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SOLD OUT! Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This workshop will give you an up-close and personal look into the lives of these incredible insects. Learn all about bee biology and identification, their role in our environment, and the threats to their health. We will also tour the active hives and bee education centre at the Kortright Centre. Build a native bee habitat to take home! * Also[...]
Workshop: Introduction to Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Birds @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in North America — and with a wide variety of birds living in our backyards, nearby parks and outdoor spaces, it’s easy to understand why. This workshop is a fun and educational introduction to birding, covering topics such as bird identification, bird anatomy, how to choose and use binoculars and where/when[...]
Workshop: Ferns and Grasses @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Ferns and Grasses @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This full-day session will be split between the study of ferns and grasses. Ferns are an ancient species of vascular plant. Their history long precedes seed plants and they rely on minute spores to reproduce. Learn the biology, habitat requirements and characteristics of ferns necessary to identify them in the field. Grasses are an abundant species in ecosystems throughout Ontario.[...]
Workshop: Birding Tour of Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Birding Tour of Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Join us for a day exploring the Kortright Centre property. The Kortright Centre is a local hotspot for bird activity. In addition to our resident bird species, we’ll watch for fall migrants, including warblers and other songbirds and raptors. Binoculars will be available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them. WORKSHOP DATE Sunday, September 15, 2019[...]
Run for the Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 21 @ 7:45 am – 10:00 am
Run for the Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
7:45 am
Kick off the 4th annual Honey Harvest Festival with a trail race and enjoy a shot of honey at the finish line. Proceeds from the second annual Run from the Bees will support bee habitat conservation and educational programs. Your race entry fees include festival admission.  
Course: Ancient Technologies II @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Course: Ancient Technologies II @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Think you have the skills to survive in nature? Want to put those skills to the test? Register for our Ancient Technologies II class which includes an overnight in your self-built shelter. In this class, we’ll take the topics introduced in Ancient Technologies I and apply them to a real survival situation. You’ll need to build your shelter for the[...]
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
Enjoy music and entertainment, tour the Bee Space at Kortright Centre, meet a beekeeper, taste honey, make crafts, build a bee habitat, see some live animals — and much more! PRICING Adults: $12 Seniors: $6.50 Youth: $6.50 Children (4 and under): FREE Prices include taxes. BOOK ONLINE NOW AND RECEIVE A $2 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
10:00 am
Enjoy music and entertainment, tour the Bee Space at Kortright Centre, meet a beekeeper, taste honey, make crafts, build a bee habitat, see some live animals — and much more! PRICING Adults: $12 Seniors: $6.50 Youth: $6.50 Children (4 and under): FREE Prices include taxes. BOOK ONLINE NOW AND RECEIVE A $2 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  
Photography as Meditation @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Photography as Meditation @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
9:00 am
In this course we will explore photography as a form of meditation, and equip you with an alternative way to enjoy the health benefits of meditation through creative expression in photography. You will be guided through three exercises that will help you detach and escape from your stressful life. The relaxed attentiveness of looking through your viewfinder will expand into[...]
Workshop: Reptiles of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Reptiles of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
A hands-on workshop featuring live reptiles from around the province! Learn from Jeff Hathaway of Scales Nature Park how to identify and conserve Ontario’s snakes, turtles, and lizards. Learn about threats and conservation issues, key identification features, distribution, handling techniques, and much more! Participants will have the opportunity to handle various live species. * Also offered as part of the Ontario[...]
Culture Days 2019 @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Culture Days 2019 @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
GET A TASTE OF WHAT KORTRIGHT HAS TO OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND! Join Kortright staff by our picnic shelter and enjoy a campfire. (Don’t forget to bring your own items to roast!) Dissect an owl pellet, meet some interesting creatures, talk to a naturalist, and try your hand at a variety of other family-friendly crafts and activities. DATES Saturday September[...]
Workshop: Invertebrate Identification @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Invertebrate Identification @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Invertebrates make up about 97% of the world’s species — and yet they seem to attract the least attention from naturalists. This session will move beyond “charismatic” invertebrate species and delve deeper into their world. There are approximately 30 phyla of invertebrates, but for the purposes of this course we will focus on the Mollusca (snails, slugs, etc.), Annelida (earthworms,[...]
Culture Days 2019 @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Culture Days 2019 @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
GET A TASTE OF WHAT KORTRIGHT HAS TO OFFER ALL YEAR ROUND! Join Kortright staff by our picnic shelter and enjoy a campfire. (Don’t forget to bring your own items to roast!) Dissect an owl pellet, meet some interesting creatures, talk to a naturalist, and try your hand at a variety of other family-friendly crafts and activities. DATES Saturday September[...]
Workshop: Mosses and Liverworts @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Mosses and Liverworts @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
Bryophytes are a group of small herbaceous non-vascular land plants that includes mosses, liverworts and hornworts. Mosses and liverworts share the same habitat and can be often found growing together. In this module we will take a closer look at these species and begin to learn how to identify them in the field. ** Also offered as part of the[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Workshop: Animal Tracking (Intermediate) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Animal Tracking (Intermediate) @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
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 our online Introduction to Mammal Tracking course is a prerequisite. ** Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II. WORKSHOP DATE[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Workshop: Fungi @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Fungi @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
12:00 pm
Fungi (mushrooms) have long been prized in the culinary world. Lesser known is their important ecological role as decomposers that recycle dead plants into nutrients used by other plant life. This module will look into the ecosystem role, biology and identification of these great decomposers. ** Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level II. WORKSHOP DATE[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright! Discover a haunted house, take a frightening forest walk, and enjoy Halloween activities, including a bonfire, scary stories and an encounter with live owls. Fun for children 10 and under! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor event. Come dressed for the weather.[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright! Discover a haunted house, take a frightening forest walk, and enjoy Halloween activities, including a bonfire, scary stories and an encounter with live owls. Fun for children 10 and under! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor event. Come dressed for the weather.[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright! Discover a haunted house, take a frightening forest walk, and enjoy Halloween activities, including a bonfire, scary stories and an encounter with live owls. Fun for children 10 and under! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor event. Come dressed for the weather.[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kreepy Kortright @ Kortright Centre for Conservation | Vaughan | Ontario | Canada
6:30 pm
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright! Discover a haunted house, take a frightening forest walk, and enjoy Halloween activities, including a bonfire, scary stories and an encounter with live owls. Fun for children 10 and under! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor event. Come dressed for the weather.[...]
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
10:00 am
WITNESS THE BEAUTY OF KORTRIGHT IN AUTUMN! Take a self-guided walk in our majestic mixed hardwood forests to see the fall colours at their best. Join the Kortright education team at the campfire to learn about the changes autumn brings to the natural world. Our Fall Colours Celebration features a variety of family-friendly activities each day. Don’t forget to bring[...]
Owl Prowl @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Owl Prowl @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
6:30 pm
Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre, then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts. We’ll explore owl habitat and call out to Kortright’s wild owls. Please dress for the weather. DATE Thursday November 7, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PRICING Adults:[...]