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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.

Arboretum Adventure Tale - Spring Migration

Bring your little ones to the Humber Arboretum for an ARBORETUM ADVENTURE TALE focused on spring migration. Families will take part in a travelling story that migrates through the Humber Arboretum’s unique ecosystems and looks at the diversity of birds living in and visiting this amazing urban greenspace!

An event for preschoolers and their parents / guardians.

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Spring Bird Festival at Col. Samuel Smith Park (Offsite)

Visit Colonel Samuel Smith Park in South Etobicoke for a free day of bird walks and family activities at the annual Spring Bird Festival.

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EMG Garden Pests, Pathogens, and Problems Workshop

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn all about garden pests and pathogens. 

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Assemble a Hive / Expand a Hive (New day)

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 (ages 4-12)

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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Summer Nature Camp: Wild About Watersheds (ages 4-12)

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 have a chance to discover the life that exists within the ponds, river and wetlands of the Humber Arboretum!  They will learn about what a watershed is and find out why the Humber River watershed is so important to the Toronto region’s biodiversity.

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Wildlife Wonders (ages 12-13)

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

Who knew that there could be so much wildlife within the city?! This week is all about exploring the different habitats of the Arboretum and learning about the different creatures that call this place home. Campers will learn animal tracking and bird identification skills, and will be conducting studies within the river and ponds

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Summer Nature Camp: Healthy Planet Healthy Lives (ages 4-12)

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, art & ecology, and much more.

This week of camp will have our campers learning about the importance of nature in their lives and why it is essential to protect nature not only for ourselves but for the diversity of life that depends on it for survival and for future generations as well! Through interactive games and activities campers will expand their knowledge in areas of health and wellness, recycling, ecological stewardship, and energy and water conservation to help them understand how our actions affect the health of the planet and show them ways that we can help make a positive impact at home and in our communities.  

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Exploring Aquatics (ages 12-13)

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

The Humber River is an incredibly important river in this area—so important that we were named after it! In this week of camp, the Jr. Naturalists will be taking an in-depth look at the different components of Toronto’s largest watershed. With river, pond, and wetland areas right in our backyard to study and explore, campers will become more in touch with our aquatic friends.

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Summer Nature Camp: Powerful Pollinators (ages 4-12)

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, art & ecology, and much more.

This week campers will explore the beautiful and mysterious process of pollination! Pollinators such as butterflies and bees 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.

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