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Humber Arboretum Workshops For Students

The Humber Arboretum offers numerous free workshops and educational experiences throughout the year related to ecology, gardening, and sustainability. 

Participating in as few as two CCR Certified events can earn students an activity listing on their Co-Curricular Record:

Level One Learner

Attend at least two (2) Humber Arboretum workshops or public events which have been designated as CCR eligible.

But why stop at Level One?

Specialized Learner: Gardening

Attend at least four (4) Humber Arboretum events that have been designated as eligible for the CCR Gardening Specialty. Options could include gardening workshops facilitated by the Etobicoke Master Gardeners, one-off lunch and learns on gardening for the environment, or planting events.

Specialized Learner: Nature and Ecology

Attend at least four (4) Humber Arboretum events that have been designated as eligible for the CCR Nature and Ecology Specialty. Options could include birding and citizen science workshops held in association with Bird Studies Canada, conservation events run by the TRCA, hands-on workshops removing invasive species, or other activities.

How It Works

  • Watch the Event Calendar on the Humber Arboretum website. Check individual event listings to see if they are eligible to count toward a Humber Arboretum Learner CCR (the event page will have the CCR certified logo).
  • You are responsible for registering for the events in advance (if applicable).
  • When you arrive, check in on the regular registration with other attendees (if applicable).
  • Learn and enjoy!
  • At the end of the event you must sign out with Arboretum staff on the CCR Learner’s sheet and indicate to which category(ies) you are applying the workshop. Eligible events may be counted toward both a Level One designation and ONE Specialty designation, but not both specialties.

After you have participated in the required number of learning activities, you can apply to have your experience validated through the CCR portal.