A photo of two people walking in the woods in the fall. The camera is focused on a branch in the foreground so the two figures are blurred in the distance.

October Outdoors

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees. -Henry David Thoreau

In autumn our thoughts may turn to warm fires and hot cocoa, but think how much more enjoyable those are after a day in the great outdoors! Join us in October for a suite of programs that focus on the great outdoors - both celebrating and being out in it!

Participants in any of the programs will automatically be entered to win a 2022 Season Pass to Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Parks!

To register, contact Robyn at rgodfrey@stratford.ca or 519-271-0220 x132.

Shoring up Lake Victoria's Shores: A River Walk with Craig Merkley

Saturday, October 23, 2:00pm - Lake Victoria | Join Craig Merkley, Conservation Services Specialist, in a walk around the river as he points out the work he and others are doing to shore up its shores, re-introduce habitats for fish and birds, and how the health of the lake affects the health of all of us! Click here for full details.

Canadian Wildlife BIG & Small

Saturday, October 30, 10:00am - Zoom | Let Jason George take you on a trip around North America with some of his best wildlife photos and tales. As we travel together, he'll share his experiences with different animals--from bugs, frogs and snakes to red fox (not so red) and majestic moose and also some tips and tricks about how to capture them with your camera. Click here for full details.

The Hidden Beauty of Fall Gardens

Saturday, October 30, 11:00am - Churchill Circle | A garden’s colour may fade in the autumn, but there is hidden beauty therein! Join Don Farwell, Master Gardener on a tour of the Churchill Circle Public Garden and discover its sublime nature in late fall. Click here for full details.

Magic of the Night Sky

Saturday, October 30, 1:30pm - Zoom | Join photographer David T. Chapman as he offers an in-depth look at the night sky. Everything from beautiful northern lights and shooting stars, to the intense activity of thunderstorms -- see not only incredible displays of lightning but also the developing structure and movement of the clouds above. Click here for full details.

October Outdoors Challenge on Beanstack

Ongoing in October - Self-Directed | This October SPL is going Outdoors, even online! Enjoy this suite of self-directed activities and reading lists all about autumnal amusements, available only through Beanstack. Click here for full details.

Wonder Passes

Ongoing | Check out passes for Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Parks (until October 17) or Ontario Parks (until December 31) and experience the beauty of the great outdoors! Click here for full details.

Event Sponsor

Thanks to our partner Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.