Thursday, March 26, 2015

HUMBER ARBORETUM READY TO START BOOKING SCHOOL PROGRAMMES IN SAM SMITH - SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE



Spring is in the air and what better time to bring new and exciting news about another funding opportunity with the Humber Arboretum.
The Weston Family Parks Challenge is supporting the Humber Arboretum’s Colonel Sam Smith Park Improvements and Programs project. This project brings together diverse partners such as, the City of Toronto, Friends of Sam Smith Park and Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront, to improve wetland habitat and create a new outdoor classroom. Environmental programs and stewardship opportunities will connect youth and community members to nature by raising awareness of the importance of providing and maintaining natural areas for birds and other wildlife. 
As part of this incredible grant we are now able to offer a $4.00 subsidy off our regular full day program price for local schools or schools in need of financial assistance. Meaning, we are offering a full day of outdoor education on the shores of Lake Ontario in the amazingly diverse Colonel Samuel Smith Park for only $8.50 per student!
School groups will be hosted in Humber College’s architecturally beautiful “cottages” located on the East side of the Lakeshore Campus in the “H” building.

Want to start the booking process online? Visit http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca/sites/pages/programs.html to check out a list of programs the Humber Arboretum offers including ones offered at our Lakeshore location (Colonel Samuel Smith Park) in May and June.  Ready to register your class?  Click on the following link http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca/sites/pages/school-reg.html to start the process.

If you would like more information please contact us by e-mail at arboretum@humber.ca or call us at 416-675-5009.  Please don’t hesitate to pass this information along to any teachers in your school that may be interested as funding may go fast!

Thank you
Humber Arboretum Team

The Weston Family Parks Challenge is an initiative of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation


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