Calendar

May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Geofest @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Join us for our 7th annual Geofest! Meet other geocachers, find hidden geocaches on the Kortright property. Whether you are an expert or just want to try out geocaching there is something for everyone. Enjoy a beginner GPS workshop, guided hikes and more! Not sure what geocaching is? Here is a great description from one of our partners. Admission Fees
Archetype Sustainable House Tours @ Archetype Sustainable House
Take a guided tour of our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one illustrating sustainable practices readily available today, and the other looking into the near future, demonstrating up-and-coming sustainable and renewable technologies. Advance registration is required. Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe =
Archetype Sustainable House Tours @ Archetype Sustainable House
Take a guided tour of our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one illustrating sustainable practices readily available today, and the other looking into the near future, demonstrating up-and-coming sustainable and renewable technologies. Advance registration is required. Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe =
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Forest School PA Days @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Come to the Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day and explore the world of Forest School. Each day begins with an adventure into a woodland setting. Children interact with the natural environment through the use of loose parts, creative play, shelter building, whittling wood, cooking over an open fire, knots, making woodland crafts and sharing stories. This child-led
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Beginner Birding @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Bird watching and backyard bird feeding are two of the most popular hobbies in North America. With a wide variety of birds living in our backyards, nearby parks and outdoor spaces, such popularity is easy to understand. This workshop is a fun and educational introduction to birding and covers topics including: bird ID, feeding backyard birds, field guides, where and
Erosion and Sediment Control Field Training @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
The practice of erosion and sediment control (ESC) during construction is a critical component necessary for the protection of the natural environment including sensitive water bodies, terrestrial habitat and aquatic ecosystems. The effectiveness of any well designed ESC plan is only as good as the installation and maintenance of the proposed ESC measures. Targeted, hands-on training to demonstrate appropriate installation
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hike the Headwaters @ Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve
Discover the headwaters of the Rouge, Don and Humber watersheds on a guided walk through this ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine property. Hike Distance: 3 km Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Surface Type: Crushed Limestone Age Range: Family Friendly… Friendly leashed dogs welcome. Meet at the Oak Ridges Corridor Trailhead Parking Lot (Old Colony Road and Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill)
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Dragonflies and Damselfies @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Learn about the fascinating biology and migration of some of the world’s most ancient flying animals – the dragonflies and damselflies! Join Odonata expert David d’Entremont for a whirlwind tour of these strikingly beautiful insects and venture outdoors to learn some in-the-field identification while observing dragonflies and damselflies in their natural habitats. Register Online
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am
Outdoor Survival Skills @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Learn survival skills, including what to eat to stay alive in the forest and how to build a shelter.
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm
Outdoor Survival Skills @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Learn survival skills, including what to eat to stay alive in the forest and how to build a shelter.
Jun 24 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bike the Creek @ Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre
.errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe_3 p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe_3 = 0; var ai_iframe_height_advanced_iframe_3 = 0;var aiIsIe8=false; if (typeof aiReadyCallbacks === 'undefined') { var aiReadyCallbacks = []; } else if (!(aiReadyCallbacks instanceof Array)) { var aiReadyCallbacks = []; }var onloadFiredadvanced_iframe_3 = false; function aiShowIframe() { jQuery('#advanced_iframe_3').css('visibility', 'visible'); } function aiShowIframeId(id_iframe) { jQuery('#'+id_iframe).css('visibility', 'visible');
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Tree Identification @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Join Natalie Swaak, an experienced urban forester for an interactive, hands-on training session to increase your Tree ID skills. This course will cover common tree species found in Ontario, natural history knowledge, keys and tips and tricks for identifying tree species. Register Online
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Bat ID Walk & Interactive Survey @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Learn about the only mammals that can fly and how their incredible echo-location system works! The evening will begin with a presentation covering a wide variety of bat related topics, including the species native to Ontario and threats such as White-nose Syndrome. The participants will then go out onto the Kortright Centre property to view live bats as they forage
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bees, bugs and butterflies, oh my! @ Nashville Conservation Reserve
Join us for a walk to learn about the world of bees, bugs and butterflies. Construct an insect hotel and attract beneficial insects to your backyard. Register for Free
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 20 @ 12:00 am
Midnight Astronomy @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
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. 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. Register Online
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bat Hike @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Learn fascinating information about bats through an engaging theatre presentation and a guided walk with a bat expert through bat habitat. Learn how to build bat habitat structures and about the challenges these animals face. Adult – $12 Member – $10 Child/Senior – $6 Member – $5 Advance Tickets Required: 416.667.6295
Jul 22 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
MEC Trail Run @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
If you’ve never been to the Kortright Centre and walked along the trails within – you’re missing out! Join us on July 22rd for a trail race like no other. Cruise up and down, left and right – it’s a challenge you shouldn’t miss out on. Details and Registration
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Birds of the Forest @ Cold Creek Conservation Area
Meet our fine feathered friends and learn about their migration. Together, we will make bird feeders and decorate a tree with these tasty treats! Register for Free
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Buzz on Bees @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
This workshop will give you an up-close 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. Register Online
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Advanced Birding @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
This module is for those who have participated in the “Birding for Beginners” workshop or moved beyond bird watching basics. Our expert birder, Kristen Martyn will delve deeper into the more advanced birding topics including: difficult bird ID, bird calls, birding locations and habitats, optical equipment (binoculars and scopes), other birding equipment, nesting behaviours, Ontario migrations and birding etiquette. Register
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Altona Forest Hike: Fall Wildflowers @ Altona Forest Entrance & Parking
Enjoy the diversity of bright fall blooms, including asters and goldenrods. Join the Altona Forest Stewardship Committee on this guided hike through the woods. Meet at the Altona Forest parking lot on Altona Road, across from Pine Grove Avenue. This event will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed sturdy footwear. In the event of
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Did you know that bees pollinate approximately 1/3 of the food we eat? Did you know that Honey Bees make about 1 teaspoon of honey in their life time and are the only insect that makes food for human consumption? Join us at Kortright’s Honey Harvest Festival to learn about and celebrate the life of these incredible insects! Enjoy music
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Honey Harvest Festival @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Did you know that bees pollinate approximately 1/3 of the food we eat? Did you know that Honey Bees make about 1 teaspoon of honey in their life time and are the only insect that makes food for human consumption? Join us at Kortright’s Honey Harvest Festival to learn about and celebrate the life of these incredible insects! Enjoy music
Ontario Naturalists Skills Workshop: Reptiles of Ontario @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
A hands-on workshop featuring live reptiles from around the province! Learn how to identify and conserve Ontario’s snakes, turtles, and lizard from Jeff Hathaway of Scales Nature Park. Learn threats and conservation issues key identification features, distribution, handling techniques, and much more! Participants will have the opportunity to handle various live species. Register Online
Archetype Sustainable House Tours @ Archetype Sustainable House
Take a guided tour of our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one illustrating sustainable practices readily available today, and the other looking into the near future, demonstrating up-and-coming sustainable and renewable technologies. Advance registration is required. Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe =
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Experience the outdoors this fall with guided fall colours walks, self-guided tours, and more. Join our knowledgeable staff for a guided tour of the Archetype Sustainable House, a model home with state of the art sustainable technologies throughout. Enjoy our crackling campfire and bring some food to cook over it! Hikes: 11:00am and 1pm House Tour*: 2:30pm *House tour: Space
Archetype Sustainable House Tours @ Archetype Sustainable House
Take a guided tour of our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one illustrating sustainable practices readily available today, and the other looking into the near future, demonstrating up-and-coming sustainable and renewable technologies. Advance registration is required. Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe =
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Experience the outdoors this fall with guided fall colours walks, self-guided tours, and more. Join our knowledgeable staff for a guided tour of the Archetype Sustainable House, a model home with state of the art sustainable technologies throughout. Enjoy our crackling campfire and bring some food to cook over it! Hikes: 11:00am and 1pm House Tour*: 2:30pm *House tour: Space
Archetype Sustainable House Tours @ Archetype Sustainable House
Take a guided tour of our two LEED Platinum certified houses: one illustrating sustainable practices readily available today, and the other looking into the near future, demonstrating up-and-coming sustainable and renewable technologies. Advance registration is required. Call 905-832-2289 to reserve your spot. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; text-align:center; width:500px; }#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe =
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fall Colours Celebration @ Kortright Centre for Conservation
Experience the outdoors this fall with guided fall colours walks, self-guided tours, and more. Join our knowledgeable staff for a guided tour of the Archetype Sustainable House, a model home with state of the art sustainable technologies throughout. Enjoy our crackling campfire and bring some food to cook over it! Hikes: 11:00am and 1pm House Tour*: 2:30pm *House tour: Space