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 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. High school students can receive volunteer...
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Norton Place 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 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Thomson Memorial Park-meet at parking lot
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. Find out how effective the Amberlea Park butterfly garden is at attracting butterflies, using eButterfly —...
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dicks Dam Park
Registration for this event is now full. If you wish to be added to the waitlist please contact Jennifer Ouimette. Join us for a night of adventure as you learn about bats and why they...
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 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. High school students can...
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
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. Afterwards, we’ll learn about bumble bee diversity by collecting and...
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Scarborough Butterfly Trail
Note – due to weather, this event has been rescheduled for July 31st from our original date of July 11th. The world is abuzz with news and stories about the importance of pollinators these days....
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
Registration for this event is now full. To join the waiting list, email liana.dandrea@trca.ca, indicating your phone number and the number of adults and children in your group. Discover the diversity of native bees! Learn how...
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 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Small Arms Inspection Building
Join us for an interactive building workshop with Barbie and Girls Can Too. You will get tool safety tips, a chance to build your own garden box or bird house, participate in a scavenger hunt...
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 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Small Arms Inspection Building
Join us for a night of adventure as you take in a presentation on bats and why they are important in our communities. Afterwards, hike into the woods as citizen scientists by listening to the...
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Albion Hills Conservation Park
Get up close with these and other fascinating creatures who make their home in the Humber River. Help us examine the stream environment by collecting benthic invertebrates and as well water samples. Learn how to...
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. Looking to take part in some citizen science? EcoSpark is teaming up with Toronto and Region...
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 Rick Hull Memorial Park
Get outdoors and earn high school volunteer hours! Learn how to safely use equipment and participate in environmental conservation. Find out how effective the Rick Hull Memorial Park butterfly garden is at attracting butterflies, using...
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 @ 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. Enjoy this mystical floating concert from a spot at the water’s edge, or in a canoe. PLEASE NOTE: The start...
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...