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.

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 Naturalist Courses

  • Nature Journaling for Naturalists
  • Fantastic Fungal Friends
  • Birds of the City
  • Tree-mendous Trees (NEW)

Professional Development Courses (for teachers)

  • How to Make Nature Your Classroom: Wonderful Winter

Stay tuned for spring- and sall-specific course releases in the coming months!


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.

Thank You!

Thank you for considering an online naturalist course! By registering, you support the Nature Centre in offering both in-person and online nature education programming during this difficult time!

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!