Recordings and On Demand Learning

Many different organizations have recordings of presentations and meetings for on demand viewing

Nature in the City videos (Toronto PFR)

Nature in the City is a series of short videos on native plants and invasive species (Buckthorn) produced by Toronto Parks Forestry and Recreation staff. Also see additional Video list, Facebook and TorontoTrees Twitter

High Park: A Balancing Act (April 27, 2023) a one hour webinar with Jaclyn Scobie, Parks Program Officer, Urban Forestry, City of Toronto. There are many pressures on High Park to be available to everyone for all types of activities. Explore the natural environment ESA of High Park and the people who are helping to preserve it.

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation YouTube channel

Bird Calls: The Avian Orchestra-2023-05-11 with Emily Rondel

Seedy Saturday Recordings are available now.

Pollinator Partnership YouTube channel. This now includes the Stewardship Training series. Bee City YouTube channel 

Project Swallowtail YouTube Channel.

Recordings: Toronto's Winter Tree Identification: Bark Branches and Buds , Soil: The Foundation for Life , Fishes of Toronto: The Effects of the Surrounding Landscape on Fish Habitat

Live Green Toronto YouTube channel.

Toronto Field Naturalists have a YouTube channel. Recordings of lectures from November 2021 to present.

Toronto Public Library - see Our Fragile Planet and Environmentalist in Residence Programs. All programs are free of charge and a library card is not required. Recordings and Upcoming Programs

TRCA Online Resources (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)
Discover new e-Learning videos, activities, lesson plans, and more. These resources are designed to help families, teachers and their classes deepen their knowledge of nature, ecology, the environment and their place in it.

North American Native Plant Society YouTube video channel Website Speakers

Douglas Tallamy Oct 17 2021 Presentation and Resources

Weston Family Library Toronto Botanical Gardens. Canada’s largest private horticultural collection of books, magazines, a children’s collection, and two special collections. Now open for in-person visits and online browsing.

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is an incorporated, non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 with an office in Peterborough.  OIPC Webinars help to make the most important developments in invasive plant control available to stakeholders across Ontario. Recordings of past webinars are available here and on the OIPC YouTube Channel.

Butterflyway Webinar: Municipal bylaws
Lorraine Johnson has shared this link to her presentation on Oct 1, 2022 through the David Suzuki Foundation.

Discover Toronto's Ravines with Ellen Schwartzel, President Toronto Field Naturalists
How the ravines are changing over time, how they are responding to numerous pressures and how you can explore and help protect them.

Regulating the Sale of Invasive Plants 
Cathy Kavassalis' 7 part series for the Guelph Master Gardeners for the Canadian Coalition for Invasive Plant Regulation (

Why Native Plants Matter with Cathy Kavassalis, Master Gardener.
Some very attractive plants are invasive species that will gobble space in your yard and then move far beyond. Other exotic species may be less aggressive but do not support birds, bees or butterflies. Native, Nativar, Exotic, Invasive - What we choose can make a difference.

Park People YouTube channel. Includes  conference and program recordings.

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