Welcome to Willow Park Ecology Centre—our award-winning outdoor education centre! We are located in the charming hamlet of Norval in Halton Hills, Ont. at the confluence of the Credit River and sparkling Silver Creek.
Our 5-acre outdoor ecology centre was transformed from a grassy trailer park into a scenic series of diverse ecosystems. It now provides a home to a growing number of native Ontario habitats, plants, and animals.
We’re open year-round to offer school and community programs and events that engage children, teens, and adult volunteers and learners.
Website UPDATING in progress for 2023 – thank you for your patience.
ANNOUNCING: Winter Fun, Family Day Event Feb 20, 1:00-3:00 pm. Register with our website Store Tab https://squareup.com/store/willow-park-ecology-centre/. Summer Camp registration opens Feb. 13. 2023.
Volunteer Days – Taking volunteers for Wed. from Feb 1-Mar 8 (1-3pm) to join with our Co-op students mentorship booking. And in the spring TBA. We need your help with event planning, promotions, fundraising – fill out our Volunteer Form, state your interests. Signup here: https://willowparkecologycentre.wordpress.com/volunteer-2/
Scouting fieldtrips, Volunteer group days, In-school or In-park programming Grades K – 9 booking 2022-2023:-
Let us know if you are interested by completing our Contact Form
Homeschool Program: 2023 register – store tab
Spring 2023 Program, March30-June 29, Thursdays (10:30-3:30 pm). Registration opens Feb. 13. https://squareup.com/store/willow-park-ecology-centre/ Child(ren) are engaged in activities to build relationships and to fully participate while learning and having fun outdoors! They will have fun learning science, literacy, art, nature care and more while experiencing the changes in the fall season, nature crafts and games. Each day we explore and investigate park features. “We look forward to having our son return next season, he learned so much” spring program’s parent.
AND Spring 2023 Kid’s Woodworking Workshop: Wednesdays and Sundays, May-June (12:30-3:30pm), registartion opens Feb 13. Over 8 sessions (May 7-June 28) participants (ages 10-14 yrs) will experience using simple tools to make wooden items to improve craftsmanship, woodworking skills and work ethic.Visit: https://squareup.com/store/willow-park-ecology-centre/store/register
Help Track Biodiversity in the Hungry Hollow Centre of Biodiversity.
Add your on-site observations to our community knowledge at: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/willow-park-ecology-centre
Thank you for adding to our knowledge of species richness in the ravine.
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