Nature’s Classroom programs are offered in one of the 18 York Regional Forest tracts. Each session includes a guided forest walk. 
Programs are 1.5 to 2 hours in length and are available for ages 4 and up. 

Eligible group size: Minimum of 10 to a maximum of 25 participants (including adult supervisors)

Forest education staff will help identify the tract best suited for the group and program. To view a map of the forest tracts please visit york.ca/yrf

The York Regional Forest totals 2,300 hectares and has more than 120 kilometers of trail for public use. York Regional Forest trails are used by hikers, dog-walkers, horseback riders, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. Trails vary from wide and even sand or dirt paths to uneven, woody and debris covered foot trails.

Personal information collected in this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act in order to process registrations for the Nature’s Classroom Program. Confirmation emails or phone calls will be returned to the individual who registered for this event. In the event of any changes or cancellations to the Nature’s Classroom program, individuals will be contacted through the registered contact information. If you have any questions about the collection of this information please contact Access York at 1-877-464-9675 or by mail at The Regional Municipality of York, Natural Heritage and Forestry, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 6Z1
 

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* 1. Name of Group

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* 2. Group Leader Name(s)

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* 3. Group Leader's Phone Number

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* 4. Email Address

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* 5. Fax

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* 6. What Municipality is your group based out of?

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS:

Canada’s First Living Building: Inside and Out - Explore Canada’s first ‘living building’ - the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre - to discover the features of its sustainable design. Enjoy a guided walk to experience the history of the surrounding forest while learning how it supports a healthy community.  Offered year-round. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Nature by Snowshoe - Explore the forest on snowshoes and learn about their origin and cultural significance. This program requires snow.  Offered December to March, weather permitting. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Nature Watch – Do you want to be a citizen scientist? On this walk, you will explore the forest and learn how to report your discoveries. Help local conservation and science efforts by observing plants and animals and sharing data through online applications, while learning more about the nature around you. Offered year-round. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Nighttime Wonders – When the sun goes down – you should go exploring! Use your senses to smell, hear and see the forest at night. Offered October through to April. Recommended for all ages.

Wild about Wildlife - Wildlife lovers - this is the walk for you! Learn about the animals that live in the forest and how to know if they’re around. Engaging stories and forest folklore make this guided walk even more awesome! Offered year-round. Recommended for all ages.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS (16+) AND SENIORS (55+):

Forest Stroll – ‘Easy does it’ is the theme of this stroll. This leisurely walk will take place on the accessible trail and is ideal for people with limited mobility or those who want to walk at a slow pace while taking in the many views offered by the forest. Offered year-round.

Getting Active in the Forest – Fitness buff…or not – this is a fun way to get active outdoors! Breathe in the sights and smells of the forest as you get your heart rate up with this low to medium impact walk. Offered year-round. 

Vitamin N – Nature is good for you! Join us to discover more about the benefits of spending time in nature and ways to enjoy this awesome ‘vitamin’.  The program includes an indoor presentation followed by a dose of ‘Vitamin N’ by way of an interpretive walk through the forest. Offered year-round.
Please select a Nature's Classroom program for your group:

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* 9. Other: Please specify your customized program request below (this can include badge requirements for youth groups):

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* 10. Does your group have insurance coverage?
Please note: Please note: insurance is not required to participate in this program. In the event that your group does not have insurance, waiver forms will be provided for your group to sign and return.

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* 11. Please select your first choice preferred date & time

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* 12. Please select your second choice preferred date & time

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* 13. Please select your third choice preferred date & time

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NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Please note: the total number of participants must be between 10 and 25 persons.  If this is a youth group, please ensure the total number of participants including adult supervisors, is 25.
To ensure quality programming and a safe experience York Region requires adult to child ratios as follows:
Kindergarten 1 adult: 5 children
Primary 1 adult: 8 children
Junior 1 adult: 10 children
Intermediate 1 adult: 13 children
Senior 1 adult: 15 children
Beavers, Sparks 1 adult: 8 children
Cubs, Brownies 1 adult: 8 children
Scouts, Guides 1 adult: 8 children

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* 14. Total number of participants including adult supervisors is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25.

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* 15. What age group should the program be targeted to?

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* 16. What is your group’s preferred language?

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* 17. Do you require any accommodation due to disability?

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* 18. Will your group be bringing any assistive devices? If yes, please indicate the type of assistive device(s) and how many of each device is expected.

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* 19. Additional Comments (Scout/Guide badge requirements, special needs, behaviour, health concerns, accessibility needs, etc.)

IMPORTANT - Please press the 'DONE' button to complete your registration

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