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NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here​ to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

SERO 2019 Ecological Restoration AGM and Workshop
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

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The 2019 Society for Ecological Restoration AGM and Workshop takes place at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation in Utopia.​



Tickets:
Fri Nov 1 Workshop & Lunch (SERO Member&Student)
CA$30.00

Fri Nov 1 Workshop & Lunch (Non-Member)
CA$35.00

Sat Nov 2 - Hands On Seed Workshop
CA$10.00
Family Nature Day - Mapping and Navigation
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation
Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Age 4-11 – Lost in the Woods: Students will learn basic mapping skills, what to do if they were ever lost in the woods, including shelter building

Age 12-19 – GPS with Map Navigation: Students will use Garmin Etrex GPS units (provided) to learn how to navigate to multiple geocache sites on the property. They will learn about the important relationship between a map, compass and GPS unit.

NVCA Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​


The public are invited to attend NVCA Board Meetings. 

Click here​ to view the meeting agenda. Note: agendas are posted 1 week prior to the meeting, and minutes are posted after they are approved.​

Family Nature Day - Winter Survival
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

All ages – Do you know how to stay warm in the winter? Build a quinzee, learn how to start a fire and other tricks to surviving outdoors in the winter. We will also be playing snow snake games on this day.

Registration here

Click here for more information about Family Nature Days​​

Family Nature Day - Winter Trek
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Age 4-11 – Snow shoe to a location close to the education centre

Age 12-19 – Kicksled or snowshoe to a location far off on the property​

Registration here

Click here for more information about Family Nature Days

Family Nature Day - Get back to the Sugar Shack
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside! 

All ages – Explore the working sugar bush and learn about indigenous, pioneer and modern-day maple syrup making through stories and hands-on activities.

Registration here

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Family Nature Day - Petun Tour
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation
Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

All ages – Visit one of the highest elevations in the Niagara Escarpment and a place where the Petun Indigenous people used to farm the land. Join a private tour of the fish hatchery and hike the Bruce Trail with us. This program takes place at Petun Conservation Area near Collingwood.

Family Nature Day - Giving Back and Restoring Nature
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: To be determined

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

​Come out and help us to our part to restore nature! We will be joining the NVCA stewardship team to help with one of the many projects they do to help.
Family Nature Day - Pond Living
Date: Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation

​Join us for fun, outdoor, family friendly environmental education programs at the beautiful Tiffin Centre for Conservation! Perfect for families that homeschool or those wanting to spend PA/PD Days outside!

Age 4-11 – Learn about the plants, bugs, fish and other animals, build a model sailboat, then try your hand at paddling a canoe

Age 12-19 – Investigate living and non-living things along a water course and explore the relationship between temperature and dissolved oxygen and the role they play in aquatic ecosystems.

Registration here

Click here for more information about Family Nature Days