Community Learning Calendar of Events

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

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Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm St Andrews Pollinator Garden
Help Town of Ajax maintain its pollinator habitat by coming out to plant native wildflowers and pull invasive plants. High school students can earn volunteer hours. REGISTER NOW  
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chinguacousy Park Ski Chalet
Thank you for your interest in our guided bike tour. Our registration is currently full. If you would like to be put on a waitlist please contact Jennifer Miles at jennifer.miles@trca.ca.   Bike the trails...
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am 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...
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:15 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...
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 @ 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 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 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 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 @ 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 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 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. 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 @ 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 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 Trails
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: 2 km Difficulty: Easy Trail Surface Type: Crushed limestone...
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 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...