Additionally, paste this code immediately after the opening tag:

Calendar

Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
This five-hour silent retreat, held seasonally, will give you the opportunity to experience mindfulness-in-nature practices that allow you to rest your mind, connect with yourself and your body, and deepen your relationship to nature. The retreat will consist of guided meditation and nature connection practices, indoors and outdoors, with the majority of the day spent outdoors. Dressing in layers, appropriate[...]
Workshop: Maple Syrup – From Tap to Table @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Maple Syrup - From Tap to Table @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
In this workshop you’ll learn about the process of producing maple syrup from tap to table. You’ll experience a personalized tour through the maple bush, sample our syrup, learn about tree identification, and see how our demonstration sugar shack runs.  
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
Forest therapy is a concept based upon the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku (“forest bathing”): the practice of immersing yourself in nature — or more specifically the forest — and connecting with the forest in a deep, mindful way that allows for inner and outer healing. Each 2.5 hour Forest therapy walk, led by Ameeta Dudani, is a gentle experience[...]
Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm
Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:30 am
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities … and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Sugarbush Demonstrations Family-Fun Activities Wagon Rides Maple Syrup Samples Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!  
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 22 & 23 Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup, visit our sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Enjoy a warm campfire and fire-side treat! Please dress for the weather. All ticket sales[...]
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 22 & 23 Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup, visit our sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Enjoy a warm campfire and fire-side treat! Please dress for the weather. All ticket sales[...]
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 11:00 am
Waterfowl: Toronto's Winter Spectacle @ Tommy Thompson Park | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
BIRDING AT TOMMY THOMPSON PARK Toronto’s lakeshore is the winter home to an amazing abundance and diversity of ducks. Learn how to identify the hardy Arctic-breeding species that travel to our shores for the coldest months of the year — as well as more familiar varieties that stick around all year long. We’ll cover identification of ducks on the water[...]
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 22 & 23 Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup, visit our sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Enjoy a warm campfire and fire-side treat! Please dress for the weather. All ticket sales[...]
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maple Syrup by Lamplight @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 22 & 23 Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup, visit our sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Enjoy a warm campfire and fire-side treat! Please dress for the weather. All ticket sales[...]
Course: Organic Gardening @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Course: Organic Gardening @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
1:00 pm
This eight-week course will cover all the skills required to grow a successful organic garden. Led by experienced educator and knowledgeable organic farmer Buchi Onakufe, the course will include both indoor and hands-on outdoor learning. The course will meet once per month throughout the growing season at Akachi Farms, our on-site organic farm. Topics will include: seeding, site preparation, transplanting,[...]
Course: Naturally Mindful – Spring Session @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Course: Naturally Mindful - Spring Session @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
This 6-week course will help you to cultivate the practice and attitudes of mindfulness meditation in daily life by learning from your own experiences and from the wisdom of nature. Cultivating mindfulness enhances our ability to connect with nature and trains our minds and hearts to live in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness in nature can help us get to[...]
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
Forest therapy is a concept based upon the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku (“forest bathing”): the practice of immersing yourself in nature — or more specifically the forest — and connecting with the forest in a deep, mindful way that allows for inner and outer healing. Each 2.5 hour Forest therapy walk, led by Ameeta Dudani, is a gentle experience[...]
Course: Introduction to Beekeeping @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Course: Introduction to Beekeeping @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
This seven-part course provides information and hands-on opportunities for the beginner beekeeper. Led by experienced apiarists, this course will walk you through the active bee season, April to November. Participants will learn how to: • Build hive equipment • Perform status checks of active hives • Assess the health of the Queen • Control for pests and diseases • Harvest[...]
Workshop: Gardening for the Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Workshop: Gardening for the Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
Creating a refuge in your own backyard will improve the lives of birds and other wildlife — and it’s a fun and rewarding activity for your family, too! This presentation focuses on the the key elements of attracting wildlife as well as the use of specific types of plants. WORKSHOP DATE Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:00 to 8:30 pm PRICING[...]
Apr 13 all-day
Little Saplings Parent & Tot Program - Spring (Saturdays) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 am
Recommended for children ages 1-5. In this weekly program, youngsters will explore a new nature theme each week. The format allows for consistent structure with flexible content. Parent or caregiver participation is required. HIGHLIGHTS: Outdoor activities such as collecting, hiding, piling, catching and exploring nature. Indoor activities including fun crafts, hands-on experiments and sensory games. Circle time with structured sharing,[...]
Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level I @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 13 all-day
Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level I @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 am
Learn a vast array of naturalist skills from experts in the field. This blended learning course, targeted at budding or amateur naturalists, combines 40 hours of in-class, hands-on instruction and self-paced online learning. In this course you will learn species identification, ecological significance, biology, memory aids, and threats to local flora and fauna. This newfound knowledge will help you experience[...]
Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 13 all-day
Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 am
This advanced naturalist course introduces new topics and builds upon the skills learned in the Ontario Naturalist Course Level I. This blended learning course, targeted at experienced naturalists or professionals working in the field, combines 50 hours of in-class, hands-on instruction and self-paced online learning. In addition to online and in-class learning, a minimum of 30 volunteers hours are required[...]
Workshop: Sparrows @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Sparrows @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This workshop will cover the 19 species of sparrow found in Ontario. Using field markings, habitat, song and behaviour as a guide, the full-day session will help you become more confident in your sparrow ID abilities. (You’ll no longer need to call them “those little brown jobs”!) ** Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II. WORKSHOP[...]
Apr 14 all-day
Little Saplings Parent & Tot Program - Spring (Sundays) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 am
Recommended for children ages 1-5. In this weekly program, youngsters will explore a new nature theme each week. The format allows for consistent structure with flexible content. Parent or caregiver participation is required. HIGHLIGHTS: Outdoor activities such as collecting, hiding, piling, catching and exploring nature. Indoor activities including fun crafts, hands-on experiments and sensory games. Circle time with structured sharing,[...]
Workshop: Warblers @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Warblers @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
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 and binoculars in the field, this workshop will focus on warbler natural history and identification tips and tricks. Also offered as part of the Ontario[...]
Apr 15 all-day
Little Saplings Parent & Tot Program - Spring (Mondays) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 am
Recommended for children ages 1-5. In this weekly program, youngsters will explore a new nature theme each week. The format allows for consistent structure with flexible content. Parent or caregiver participation is required. HIGHLIGHTS: Outdoor activities such as collecting, hiding, piling, catching and exploring nature. Indoor activities including fun crafts, hands-on experiments and sensory games. Circle time with structured sharing,[...]
Course: Introduction to Beekeeping @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Course: Introduction to Beekeeping @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
This seven-part course provides information and hands-on opportunities for the beginner beekeeper. Led by experienced apiarists, this course will walk you through the active bee season, April to November. Participants will learn how to: • Build hive equipment • Perform status checks of active hives • Assess the health of the Queen • Control for pests and diseases • Harvest[...]
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
Birding for Beginners: A New World on  Your Doorstep @ Tommy Thompson Park
6:30 pm
BIRDING AT 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 how to get started! In this workshop, we will cover basic bird identification, biology and migration, as well as choosing[...]
Workshop: Methods in Environmental Education @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Methods in Environmental Education @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
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 programming and work with an experienced outdoor educator to learn the principles of environmental education. * Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification[...]
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Forest Therapy Walk @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
Forest therapy is a concept based upon the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku (“forest bathing”): the practice of immersing yourself in nature — or more specifically the forest — and connecting with the forest in a deep, mindful way that allows for inner and outer healing. Each 2.5 hour Forest therapy walk, led by Ameeta Dudani, is a gentle experience[...]
Course: Ancient Technologies I @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Course: Ancient Technologies I @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This four-part course will take you back in time to the ancient woodland setting of the Kortright Centre. Join expert outdoorsman Jonathan Thompson to learn about the four essential elements of survival: fire, shelter, water and food. Learn the art of fire by friction and make your own fire-bow kit to take home. This course will cover a variety of[...]
Workshop: Spring Wildflowers @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Spring Wildflowers @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
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 trout lily, trilliums, bloodroot, mayapple, hepatica and dutchman’s breeches. * Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level I. WORKSHOP DATE Saturday[...]
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
30th Annual Four Winds Kite Festival
10:00 am
Come Fly With Us! It’s time to look up … way up … and watch fascinating, fabulous kites take flight. Take part in this great family outing where you can see professional kite flying demonstrations, make a kite, enjoy pond dipping, have a picnic and take a self-guided hike to see nature blooming in the spring. Launched in 1989, the[...]
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
30th Annual Four Winds Kite Festival
10:00 am
Come Fly With Us! It’s time to look up … way up … and watch fascinating, fabulous kites take flight. Take part in this great family outing where you can see professional kite flying demonstrations, make a kite, enjoy pond dipping, have a picnic and take a self-guided hike to see nature blooming in the spring. Launched in 1989, the[...]
Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
This five-hour silent retreat, held seasonally, will give you the opportunity to experience mindfulness-in-nature practices that allow you to rest your mind, connect with yourself and your body, and deepen your relationship to nature. The retreat will consist of guided meditation and nature connection practices, indoors and outdoors, with the majority of the day spent outdoors. Dressing in layers, appropriate[...]