Skip to content
  • Logo for The Nature Exchange surrounded by various images of plants and wildlife

The Nature Exchange

(Recurring Virtual Event)

Join members of the Humber Arboretum's Nature Education team for casual online conversations about all things nature! You are welcome to turn on your webcam and take part*, use the chat function to ask questions and share comments, or just listen in. 

Upcoming Dates and Topics for the Nature Exchange

The Nature Exchange generally takes place every second Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., however the schedule may vary due to other Arboretum programming. Check the listings below for the most up-to-date schedule.


Squirrel Appreciation

Wednesday January 19, 2 p.m. (one hour)

Friday is Squirrel Appreciation Day, but we're getting ahead of the crowd and celebrating these omnipresent rodents during Wednesday's Nature Exchange. Tune in for squirrel facts and games, and consider sharing your own squirrel tale!

Link: Join on Microsoft Teams 


Groundhog Day

Wednesday February 2, 2 p.m. (one hour)

We're keeping the rodent train rolling for Groundhog Day. We'll be talking about groundhogs, and the frankly bizarre tradition of relying on them to predict changing temperatures. 

Link: (Posted week of event)


Ask the Arb

Wednesday February 2, 2 p.m. (one hour)

We'll be going around the table, asking our staff and student leaders for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. From favourite plants to career paths, everything is on the table. You can also ask your own question of the group!

Link: (Posted week of event)



How to Attend

The Nature Exchange takes place over Microsoft Teams and you do not need a Teams account to participate as a guest.

There is no registration required; at event time simply click the link above that corresponds with the event you wish to join.


Notice of Recording

*Please note that The Nature Exchange will be RECORDED and may be shared/archived as audio-only and/or audio and video in an edited version or in its entirety after the live event.

By turning on your camera and/or microphone during the event you are consenting to being part of the recording. 

If you do not want to be part of the recording, please participate through chat only.


A raccoon outside the Centre for Urban Ecology. Text that looks like a handwritten note reads: Theme idea: Urban wildlife!

Themes & Guests

Sometimes there will be a theme or even a special guest listed for a week of The Nature Exchange.

This is a starting off point for the discussion, but the theme is always loose and the Exchange may easily drift off topic. So don't hesitate to attend if you have an off-topic question you'd like to ask or nature story to share.

Watch Previous Episodes 

Did you miss our special student-led episode "The Nature of the Holidays" hosted by the Humber Arboretum Ambassadors? Watch it now on YouTube: