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Your 2021 Passport to Nature program is here!

This is your guide to adventure in the region. You can take part in online webinars, download an activity for your family, or possibility take part in an in person event (depending on guidelines). Our thanks to the Committee, volunteer leaders and sponsors for helping make this all possible!

HOW TO REGISTER USING EVENT CALENDAR:
In the Calendar below, you can scroll through the months using the < > arrows and then click on the event name. The event listing will expand and then click on MORE, and there is a registration link included in the body of the event description. The link will take you to Eventbrite, where you can register! For tentative in person events, registration opens 2 months in advance. Downloadable activities are available all year long.

 

update: The Virtual Book Club on June 18th at 2:00pm with Jessica J. Lee has been cancelled

Event Calendar

october, 2021

16apr01novPassport to Nature Kids' Activity: Tree ID

16apr01novPassport to Nature Kids' Activity: Nature Detective

03oct1:00 pmPassport to Nature: Fungi Photography

17oct10:00 amPassport to Nature: Hike at Taylor Nature Reserve

Passport to Nature Organizing Committee

Thank you to the wonderful people who have dedicated countless hours to making the Passport to Nature a success: Kathy Hunt, Karen Fox, Janet Machan, Jane Ball, Jamie Ross, Joelle Burnie, Tanya Clark and Tom Wilson. A special thank you to Judy-Mitchell Wilson, Nancy Chong, Ginny Moore, Joan Berndt, Sue Deadman and Stefanie Moy-Shuster as well.

Make sure you are receiving our monthly e-newsletter and/or following us on social media for updates. Linked at the bottom of this page.

For your information:

  • Registration and sign-up is required for all events and activities
    • Once you register for a webinar, you will be emailed a link for Zoom, which you can click at the specific date and time. There is an event reminder email as well.
    • Registration for online webinars is available now. There is a maximum of 100 log ins on Zoom. If you need to cancel, please do so through Eventbrite or by emailing Joelle Burnie, engage@couchconservancy.ca.
    • Registration for tentative in person events are open closer to the event date. The specific date that registration opens is available through the Eventbrite registration page.
  • There will be a printed booklet, available early May.
  • There are some in person events planned for late summer and afterwards - we are monitoring the pandemic guidelines and will adapt the plans if need be.
  • These events are free to take part in thanks to our sponsors - please support them if you are able
  • There are some fundraising events organized by other businesses in support of the Conservancy featured in the program as well
  • Online webinars will be recorded and sent to participants who registered for the event*

Our thanks to the volunteers who coordinate the program, to the people who guide events and to the businesses who sponsor these events!

Click here to access webinar recordings

Passport to Nature Booklet

There will be a printed booklet again this year! Enclosed in this booklet is information on events, the Nature Reserves, ways to get involved and the wonderful sponsors.

All of this information is also available on this page.

The printed booklet will be available early May. We will update this page with locations for pick up. A reminder that our office is not open to the public at this time.

 

Download the *low resolution* version of the booket

Download the *high resolution* version of the booklet
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2021 Sponsors who made the program possible!

Silver Sponsor
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Bronze Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Event Partners
Thank You!

All the businesses featured support The Couchiching Conservancy. Please support them in return during these challenging times.

  • The Villager
  • Wagg's
  • Pioneer Handcraft
  • Walker Industries
  • Al Langman Construction
  • Lakehead University
  • Sustainable Orillia
  • John Mayo BMO – Nesbitt Burns
  • Orillia Power

2020 Webinar Recordings

To view the full playlist of all webinars, look at the top right of the video below and click the button that looks like a list.


Find us on YouTube

PASSPORT TO NATURE CANADA

Passports to Nature in Canada is your invitation to experience the marvels of our natural world in communities across Canada.  Each passport describes guided events that are open to all and often free. Where in nature will you travel this year?

A special thank you to The Gosling Foundation for inspiring environmental organizations and supporting engagement.

Pelee Buzz: http://peleebuzz.eventbrite.ca  

Pelee Island (Lake Erie), Ontario ~ March 22 to mid-December

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory: www.peptbo.ca/nature-matters.php

Prince Edward County, Ontario ~ April 20 to October 31, 2019

Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: www.LandConservancyKFLA.org

Frontenac and L & A counties south of Highway 7 ~ April 2019 to February 2020

rare Charitable Research Reserve: www.raresites.org

Waterloo Region/Wellington, Ontario ~ April to November, 2019

Thames Talbot Land Trust: www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca/passport_to_nature

London Ontario and adjoining counties~ April 2019 to February 2020

Wellington Water Watchers ~ 2Rivers Festival: https://www.2riversfestival.org/

Guelph, Ontario ~ May and June 2019

Long Point Basin Land Trust: www.longpointlandtrust.ca

Treks, Tracts and Trees: Explore the Outdoors

Norfolk County, Ontario ~ May to October 2019

Nature Trust of New Brunswickhttp://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/

The Land Conservancy of British Columbia: http://conservancy.bc.ca/2019/02/passport-to-nature/