Downsview event to put the spotlight on trees

October 18, 2016 by  

A free event is being offered to families in Downsview Park who want to learn more about the natural world around them.

Tree ID will teach those who participate how to use bark, shape, bud style, and other characteristics to determine what species a tree is, even during fall and winter when they have no leaves. They will also have a chance to learn more about trees in general, and the role they play in the ecology of their environment. Along with this, there will be games for the kids and an assortment of other activities as well.

Those who are interested in taking part are reminded that they should come dressed for the weather and, since the participants may be walking over rough ground, sturdy footwear should be worn and strollers are not appropriate. People are also asked to not bring their dogs or other pets, and anyone under 16 will need to be with their parent or other adult. Booklet printing can be used to produce informational materials for those who come out to an event like this to take home with them so they can continue to learn even after the day is over.

The activity will take place on November 27, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Discovery Centre at Downsview Park. It is free to take part, and further details about the afternoon can be found on its Eventbrite page.