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The Forest: Nature’s Classroom

By Ann Evans
We have been invited by Aileen Barclay, Forest Education Specialist, to participate in The York Regional Forest Nature’s Classroom Program.
The region is launching a fun and informative outdoor education program designed to engage retirees in active, nature-based activities. The pilot program will offer the Nature’s Classroom hike designed to teach participants about the forests and their importance to our community. As well, a guest speaker from Oak Ridge’s Trail Association will talk about their hikes and how to participate with their group. They will give safe hiking tips, and also provide information about healthy eating and recipes for quick, healthy meals. The morning activities will culminate with a complimentary lunch at the centre.
The program is run from the Hollidge Tract (AKA Forest Headquarters and the Bill Fisch Forest and Stewardship Centre). We will gather there at 10:30 a.m., experience the walk and then return to the centre for the talk and lunch. Numbers for this pilot program are strictly limited to 25 so I ask that you be sure of your commitment so the Centre may plan the meal accordingly. A list of participants will be generated according to the date the application has been received by me.

The fall colours should be beautiful then so I encourage you to join in and enjoy the morning.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

16389 Highway 48
North of Aurora Road - The entrance is directly across from Cherry Street.


Please submit an application via email to

Notification will given to participants on or about September 20, 2018


To register, click here