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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.

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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Lunch and Learn: Connecting Kids with Nature (rescheduled)

Learn how to get kids engaged with and excited about the natural world.

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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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Lunch and Learn: Humber's Sustainable Pond Project

For Ravine Days, come and learn about the new Pond Project in development at Humber College which will help protect the health of the Humber River watershed while providing improved wildlife habitat and gathering spaces for the community.

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Humber Arboretum Bird Blitz

Kick off the city-wide Toronto Bird Celebration with a morning bird walk at the Humber Arboretum where we'll try to identify as many species as we can. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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The Birds and the Bees Gardening Workshop

Join Humber Arboretum staff for a free workshop on gardening with nature in mind. Learn how to choose plants and create structures that will attract and support birds, bees, and other wildlife. Part of the Toronto Bird Celebration. 

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Backyard Chicken Workshop

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.

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Summer Nature Camp: Arboretum Adventures

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.

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Summer Nature Camp: Humber River Rally

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 what’s going on in the water! The Humber is the largest watershed in the Toronto region. With 755 species of plants, 42 species of fish, and over 185 animal species, the Humber watershed contains a huge amount of importance to the Toronto region’s biodiversity. Campers will explore the river and its surrounding area to learn more about the many creatures that make it their home. 

Special activities this week may include river netting, portaging, raft building, and river science for the senior campers. For the younger campers there may be toy duck races, raft races, and beaver dam building.

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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, art & ecology, and much more.

This week campers will explore the wilderness beneath our feet!  Soil and the forest floor are home to a mysterious community of organisms that are vital to the health of the forest.  By digging in the forest floor and searching under rocks and logs campers may get an opportunity to make friends with animals as cute as earthworms and millipedes or as charismatic as daddy-long-legs and potato bugs.

Special activities may include seed planting, a greenhouse visit, making natural paintbrushes and mud painting.  

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