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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. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date as new events are added.

Toursday - Free Tour

Join Humber Arboretum staff for a free tour of the Arb.

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Lunch and Learn: Balcony Gardening

Learn about sustainable balcony gardening with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. 

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Building Biodiversity - Student Workshop

Spend a Saturday morning learning about bird and bat boxes and enjoy a free lunch! This workshop is for Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber students.

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics

This is a second offering of the first course in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. 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, necessary equipment, site selection, laws and registration, available resources, and the beekeeping year.

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Native Trees and Shrubs Tour

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) for a tour of native trees and shrubs growing at the Humber Arboretum. 

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Native and Honey Bees: Habitat and Forage

While the numbers of wild pollinators in rural areas are being decimated by industrial agricultural practices and loss of habitat due to peri-urban sprawl, their counterparts in urban environments are faring comparatively better. This workshop will look at native pollinator populations that have higher densities in urban compared to rural areas. What factors contribute to this success, and what can urbanites do to make the city even more hospitable to wild pollinators? What are the benefits of encouraging wild pollinators in the city? 

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Earth Day Nature Camp

Kids aged 5-12 are invited to spend Earth Day 2019 at the Humber Arboretum with this special one-day nature camp.

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Beekeeping Challenges

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.

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Assemble a Hive / Expand a Hive

Two workshops, one day - Assemble a Hive and Expand a Hive! Each course counts as an elective in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate. 

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Summer Nature Camp: Arboretum Adventures

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 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 be going on some amazing adventures at the Humber Arboretum to learn the true value of urban greenspaces! The Humber Arboretum has some incredible ecosystems for your kids to explore including the Humber River, constructed wetlands, a shrub land meadow, and our forest, designated as one of the City of Toronto’s 86 Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA’s)!  Campers will get to discover and explore each of these fascinating habitats through a variety of hands on activities in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of our most interesting plant and animal neighbours!

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