The Humber Arboretum hosts workshops, tours, family events and more throughout the year. Advance registration is required for most events. On our calendar below, click on the event you're interested in for more details.
March Break Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature.
Seasonal fun at this March Break Nature Camp will include maple sap harvesting, forest exploration, owl prowls, animal tracking, eco-arts, chickadee feeding and snowshoeing (if weather permits).
While bees are struggling in rural environments, they've been thriving in urban ones. If you've been thinking of taking up urban beekeeping, this introduction to the challenges and opportunities of keeping bees in the city is for you.
Topics covered include: honeybee anatomy & behaviour, site selection, available resources, necessary equipment, laws & registration, and the beekeeping year.
No matter what your style or skill level, learn how to take plant, wildlife, and landscape photos that not only avoid a negative impact, but can actually help the natural world.
Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn for a free workshop on growing your own food and micro gardening. Learn about where to grow, what to grow, and how to grow it, with information on garden prep and maintenance. We'll look at intensifying your food production in containers and well-designed small urban spaces.
Learn how to get kids engaged with and excited about the natural world.
Spend a morning in the Humber Arboretum with backyard chickens! A coop and laying hens will be present for this fun learning experience.
This is the third course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. A range of beekeeping challenges will be addressed, including pests, pathogens, predators, swarming and colony failure.
Two workshops, one day - Assemble a Hive and Expand a Hive! Each course counts as an elective in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate.
Spend a morning in the Humber Arboretum with a backyard flock of chickens! A coop and flock of hens will be present for this fun learning experience.
Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, nature crafts and much more.
Why are greenspaces so important in the city? During Urban Greenspaces week, campers will explore the urban ecosystems of the Humber Arboretum as they learn about the importance of biodiversity, the problems caused by invasive species, and other challenges of urban ecology. Special activities will include bat box building for senior campers, plus tree and wildflower planting, exploring biodiversity through leaf sorting, and taking part in the amazing waste race.