2013 Rouge Valley Eco Exploration Event - Jun08

  • Date
    From Sunday, 08 June, 2014 to Monday, 09 June, 2014
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 03:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer name
    Citizen Scientists and the Rouge Valley Foundation
    Organizer email
    events@rvcc.ca
    Organizer phone
    416-282-8265
  • Price
    Free
  • Website
  • Address
    Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
    1749 Meadowvale Road
    Toronto, ON

xplore the Rouge Valley and learn about the local ecosystem and its flora and fauna from wildlife experts including Citizen Scientists, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Royal Ontario Museum and others. Learn about our native fish, insects, plants, geology, amphibians and birds from the experts while taking a stroll through the beautiful Rouge Valley.

Take part in our Guided Interpretive Hikes, Henry’s Nature Photography Hikes, Kids Eco Station Challenge and enter your best photo into our Photo Contest sponsored by Henry’s. While you’re here, grab a bite to eat and stay a while to enjoy some great music performed live by Social Potion.

See below for full details or email your questions to events@rvcc.ca

DATE: Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2013

TIME: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road (north of Sheppard Ave. E.) in Scarborough

ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $10 per person.
All money donated goes towards the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre’s Educational Programs and Events, LivingRoom Interpretive Space, Native Interpretive Garden and Guided Nature Walks.

PARKING: TBC

TRAIL LENGTH: Approx. 4.3 km. Baby strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended. It will take approx. 2 hours to visit each Eco Station and hike the trails. Please wear appropriate footwear (hiking shoes or boots, running shoes; no open toed shoes or sandals). Bottle of water, hats, sunscreen and insect repellant are highly recommended.

GUIDED WALKS:

General Hikes:

Join one of our hike leaders as they visit each Eco Station on our route. Walks will leave the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. To participate in these hikes, please sign up by emailing your name, contact information and number of people in your party to events@rvcc.ca or sign up on the day of the event at the front desk.

HENRY’S Nature Photography Hikes:

Join Henry’s as they provide tips and tricks to taking the best nature photographs. With your $10 donation to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre you can join one of the hikes leaving from the Centre at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9. Also make sure to visit the Henry’s tent in front of the Rouge Valley Convention Centre and try out a variety of lenses that will take your nature photography to a whole new level. To participate in these hikes, please sign up on the day of the event at the Henry’s tent. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the hike start time.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Join us throughout the day for live performances by Social Potion (June 8 & 9).

FOOD:

Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be available for purchase from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm or until supplies runout. Soft drinks, cookies, fruit and veggies will also be available for purchase while supplies last.