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Minesing Wetland Snowshoe Hike
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Announced a week before hike

The snowshoe hike will take us into the Minesing Wetlands to areas that are not easily accessible without the snow and ice cover. Expect to be dazzled by the landscape and possibly encounter some hardy wildlife that endure Canada's winter. On past snowshoe adventures we have encountered Snowy Owls, Bald Eagles and lots of wildlife tracks! The adventure will start at 9:00 am and last approximately 3 hours, including periodic breaks.

Included in your admission fee of $10.00, FOMW will provide ecological interpretation of the Minesing Wetlands along the way. Bring your own snowshoes. We do have 2 pairs available to borrow for an additional $10.00.

The hike location will be dependent on weather conditions and will be provided to registered participants approximately a week before the event date. Most locations are approximately a 20 minute drive west of Barrie.




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 time outside!

Are you ready for some fun in the snow? Join us for a day of snowshoing, kicksleding, snow games and learn how to make you own Snow Snake and Snow Snake track.

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

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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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March Break Camp
Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 9:00 AM - Friday, March 20, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia​​​

Led by NVCA’s environmental educators, kids aged 5-12 will enhance your child's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our amazing planet. ​This March Break, we will head outside and ​explore the wint​er wonders of the 300+ acre Tiffin Centre for Conservation.​ 

​Activities may include:
  • Nature walks and​ forest exploration
  • Animal tracking and bird watching
  • Make maple syrup
  • Shelter building
  • Winter games and crafts
  • Snowshoeing and kick sledding (if weather permits)​​

On colder days, we will have some time indoors doing wooden crafts and investigating nature artifacts to warm up between outdoor excursion

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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

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Edible Wild Walk
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Date And Time Sat, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Tottenham Tract, Simcoe County Forest 6631 2nd Line New Tecumseth, about 1.5 km north of Highway 9, south of Tottenham New Tecumseth, Ontario

Karen Stephenson (www.ediblewildfood.com) will identify plants and describe their edible and medicinal values.

Karen is a certified Master Naturalist who has been a forager and wild food educator for many years. Cost: $20. Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.

Program Cost: $20. Payment on site. Cash only.

Pre-registration required, spaces are limited to ensure a high quality experience for all participants.


This event is being organized by the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network. Have questions about this event?