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Community Programs

  • Exploring and learning nature photographyExploring and learning nature photography
    Exploring and learning nature photography
  • Having a great time exploring in natureHaving a great time exploring in nature
    Having a great time exploring in nature
  • Outdoor exploration, hiking and orienteering!Outdoor exploration, hiking and orienteering!
    Outdoor exploration, hiking and orienteering!
  • Buds, Blossoms and Leaves Nature BackpackBuds, Blossoms and Leaves Nature Backpack
    Learning about "Buds, Blossoms and Leaves" with a Nature Backpack
  • Adventure Days at Scanlon CreekAdventure Days at Scanlon Creek
  • Waiting for the Chickadees at Spring Into ScanlonWaiting for the Chickadees at Spring Into Scanlon
 

Our education team offers programmed learning opportunities for children, youth and adults, enhancing participants connections to the health of the Lake Simcoe watershed in areas where they live, learn, work and play.

Through activities that are experiential, engaging, and age-appropriate, community programming seeks to raise participants' awareness and appreciation, increase knowledge and skills, and develop an understanding of environmental, conservation and sustainability issues.

​Forest School at Scanlon Creek

Children aged 5 - 10 will explore their connection to the natural world by participating in curiosity-driven, nature-themed curriculum and hands-on learning experiences at the Scanlon Creek Forest School. The next session will run on Wednesday afternoons from September 18 - October 23​ from 1 - 3:30pm.​ The cost for the 6 week session is $100 per participant. ​

Click this button to view the Forest School webpage for more information.

​Spring into Scanlon March Break Camp

Celebrate the last week of winter in the forest at Scanlon Creek! Children aged 6 - 12 will participate in fun outdoor activities that include making maple syrup, learning animal tracking, kicksledding​, using a GPS, and more!

Registration for Spring into Scanlon is now closed.

Explore outdoors with Nature Backpacks

Nature backpacks are available at select libraries in York Region to help you and your family get outside and explore. Find out more about nature backpacks, where to find one and how you can build your own!​

​Badge Blitz

Saturday, May 26, 2018 marked our first annual Badge Blitz! Held at Scanlon Creek, this was an opportunity for Scout and Guide groups to work towards their badge requirements by participating in a fun-filled day in nature.

Save the date! Our next Badge Blitz is Saturday, October 5. More information coming soon!​

Don't want to wait? Contact us now to learn more about how we support your Scout and Guide groups!​