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
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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Autumn in the Forest
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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