Through hands-on experiences, participants will gain a better understanding of their environment. Groups such as youth and seniors clubs, church organizations, horticultural societies and Guiding and Scouting troops are invited to discover the Arboretum.
Humber Nature Programs also runs various special events, including Owl Prowls, Snowshoeing excursions, and Maple Syrup Harvesting, for members of the community throughout the year. Check our Upcoming Events page for details.
Evening and weekend programs for community groups (i.e., for seniors, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, families, home schools, churches etc.) can be based on any of our school programs (for a complete list click here), or can be customized to suit a specific group.
As well, we offer:
For a more detailed description of the programs, registration information, to cover a topic not already listed, or to have a program customized for your group, please contact us:
If you would like to be notified of upcoming community events please send us an email with the words "community events mailing list" in the title.
Also, check out our facebook page here for more information about upcoming events.
The programs are offered on a seasonal basis, on weekday evenings and Saturdays. Programs are generally 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Participants should be suitably dressed for outdoor activities (i.e. comfortable shoes, raincoats, hats, mittens).
For a program list click here.
The Humber Arboretum is a great place to host a Brownie Revel, Guide Rally or Cub Howl. Call us for more details. If your group is interested in a topic not covered above, please call Humber Nature Programs, Centre for Urban Ecology and we will try to accommodate you.
Humber Nature Programs, Centre for Urban Ecology continues to offer programs designed to achieve the objectives of the nature oriented badges of the Guide and Scout curriculums. Programs emphasize the outdoor aspects of the badge requirements through a variety of activities. The following Badge and Outlook Programs (see chart) are available, with their most suitable season listed. Please note that the general Nature Studies Programs may also be booked.
For Guide and Scout Program Chart click here.
Bookings can be made up to four weeks in advance. Call the Humber Nature Programs, Centre For Urban Ecology at 416-675-5009.
For pricing of Guide and Scout programs, please see the Guide and Scout page. For pricing of events, please see individual pricing of each event.
*Each class/group is considered a seperate booking. Each class/group booked will be charged for a minimum of 20 participants. NOTE: If this is a problem for your group please contact us; we may be able to help.
*We would also like to know if any siblings of participants are coming with the group. There will be a charge for those siblings joining in.
*If your group has between 30 to 50 participants, Humber Nature Programs may bring in a second staff naturalist
*Your visit is not considered confirmed until you have recieved written confirmation by fax or email. Please double check the information in the confirmation letter to ensure it is correct. If you do not recieve this confirmation by the day following booking or calling to modify your booking, or if the information in it is incorrect please contact us.
*Please notify us by noon the day prior to your trip of any changes in the number of participants you are bringing. Otherwise, your minimum bill will be for the number of participants booked.
*Cancelations must be made fifteen business days in advance of the event date otherwise the cost of 80% of the total number of participants booked will be charged. You may confirm your booking by email or by phone.
*If the group cannot attend at its scheduled date/time, every effort will be made to re-schedule the trip. If that is not possible, notice of a cancellation must be received no less than fifteen business days prior to the scheduled visit.