Events


Events


Please Note

Our upcoming free events have been cancelled for the month of September due to the current Covid crisis.
Our Site is open only by appointment, no walk-ins.
Contact Daniel McRae for more information
danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
902-651-2575
Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Since 1991, we’ve been offering a variety of free programming, from fun-for-the-whole-family events like our popular Owl Prowls to hands-on workshops like Pruning. We love to share our expertise and enthusiasm with anyone curious about our native landscapes.

Due to popular demand, our offerings have grown to include our adventure-filled Sharing a Love of Nature Summer Camps, our in-depth School of Woodland Ecology, and our immersive University Courses.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone (902)651-2575 or email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Click here to download a PDF of our Events Calendar


Online Events Calendar

Jun
27
Sat
SWE Plant Identification II: Shrubs & Beyond
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Plant Identification II: Shrubs and Beyond

Shrubs provide habitat and food for wildlife as well as a staggering number of ecological benefits from nitrogen fixation to shoreline protection. This four-hour course will take us into the Macphail Woods Arboretum which showcases many of the native shrubs you can find across the province. We’ll also introduce a selection of ferns and wildflowers.

Bundle this course with Plant Identification I for only $100

Learn More About our School of Woodland Ecology

Jul
6
Mon
Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Session One
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm

Young Ecologists: Session One

This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of how we can take positive environmental action.

Learn More!

Jul
13
Mon
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Session One
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm

Nature Discovery: Session One

This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to understand the natural world, as well as create crafts, tell stories and play games designed to give them a foundation for further inquiry and exploration.

Learn More!

Jul
20
Mon
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturalist Session One
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm

Becoming a Naturalist Session One

This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways, and fields.

Learn More!

Jul
27
Mon
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology Ages 12-14
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

Bushcraft Ecology Ages 12-14

These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will learn the edible and medicinal properties of some local plants. Our camp will include cooking over an open fire, natural crafts such as making birch bark baskets, basic whittling and an overnight camp.

Learn More!

Aug
3
Mon
Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Session Two
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm

Young Ecologists: Session Two

This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of how we can take positive environmental action.

Learn More!

Aug
8
Sat
SWE Woodland Ecology II: Forest Assessment
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woodland Ecology II: Forest Assessment

When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a must. This day-long course will give you practical experience assessing a variety of forest types, continuing to develop the skills introduced in course one.

Learn More About our School of Woodland Ecology

Aug
10
Mon
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Session Two
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm

Nature Discovery: Session Two

This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to understand the natural world, as well as create crafts, tell stories and play games designed to give them a foundation for further inquiry and exploration.

Learn More!

Aug
17
Mon
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturalist Session Two
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm

Becoming a Naturalist Session Two

This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways, and fields.

Learn More!

Aug
24
Mon
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology Ages 14-16
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm

Bushcraft Ecology Ages 14-16

These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will learn the edible and medicinal properties of some local plants. Our camp will include cooking over an open fire, natural crafts such as making birch bark baskets, basic whittling and an overnight camp.

Learn More!

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