summer of Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) programming on a high note, this full-day...
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Claremont Field Centre
End the summer with a day full of nature exploration at Claremont Nature Centre. This 2 hour free-flow program lets you hike the trails at your leisure while learning about local animals, native plants and...
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Twyn Rivers Parking Lot
Take a walk through beautiful Rouge National Urban Park with a stop in The Meadoway, a large-scale restoration project that is transforming a local hydro corridor into a rich meadow. Learn how this project will connect...
Aug 26 all-day Lake St. George Field Centre
Play and discover the natural world with us this summer! Campers will develop outdoors skills, build shelters, paddle the lake, create nature art and explore the forests of Lake St George! Weekly Camp Themes Naturally...
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Bolton Camp
Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. Eligibility: At least 14 years of age; Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September...
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm TBD
Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. Find out how effective a butterfly garden is at attracting butterflies, using eButterfly — one of...
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oak Ridges Corridor, Bathurst Glen Golf Course trailhead
Discover the fascinating world of bats! Learn all about these interesting creatures and help build a bat box for the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Afterwards, we’ll venture into the park on an evening...
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Chinguacousy Park Ski Chalet
Discover the fascinating world of bats! Learn how these creatures navigate at night and listen for some flying above using a special bat detector. Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Easy Surface Type: Crushed limestone Age...
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Altona Forest entrance and parking
Altona Forest is a patchwork of suburban, agricultural and urban landscapes separated by fragmented forests. Join Mikal to learn more about these ever changing vegetative communities. Altona Forest Stewardship Committee Leader: Mikal This event will...
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Rotary Pavilion
Come out for a great day of environmental stewardship as we take some time to cleanup our shoreline and watershed. Help us get rid of cigarette butts, plastic bags, bottles, cans and food wrappers that...
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
As dusk descends on the waters of Lake St. George, experience evocative, contemporary tribal sounds performed on the lake! Enjoy this mystical floating concert from a spot at the water’s edge, or in a canoe....
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Small Arms Inspection Building
Join us and experience nature through a guided nature walk and planting event through the Arsenal Lands located on the eastern border of Mississauga’s waterfront. Families and nature lovers are welcome to attend and learn...
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Humber Gateway trailhead
Get outside for a fall tree planting! Help pick-up litter, remove invasive plants and learn how to monitor newly planted trees and shrubs. Age Range: Family friendly. Students can receive volunteer hours for participation (must...
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Entrance - Tommy Thompson Park
Join us for a tree planting at Tommy Thompson Park! Learn about this amazing human-made wilderness property from the Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag youth participants.  The youth will also demonstrate the environmental restoration skills they have...
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plant trees and help out our local environment with your family and friends. Take Pride in Pickering will aim to plant 300 trees and shrubs along the Waterfront Trail with the help of community members...
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Oak Ridges Corridor, Bathurst Glen Golf Course
Discover the natural and cultural history of the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Take a bus ride to four locations across the corridor and enjoy guided walks and talks! Highlights: Hike through meadows, forests...
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Kortright Centre for Conservation
Think you know what made that mark in the snow? Join us for a half-day workshop to learn to identify the tracks and sign of Ontario’s wildlife. PLEASE NOTE: Previous tracking experience or participation in...
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Taca Park
Take a refreshing nature walk and enjoy the fall colours! Learn about wetland plants and animals, and why these ecosystems are an important part of our neighbourhoods. Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate...
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oak Ridges Corridor, Old Colony Road trailhead
Take a refreshing nature walk and enjoy the fall colours! Join us on this guided walk through the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (short steep section)...
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Kettle Lake Park
Take a refreshing nature walk and enjoy the fall colours! Learn about wetland plants and animals, and why these ecosystems are an important part of our neighbourhoods. Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Easy Trail Surface...
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oak Ridges Corridor, Bethesda trailhead parking lot
Learn to identify trees without their leaves! We’ll share our tips for using tree bark and buds. Enjoy this guided walk through the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Moderate...
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Altona Forest Entrance and Parking
Join Andy to learn how to identify trees and shrubs using form, silhouette, buds and bark. Meet at Altona Forest Parking on Altona Road across from Pine Grove Ave. Altona Forest Stewardship Committee Leader: Andy...