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​​​​​​​​​Connect Campaign for a New Nature Centre

Each year, we welcome thousands of children to our Nature Centre to explore the outdoors for engaging, inspiring and outstanding educational experiences. We know that raising the next generation to experience the outdoors is the best wa​y to get them to love it. We protect what we love. 

Although we still welcome thousands of children each year, the current Nature Centre has come to the end of its lifecycle. What was once cozy has turn​ed into cramped, outdated has become obsolete, and we can no longer maintain the high standards offered by our educational programs.

Building a new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek

Our partners at the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation have launched the Connect Campaign - a campaign to build an incredible new Nature Centre at the Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.

This campaign will raise the $3 million dollars needed to build the new 8,000 ft2 community hub that will attract 15,000 kids, students, and community members of all ages each year.

Join the Connect Campaign and help build a new environmental hub where our entire community -young and old—will have the opportunity to reconnect with nature once again!


2021 Update

CAO Rob Baldwin shares a Connect Campaign update in this video:


Read the June 2021 project update ​for more information.

Nature Centre Virtual Tour

Comprised of 3 re-purposed portables, our Nature C​entre is now at the end of its lifecycle. Take a look at this 360 virtual tour to explore our current building and find out where we'll build our new Nature Centre!