Community Learning Calendar of Events

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

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Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online Webinar
Climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale, including on our properties and in our gardens. Join us for an introductory gardening webinar with a focus on climate change...
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Webinar
Native plants are beautiful, easy to grow options for any space. Get inspired and gain the resources to plan your own natural garden oasis! Participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds...
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Toronto Public Library- Brentwood Branch
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features. This free event is presented by Toronto and...
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Toronto Public Library- Evelyn Gregory Branch
Transform your balcony into an inspiring green space and a source of food! With a focus on native plants and small vegetables, learn how to bring your small outdoor space to life in this presentation....
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Colonel Sam Smith Park
Please join us, and local Watershed Champion Alan Roy, for the annual litter cleanup at Colonel Sam Smith Park. Help us get rid of plastic bags, bottles, cans and other litter along the trail. Working...
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Kortright Centre for Conservation
With their vibrant colors, beautiful songs and dynamic personalities, warblers are the jewels of the bird world. They are also one of the most challenging group of birds to see and identify. Using PowerPoint slides...
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Toronto Public Library- Taylor Memorial Branch
Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, with beautiful landscape features. This free event is presented by Toronto and...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Listen, do you hear it? The sounds of spring! Come and discover the common Ontario...
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Markham Public Library, Unionville Branch
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) regrettably announces the cancellation of this event to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19. Get full details. Get outside and...
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Marie Curtis Park
Come join TRCA and the Friends of Marie Curtis Park for a nature hike and litter cleanup. Help get rid of plastic bags, bottles, cans and other litter along the trail. This event runs rain...
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Toronto Public Library- Jane/Sheppard Branch
Did you know that Toronto is home to lots of amazing rare and threatened animals? Learn about some of the Species-At-Risk that share your city, your neighbourhood or even your home! From Chimney Swifts to...
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Listen for the sounds of spring! Enjoy an interactive presentation about Ontario’s frogs and toads...
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Listen, do you hear it? The sounds of spring! Come and discover the common Ontario...
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Kortright Centre for Conservation
An important part of being a naturalist is sharing your knowledge with others. This full-day session will cover the current methods and practices in environmental education. You will gain hands-on experience in delivering environmental education...
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Richmond Hill Public Library - Oak Ridges Library
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Helping the environment starts in your own backyard! Learn how to attract and protect native...
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Kortright Centre for Conservation
April showers bring May flowers! Spring is a fantastic time for a walk in an Ontario park, especially before leaf-out. Hands-on learning with an expert will teach you to identify many Ontario spring wildflowers, including...
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Online Webinar
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is collaborating with Credit Valley Conservation to bring to you Landscaping for Birds. Due to COVID-19, we are now delivering this workshop as a webinar. Add beauty and colour to...
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Warblers are a highlight of the great annual spring migration, but most are only with us for a few short weeks. Learn about the amazing diversity present in this group of tiny-but-tough migrants. Beginner session:...
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Bolton Camp
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Come and learn about the future discovery garden designed by TRCA’s Girls Can Too program...
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oak Ridges Corridor
Come see the spectacular bloom of Ontario’s provincial flower! Join us on this guided walk through the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate (one steep section). Not ideal for...
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
    This Mother’s Day weekend, bring your mother to high tea with an outdoor twist! Take a guided hike and forage for wild, tasty tea ingredients after learning about safe and sustainable harvesting methods....
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Warblers are a highlight of the great annual spring migration, but most are only with us for a few short weeks. Learn about the amazing diversity present in this group of tiny-but-tough migrants Beginner session:...
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Learn about common birds in the Greater Toronto Area and where to find them. Enjoy an...
May 23 @ 9:30 am – May 24 @ 4:30 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
This weekend combines the first three levels in Basic Canoeing into one course. This is designed to introduce the novice or relatively inexperienced canoeist to paddling. The emphasis is on mastering the fundamentals of tandem...
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Bird-watching might as well be called bird-listening; since audio cues are crucial in identifying and finding birds! Learn all about this under-emphasized aspect of observing bird life Beginner session: Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 pm –...
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Bird-watching might as well be called bird-listening; since audio cues are crucial in identifying and finding birds! Learn all about this under-emphasized aspect of observing bird life. Beginner session: Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 pm –...
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Phyllis Rawlinson Park
This event has been postponed and will be updated. We apologize for the inconvenience. See details about closures and cancellations. Get outside for a spring tree planting! Help pick-up litter, remove invasive plants and learn how...
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Southfields Community Centre
Bike the trails this spring with TRCA and discover the hidden beauty of your neighbourhood! The bike tour will include interesting facts about the landscape and local wildlife, along with practical tips such as how...
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Small Arms Inspection Building
Native plants are beautiful, easy to grow options for any space. Join TRCA in collaboration with Credit Valley Conservation and learn about the benefits of native plants for your yard and our urban ecosystems. Get...
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Learn how to get started with birding! In this workshop, we will cover all the local bird families, as well as identification tips, and choosing and using binoculars and field guides. Two sessions available: Wednesday...
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tommy Thompson Park
Learn how to get started with birding! In this workshop, we will cover all the local bird families, as well as identification tips, and choosing and using binoculars and field guides. Two sessions available: Wednesday...
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Oak Ridges Corridor, Bethesda trailhead parking lot
Discover the headwaters of the Rouge, Don and Humber River. Join us on this guided walk through the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR)! Hike Distance: 4 km Difficulty: Moderate Trail Surface Type: Natural. Not...
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Rosalea Park
Bike the trails with TRCA and discover the hidden beauty of your neighbourhood! The bike tour will include interesting facts about the landscape and local wildlife, along with practical tips such as how to set...
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Enjoy an introductory course to canoeing. Learn the basic safety, theory and skills of tandem canoeing as you work towards your Basic Canoeing Level 1 certification from the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA)....
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Indian Line Campground
S’mores and so much more! Learn to camp with TRCA this summer! We’ll teach you everything you need to know –- from setting up a tent, to building a campfire and even cooking tips. All...
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Garnetwood Park
Bike the trails with TRCA and discover the hidden beauty of your neighbourhood! The bike tour will include interesting facts about the landscape and local wildlife, along with practical tips such as how to set...
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Learn the basics of recreational canoeing or enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake St. George at sunset! Beginner and seasoned paddlers welcome. Family Friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the age...
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Learn the basics of recreational canoeing or enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake St. George at sunset! Beginner and seasoned paddlers welcome. Family Friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the age of...
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Learn the basics of recreational canoeing and enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake St. George at sunset! Beginner and seasoned paddlers are welcome. All equipment and personal flotation devices will be provided. This event is...
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
This weekend combines the first three levels in Basic Canoeing into one course. This is designed to introduce the novice or relatively inexperienced canoeist to paddling. The emphasis is on mastering the fundamentals of tandem...
Oct 17 @ 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...