If you live in Toronto, you might be used to visiting us in High Park - wandering through the savannah wildflowers, checking the ponds for tadpoles, or scanning the treetops for an elusive songbird! We're so thrilled to be able to now be offering Online Naturalist Courses and Online Summer Camps.
We'll prioritize all of the same values as our in person programming - community, reciprocity, stewardship, and a deep love of the natural world - and you'll be able to join us from just about anywhere! So join our fantastic team of naturalists and dive into interactive online learning experiences!
Online Summer Camps
Our online camps are designed for kids age 6-12. You can sign up for a week of Zoom calls and extra learning activities to do from home, or opt for the DIY version with just the extra learning activities.
- June 29-July 3: Nature Detectives (Forensics in the Forest)
- July 6-10: City Slickers (Critters in Your Neighbourhood)
- July 13-17: Animal Pilots (Nature's Frequent Fliers)
- July 20-24: Weird and Creepy Things
- July 27-31: Bright and Beautiful Things
Online Naturalist Courses
- Nature Journalling for Naturalists
- Fantastic Fungal Friends
- Birds of the City
Take courses individually or do all 3 together in our Online Naturalist Experience!
As a charitable organization, the High Park Nature Centre relies on donations from people like you! Your donation will help us provide environmental programming to students, families, and the greater community. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $15 and up.
Online Summer Camp: Nature Detectives (Forensics in the Forest)
Help us solve mysteries like who made these footprints? Who left this scat? And who ate my lunch?
Online Summer Camp: City Slickers (Critters in Your Neighbourhood)
Humans aren't the only animals that like living in the city!
Online Summer Camp: Animal Pilots (Nature's Frequent Fliers)
Get your passports ready, because this week is all about flying!
Online Summer Camp: Weird and Creepy Things
Slimy? Check! Hairy? Check! Weird and creepy? Check check check!
Online Summer Camp: Bright and Beautiful Things
Nature is full of shiny, sparkly, rainbowy things. Let's Celebrate them!
Adult Course: Nature Journaling for Naturalists
Learn to use a nature journal to build your skill and knowledge as a naturalist
Adult Course: Fantastic Fungal Friends
An introduction to the world of fungi - their fascinating biodiversity and the basics of identification!
Adult Course: Birds of the City
Get to know the birds in your neighbourhood! This course focuses on birds of cities in Southern Ontario.
Adult Course: Online Naturalist Experience
All-in-one Birds of the City, Fantastic Fungal Friends & Nature Journaling for Naturalists
The High Park Nature Centre has been offering nature education in Toronto since 1999. Our naturalist teachers have backgrounds in Forestry, Education, Ecology, and much more. They are so excited to be able to share with others the skills and knowledge they need to dive into new topics and enhance their competencies as naturalists and lovers of the outdoors!