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 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Toronto Public Library - Beaches Branch
Rain gardens are not just beautiful outdoor spaces – their special design absorbs excess rainwater, filtering it as it returns to the soil. Creating rain gardens and managing how stormwater moves through your property will...
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am Tommy Thompson Park
Birdwatching is a fun and easy way to connect to nature in your backyard, neighborhood and beyond. However, with hundreds of bird species moving through the GTA every year, it can be tough to know...
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
Registration for this event is now full. To be put on the waitlist, please email Jen Miles at jmiles@trca.on.ca Listen for the sounds of spring! Learn how to identify frogs by their unique calls during...
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fleetwood Park
Join Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the City of Mississauga at the annual One Million Trees Earth Day celebration. Trees planted will support the City’s One Million Trees Mississauga campaign, a 20-year program to...
Apr 27 @ 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...
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day and join us by planting trees in your community. Do your part and plant a tree that is crucial for our environment. No experience required. Participants should dress for the weather and...
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Altona Forest Entrance and Parking
Our frogs will have started calling. Our beavers will be busy. We will explore their habitat and habits. Meet at Altona Forest Parking on Altona Road. Altona Forest Stewardship Committee Leader:  Larry & John M...
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Tasca Park
Get outside and celebrate Earth Day! Learn about microplastics in the environment and help take action by picking-up litter in the Tasca Park trail system. Age Range: Family friendly. Youth ages 17 and under must...
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Duffin Heights
Plant trees, pick up litter and meet animal ambassadors from Earth Rangers! The event will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. This is a joint venture of Ontario...
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Humber Bay Park
Please join us for the annual spring cleanup at Humber Bay Park. Help us get rid of plastic bags, bottles, cans and other litter along the trail. Working together, we can make a huge impact!...
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Palgrave United Church
Enjoy an interactive presentation about microplastics, storm water pollution, and discover how storm drains are linked to local water bodies. Next we will head outside to participate in an action project – a community clean...
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
Bring your family and friends out to the Spring Community Clean Up. Help us pick up litter around the community and create a healthier environment. Take a look under the microscope to learn about microplastics...
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm George Ashe Library & Community Centre
Do you ever wonder what to do with your pak choi or want a different recipe for your beans this year? Ken Brown will lead you through some innovative, yet simple and inexpensive ways to...
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Elgin West Community Centre
Listen for the sounds of spring! Enjoy an interactive presentation about Ontario’s frogs and toads and learn to identify them by their unique calls. Then join us for a hike to monitor local frog and...
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – May 5 @ 10:00 am Tommy Thompson Park
For nature enthusiasts, warblers are one of the highlights of the great annual spring migration. These brightly coloured birds move through Toronto in large numbers in spring and fall, but they are only with us...
May 4 @ 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 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Massey Park
Celebrate Spring, enjoy the outdoors and give back to the community! Help TRCA plant native trees and shrubs within Massey Park. Equipment is provided along with a planting ‘how to’ session
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tasca Park Trails
Get outside and celebrate spring! Help pick-up litter and plant trees and shrubs in the Tasca Park trail system. Age Range: Family friendly. Students can receive volunteer hours for participation (must bring tracking sheet for...
May 5 @ 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: Easy to Moderate (one steep section) Trail...
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Richmond Hill Public Library, Central Branch
Many bees, birds and butterflies play a vital role in a healthy and productive vegetable garden. Learn how to attract and protect native pollinator species with beautiful landscape features and watch your garden flourish! Participants...
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
Listen for the sounds of spring! Learn how to identify frogs by their unique calls during an interactive presentation. Then we’ll hike to a wetland to monitor local frog populations and submit our observations to...
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Oak Ridges Community Centre
Get outside for a spring tree planting! Help pick-up litter, remove invasive plants and learn how to monitor newly planted trees and shrubs. Age Range: Family friendly. Youth ages 17 and under must be accompanied by...
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Explore the natural and cultural heritage of Lake St. George at this Doors Open Richmond Hill event! Visit our turn of the century country home and learn about the property’s historical significance. Step outdoors to...
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Claireville Conservation Area
Sponsored by Toronto Pearson Bring friends and family. Help enhance our local natural environment! Join us on Saturday May 11, 2019 at Claireville Conservation Area in Brampton, for a morning dedicated to enhancing our local...
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Claremont Field Centre
Explore nature and spend time outdoors together with your little one at Claremont Nature Centre. We will walk along an easy trail, play games and learn about nature. This event will run rain or shine....
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Altona Forest; Autumn Cres. Entrance
Mikal will lead this early morning hike to the best place in Altona Forest to see various species of birds. Meet at Autumn Crescent entrance across from Foxwood Trail. Altona Forest Stewardship Committee Leader:  Mikal...
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Toronto Public Library-College/Shaw 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. Presented by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority...
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – May 25 @ 10:00 am Tommy Thompson Park
Birdwatching might as well be called bird-listening, so important are audio cues in identifying and finding birds! Learn all about this crucial, but under-emphasized, aspect of observing bird life. We will cover all the different...
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Heart Lake Conservation Park
Listen for the sounds of spring! Learn how to identify frogs by their unique calls during an interactive presentation. Then we’ll hike to a wetland to monitor local frog populations and submit our observations to...
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Richmond Hill Operations Centre
Don’t miss Richmond Hill’s annual Healthy Yards Event! Pick up your pre-ordered plant kits*, backyard composters and rain barrels** Bag free wood chips Learn about backyard naturalization from expert guests Win gardening prizes! Want to...
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Humber Gateway trailhead
Calling all youth ages 14-17! Help pick-up litter and plant native wildflowers at the Humber Gateway trailhead. Age Range: Youth ages 14-17 (registration required below). Students can receive volunteer hours for participation (must bring tracking...
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Small Arms Inspection Building
Get dirty while enjoying the outdoors! Plant native tree and shrubs, assist with the young tree monitoring program and help pick up litter around your park. This is a family friendly event and youth of...
Jun 4 @ 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: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type:...
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Tasca Park
Listen for the sounds of spring! Learn about Ontario’s frogs and toads and how to identify them by their unique calls. Enjoy an evening walk through a wetland to monitor local frog and toad populations!...
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Curran Community Centre Parking lot
Celebrate Father’s Day with a planting event and nature walk! This event begins with planting trees and shrubs at Botany Hill Park with the City of Toronto from 10:00am-12:00pm. After the planting, take a walk...
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Lake St. George Field Centre
Save the date. Registration coming soon! 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...
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Lake St. George Field Centre
Save the date. Registration coming soon! 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...
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 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 21 – Jul 27 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 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 25 @ 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...
Jul 28 – Aug 3 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 11 – Aug 17 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 13 @ 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...
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 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...