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Workshop: Butterflies of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Butterflies of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:00 am
This workshop will give you a close-up look at these beauties of nature. Learn all about butterfly biology and identification, their amazing knack for mimicry and their role in our environment. Then go out and look for these incredible insects in the field. * Also offered as part of the Ontario Naturalist Certification Course Level I. WORKSHOP DATE Saturday July[...]
Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Silent Retreat @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
9:30 am
This five-hour silent retreat 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 to the[...]
Workshop: Midnight Astronomy @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Jul 24 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 25 @ 12:00 am
Workshop: Midnight Astronomy @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
8:30 pm
First, receive a detailed introduction to the basics of astronomy through an indoor presentation. Learn your way around the night sky in an amazing portable planetarium. Next, we’ll venture out into the darkness for naked-eye viewing of constellations, more detailed observations with binoculars (provided) and viewing planets and deep-sky objects through telescopes of amateur astronomers. WORKSHOP DATE Wednesday July 24,[...]
Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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:[...]
Workshop: Birds of Prey @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Workshop: Birds of Prey @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
7:00 pm
Join Wild Ontario’s naturalists for an evening all about birds of prey! In the first part of this program we’ll cover the basics of biology, natural history and identification. Then meet some of Wild Ontario’s special (feathered) guests, up close and personal. Finally, head out for a walk on the trails as we try to hear, or maybe even see,[...]
Owl Prowl @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Nov 21 @ 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 21, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PRICING Adults:[...]