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List of Upcoming Events for August 19 to September 9, 2017 - Toronto and Region Conservation

 
Toronto,ON ~ See below calendar for what's happening August 19 to Septeber 9, 2017 at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority facilities.
 
Date and Time
Event Name
Location
Description
Contact Info.
Saturday, August 19 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Butterfly Festival Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street (Leslie and Unwin Avenue), Toronto. Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between August and November and begins with the gathering of the Monarchs at places like Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto's Urban Wilderness.  Join us to celebrate this incredible migration as we welcome children, families and nature lovers to learn more about butterfly conservation and biodiversity. Through the many activities, nature hikes and educational displays, visitors can discover the more than 55 species of butterflies and moths recorded to date at the park. For further information, visit http://www.butterflyfest.ca/.
Saturday, August 19 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction The Living City Campus at Kortright, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400, Woodbridge. The Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction workshop is designed to introduce participants to the criteria for the selection of a solar electric (photovoltaic) or wind energy system.  The cost is $125.00 and advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visithttp://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/events/solar-and-wind-energy-electric-system-introduction-august-2017/ or 
contact Amanda Slaght at aslaght@trca.on.ca.
Saturday, August 19

1 to 4 p.m.

Family Camp Day Claremont Field Centre, 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering. Enjoy a fun filled family afternoon of exploration, adventure and activities. Learn how to set up a tent, light a fire without matches and cook over an open fire.        Registration is required. To register, visit https://trca.ca/event/family-camp-day-2/?instance_id=2331.
Saturday, August 19

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond at Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street (Leslie and Unwin Avenue), Toronto. Helping the environment starts in your own backyard. Learn how to attract and protect native species, such as Monarch butterflies, nesting songbirds and hummingbirds with beautiful landscape features. Participants will receive a free copy of the Creating Habitat Guide.        Registration is required. To register, visit http://www.trcastewardshipevents.ca.
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20

9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Sunday, August 20 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems The Living City Campus at Kortright, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400, Woodbridge. The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.  The cost is $125.00 and advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visithttp://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/events/off-grid-and-emergency-back-up-systems-august-2017/ or contact Amanda Slaght at aslaght@trca.on.ca.
Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional extended care (7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.)

Summer Nature Day Camp:  Maker Camp Claremont Field Centre, 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering. This camp is for kids who love to make, explore, tinker, craft and discover. Use items and inspiration from nature to create replicas of artifacts, stop-motion animations and your own tie-dye designs!  For ages 5 to 12 years.  The cost is $225.00/week + $60.00/week for before and after care.  Registration is required. To register, visit:  https://trca.ca/learning/facilities/claremont-field-centre/nature-camps-claremont/ or call (416) 667-6295, ext. 4.
Wednesday, August 23

9:30 a.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Wednesday, August 23

12 noon to 1 p.m.

Webinar:  Using Bioretention Soils to Remove Pollutants from Stormwater Runoff Online This webinar will review assumption protocols for bioretention soils to ensure that they function properly, the level of risk for contamination of bioretention soils and insights on how to inspect and determine if maintenance of these soils is required.  Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit:http://www.sustainabletechnologies.ca/wp/events/webinar-using-bioretention-soils-remove-pollutants-stormwater-runoff/.  If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact Julie McManus at jmcmanus@creditvalleyca.ca.
Thursday, August 24

7 to 9:30 p.m.

Campfire Albion Hills Conservation Area, 16500 Regional Road 50, 8 km. north of Bolton. What’s a summer night without a campfire? Every Thursday evening in August, celebrate the warmth of summer around an open fire. Join us for a campfire with activities, stories and tasty treats! Recommended for families with children ages seven and up, this event is weather dependent. If it rains, we will send an email or call to cancel.  Regular park admission fees apply and registration is required.         To register, visit: https://trca.ca/event/campfire-4/?instance_id=2464.
Saturday, August 26

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Buzz on Bees - Adult Workshop Series Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400, Woodbridge. 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. The cost is $30.00 and advance registration is required. To reserve, call (416) 667-6295. For further information, visit: http://www.kortright.org.
Saturday, August 26

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Great Trail Celebration Event TRCA’s East Duffins Headwaters Properties Aggregate Pit Trailhead and Parking Lot, 1405 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge. Join Toronto and Region Conservation, Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA), Green Durham Association (GDA) and Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) for a special event to explore the unique natural and cultural landscapes along The Great Trail in TRCA’s East Duffins Headwaters Properties.   Hikes guided by ORTA will ignite your environmental and cultural awareness. Guided mountain bike rides for all ages are part of a summer-long Canada150 event that has over 500 DMBA and GDA members riding and hiking 50 km of The Great Trail.  We’ll celebrate The Great Trail and Canada150 with a free picnic lunch. Bring your blanket or chair.  Guided hikes (1 hour) depart at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Guided mountain bike rides (1 to 2 hours) depart at 10:30 am.  Family mountain bike ride (1 hour) departs at 11 am.  This is a free, rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately for the weather.  Registration is required by August 18. To register, visit https://trca.ca/event/great-trail-celebration-event/?instance_id=2473.TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accessibility accommodation, please email mgawen@trca.on.ca by August 18.
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27

9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional extended care (7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.)

Summer Nature Day Camp:  Bugology Claremont Field Centre, 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering. This one is for the bug lover at heart! Learn about different types of insects, their behaviors, senses and adaptations. Build bug hotels, make friends with worms and chase butterflies that fly by!  For ages 5 to 12 years.  The cost is $225.00/week + $60.00/week for before and after care.  Registration is required. To register, visit:  https://trca.ca/learning/facilities/claremont-field-centre/nature-camps-claremont/ or call (416) 667-6295, ext. 4.
Wednesday, August 30

9:30 a.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Wednesday, August 30

6 to 8 p.m.

Learn to Fish Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street (Leslie and Unwin Avenue), Toronto. This family-friendly program provides an opportunity to learn not only how to fish, but how to do so responsibly and sustainably. Try your hand at rigging and casting a fishing rod, learn how to identify local fish and see a demonstration of the next step: how to clean and cook the catch of the day!  Registration is required. To register, visit: https://trca.ca/event/learn-to-fish-3/?instance_id=2507.
Wednesday, August 30

7 to 9:30 p.m.

Light Up The Night Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, east of Jane Street and south of Steeles Avenue, northwest Toronto. Enjoy craft beer and local wine in an "after hours" experience in The Village.  Create your own gourmet treats at the Tostada, Crepe and Mashed Potato Bars, made with local ingredients.  Unwind to local musical talent performed in intimate heritage and stop by "The Un-Bar" and sip 1800s virgin cocktails. Try your hand at genuine 19th century trades, crafts and games and bid on unique and hand-crafted items and experiences at the Silent Auction.  Also, meet the Village's newest residents - our heritage breed goats!  Advance registration is required. Tickets are $40 and include 2 drink samples and gourmet foods.  Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.  This is a fundraising event and the proceeds go towards restoration of historic buildings at Black Creek Pioneer Village to provide cultural experiences for future generations. To register, visit http://www.blackcreek.ca.For more information, email bcpvinfo@trca.on.ca, or call (416) 736-1733.
Thursday, August 31

7 to 9:30 p.m.

Campfire Albion Hills Conservation Area, 16500 Regional Road 50, 8 km. north of Bolton. What’s a summer night without a campfire? Every Thursday evening in August, celebrate the warmth of summer around an open fire. Join us for a campfire with activities, stories and tasty treats! Recommended for families with children ages seven and up, this event is weather dependent. If it rains, we will send an email or call to cancel.  Regular park admission fees apply and registration is required.         To register, visit: https://trca.ca/event/campfire-5/?instance_id=2466.
Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3

9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Wednesday, September 6

9:30 a.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
Saturday, September 9

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Advanced Birding - Adult Workshop Series Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400, Woodbridge. 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.  The cost is $80.00 and advance registration is required. To reserve, call (416) 667-6295. For further information, visit: http://www.kortright.org.
Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10

9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Parks Canada Guided Outings and Events in Rouge Park Various locations throughout Rouge Park. Join us for an urban wilderness adventure in Rouge Park.  Learn about the Park’s nature, wildlife and trail skills with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders.  There’s something for everyone. For further information, details on the walks, meeting points and dressing for the outdoors, visithttp://www.rougepark.com/hike.
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