Community Learning Calendar of Events

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

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Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Austin Drive Park (meet at Markham Rugby Club)
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please consider joining us on Thursday, July 4 from 9:30am – 11:30am. Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive...
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Austin Drive Park (meet at Markham Rugby Club)
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Youth entering or returning to secondary school in September...
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Chinguacousy Park Ski Chalet
Discover the diversity of native bees! Learn how to identify a bee from a wasp and to name common bumble bees in the Greater Toronto Area. We’ll venture outside to collect and identify local bees...
Jul 4 @ 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. Age Range: Family-friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the...
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PlazaPOPS community hub and greenspace
Take a walk to The Meadoway by travelling along historic Massey Creek! We’ll be talking all about community connection to nature on this ramble through Scarborough’s green spaces. We will also showcase how TRCA will...
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
New to canoeing? Learn the basics of recreational canoeing, from entering and launching a canoe, to basic strokes and equipment knowledge. In this program, you will work towards your Safe Canoeing Program certification from the Ontario...
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Heart Lake Conservation Area
Have you always wanted to go fishing but don’t know how? Join us for a special session of the Learn to Fish program at Heart Lake Conservation Area. This is a great opportunity to learn...
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Learn the basics of recreational canoeing or enjoy a leisurely paddle around Lake St. George! Beginner and seasoned paddlers welcome. Age Range: Family Friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the age...
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Alex Robertson Park
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...
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Newberry Park
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Family friendly. Ages 17 and under must be...
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Phyllis Rawlinson Park
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Youth entering or returning to secondary school in...
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tasca Park Trails
Help protect a significant wetland! Together we will cut down and remove the invasive plant Phragmities that competes with native vegetation. Afterwards, we’ll learn about bumble bee diversity by collecting and examining specimen following the...
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Duffin Heights
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...
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Scarborough Butterfly Trail
The world is abuzz with news and stories about the importance of pollinators these days. But have you ever met any up close? Join us for some hands-on exploration of pollinators in the Meadoway, guided...
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Toronto Public Library-Bendale Branch
Bring the family and learn all about Toronto’s biggest new greenspace, The Meadoway! Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and our partners are working to convert an underused hydro corridor into a flourishing natural meadow. When...
Jul 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Claireville Conservation Area
Join us for a night of adventure as you learn about bats and why they are important in our communities. Afterwards, hike into the woods as citizen scientists by listening to the world of bats...
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Toronto Public Library-Malvern Branch
Learn all about Toronto’s biggest new greenspace, The Meadoway, and what you can do to help create it! Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and our partners are working to convert an underused hydro corridor into...
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Rouge National Urban Park, meet near oTENTik
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...
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heart Lake Conservation Park
Looking for engaging ways to explore nature with your family this summer? Join TRCA for our guided nature walk series at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Explore a new and exciting nature theme each walk. Hike...
Jul 18 @ 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. Age Range: Family-friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the...
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ernie L. Strouds Park
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...
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ozark Park
Get outside and help maintain newly planted trees! Together we’ll pull invasive plants and add mulch to help these young trees grow into a forest. Age Range: Family friendly. Ages 17 and under must be...
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Thompson Memorial park
Ever wonder what bat echolocation might sound like? Curious about The Meadoway’s resident flying mammals? If so, come join us for an evening of batty delights with your friendly neighbourhood batgirl, Dr. Cylita Guy. Cylita...
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heart Lake Conservation Park
Looking for engaging ways to explore nature with your family this summer? Join TRCA for our guided nature walk series at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Explore a new and exciting nature theme each walk. Hike...
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Amberlea Butterfly Garden
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...
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dicks Dam Park
Join us for a night of adventure as you learn about bats and why they are important in our communities. Afterwards, hike into the woods as citizen scientists by listening to the world of bats...
Jul 28 all-day Albion Hills Field Centre
Soak up the sunny days of summer in the forest and on the trails of Albion Hills. Enjoy mountain biking, camp-outs, swimming in the pool, catching crayfish in the creek, and just being a kid...
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PlazaPOPS community hub and greenspace
Take a walk to The Meadoway by travelling along historic Massey Creek! We’ll be talking all about community connection to nature on this ramble through Scarborough’s green spaces. We will also showcase how TRCA will...
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
Learn about common songbirds and help collect data on nesting boxes around the lake. Then we’ll mulch newly planted trees to help them grow into a forest! Age Range: Family friendly. Ages 17 and under...
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
Discover the diversity of native bees! Learn how to identify a bee from a wasp and to name common bumble bees in the Greater Toronto Area. Then we’ll venture outside to collect and identify local...
Aug 6 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heart Lake Conservation Park
Looking for engaging ways to explore nature with your family this summer? Join TRCA for our guided nature walk series at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Explore a new and exciting nature theme each walk. Hike...
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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. Age Range: Family-friendly. Children must be ages 6 and up, and those under the...
Aug 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
Join us for a night of adventure as you learn about bats and why they are important in our communities. Afterwards, hike into the woods as citizen scientists by listening to the world of bats...
Aug 11 all-day Albion Hills Field Centre
Soak up the sunny days of summer in the forest and on the trails of Albion Hills. Enjoy mountain biking, camp-outs, swimming in the pool, catching crayfish in the creek, and just being a kid...
Aug 12 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 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brock Ridge Community Park
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 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tasca Park
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...
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heart Lake Conservation Park
Looking for engaging ways to explore nature with your family this summer? Join TRCA for our guided nature walk series at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Explore a new and exciting nature theme each walk. Hike...
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Oak Ridges Corridor, Grovewood Park trailhead
Join us for an evening walk through the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR). Explore nature at night and search for bats, moths, stars and more! Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Easy to moderate Trail...
Aug 19 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heart Lake Conservation Park
Looking for engaging ways to explore nature with your family this summer? Join TRCA for our guided nature walk series at Heart Lake Conservation Area. Explore a new and exciting nature theme each walk. Hike...
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Claremont Field Centre
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 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 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Autumn Crescent Trailhead
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 Rich Hull Memorial Park
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...
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...
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...
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...