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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 Nature Camp

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).

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Winter Nature Camp

Winter Nature 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 four-day Winter Nature Camp will include forest exploration, owl prowls, animal tracking, eco-arts, chickadee feeding and snowshoeing (if weather permits).

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EMG Pruning Workshop

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn all about pruning. 

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Summer Nature Camp: Ecosystem Exploration

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.

Time to explore every ecosystem the Humber Arboretum has to offer! Wetlands, forests, meadows, shrub lands, ponds, and rivers are all home to many different types of plants and animals. Starting at the soil and working our way up, campers will explore the hidden and remote areas of the Arboretum to investigate flowers, seeds, cones, and insects, look for animal tracks and signs, and listen to and try to identify different bird calls. We’ll be engaging the senses, encouraging a sense of adventure, and exploring nature the way kids used to back when you didn’t go home until the streetlights turned on.

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Beekeeping Workshop: Products of the Hive

This hands-on workshop will examine harvesting tools and methods, regulations, jarring and labelling first-hand. Cleaning Beeswax and building a simple solar wax melter are also part of this experience.

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Summer Nature Camp: Powerful Pollinators

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.

Pollinators are key to our food supply, and affect our lives in many important ways. Campers will learn about different types of pollinators, their relationships with trees and plants, and why we need to protect native species of plants to help pollinators thrive. Activities will include a visit from the Humber Arboretum’s beekeepers, an up-close investigation of flowers using a viewing microscope, a visit to the greenhouse to compare tropical plants with native species, preparing a pollinator garden for fall plantings, planting a wildflower to take home, and building a solitary bee hotel.

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CANCELLED: Crawling Crayfish with TRCA

Cancelled: Join educators from Toronto and Region Conservation to get up close with crawling crayfish, damselflies and other benthic invertebrates who call the Humber River home.

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Beekeeping Workshop: Products of the Hive

This hands-on workshop will examine harvesting tools and methods, regulations, jarring and labelling first-hand. Cleaning Beeswax and building a simple solar wax melter are also part of this experience.

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Summer Nature Camp: Dirty Science

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.

This week campers will explore the importance of soil and how it relates to plants and biodiversity. We’ll look at compaction, erosion, and sedimentation. Themed activities will include seed planting, a greenhouse visit, beaver dam building, and natural paint brushes and mud painting. Soil testing for senior campers and soil exploration for junior campers will have everyone investigating the mysteries beneath their feet.

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Summer Nature Camp: The Humber River

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.

Did you know the Humber River is one of only 38 designated Canadian Heritage River Systems in the country? This week campers will explore the history, heritage, and life of this river, the West branch of which runs through the Humber Arboretum. Special activities this week will include river netting and planting willow stakes. Senior campers will portage, build rafts, and test water quality; younger campers will hold duck races, cheer on raft races, and make great use of the brand new miniature river channel that was built by our nature interpreters.

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