While the York Region Nature Collaborative was founded in York Region,
events are open to all interested educators, parents and families.

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  • Monday, June 20, 2022 at 05:00 PM
    Kortright Centre for Conservation

    Summer YRNC Sharing Circle

    After what seems like a long time apart, the YRNC is looking to come back to in-person meetings to reconnect as professionals in nature-based programming in York Region! The next meeting is June 20th, 2022 from 5-7 PM

    Our meeting will take place out of the wiigiwaam at the Kortright Centre for Conservation and will be in the form of a sharing circle with guidance from Dr. Hopi Martin, Gichitwaa Oshkaabewis (Ojibwe Sacred Helper, Messenger, Fire Keeper, Lodge Caretaker) from Edge of the Bush

    This meeting is open to anyone who is interested. All are welcome!

    If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to Simone Granieri via email at [email protected]

    Moving forward, our meetings will be happening quarterly around the Equinoxes and Solstices. The next meeting dates are September 22, December 19, and March 20 (in 2023). Don't forget to save those dates! More details will be given closer to the event. 


  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 09:00 AM through August 14, 2022
    Lake St. George Field Centre in Richmond Hill, ON , ON, Canada

    Finding Our Rhythm 2022

    About this event

    Come spend 4 days and nights at the glacial headwaters of Gaabikanang Ziibi (Humber River) north of Tkaronto (Toronto) on the Oak Ridges Moraine learning to walk together with Doodoom Aki (Mother Earth) and Indigenous Peoples through a Seasonal Pedagogy at the ‘edge of the bush’. Each progressive day will bring participants deeper into a land-based experience of (re)creating a ‘Bush Learning Centre’ that will welcome children and families from all Four Directions to establish and maintain respectful relationships with Doodoom Aki (Mother Earth) and Indigenous Peoples of this Sacred Territory. This four-day experience offers the opportunity to develop a living relationship with an Ojibwe, land-based pedagogy/way of life that can support deepening knowledge of human development and education through Ceremony and multisensory, multigenerational learning.

    Dates: Thursday August 11, 2022 - Sunday August 14, 2022 from 9:00am - 4:00 pm everyday

    Lead Facilitator: Dr. Hopi Martin, Gichitwaa Oshkaabewis (Ojibwe Sacred Helper, Messenger, Fire Keeper, Lodge Caretaker) from Edge of the Bush.

    Visit our Eventbrite page to purchase tickets and to learn more about this event. Use the code EARLYBIRD22 to receive 15% off!  



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