Citizen Science: Explore Your Trail

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Nort Johnson District Park

7800 Islington Avenue

Vaughan, ON L4L 1T1


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Join us for an outdoor adventure as we travel local trails, exploring the plants and animals in our community with a high-tech twist.

About this event

We will learn about one of the world's most popular citizen science nature app, iNaturalist. Following a brief tutorial, we will travel along the trail and share our observations with other enthusiasts while also recording them for scientists!

Customers are encouraged to download and install iNaturalist on their smartphone or tablet. A limited number of Tablets and Nature Backpacks will be available on-site for customers to checkout with their Vaughan Public Library card.

All ages are welcome! There will also be nature-themed activities available for younger children. Children are required to have adult supervision. To ensure the comfort and enjoyment of the program for all participants we kindly ask that pets stay at home or explore the park independently.

This program will take place outdoors (weather permitting), so wear comfortable shoes and appropriate outerwear. Don't forget to bring water! Groups will meet directly at the park.

Please register once per family.


Mackenzie Glen District Park (near Major Mackenzie Dr. & Jane St.), in partnership with Ontario Streams

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Marita Payne Park (near Steeles Ave. W & Dufferin St.) in partnership with TRCA

August 14, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Registration starts July 21

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will be joining us to speak about our local environment, endangered and invasive species and more! TRCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

Ontario Streams will be joining us to discuss local rivers and conservation work being done to protect them and will even test the water quality at the park! Ontario Streams is an environmental charity dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of streams and wetlands, through education and community involvement.

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