Information for Walk Leaders
Submitting a walk proposal
First arrange with the Outings Co-ordinator the time, place and subject of the outing you would like to lead.
TFN needs 6 weeks notice for a walk to appear in the newsletter.
How to have a successful walk
Print out the Walk Leader Checklist
(pdf) and bring it on your walk to remind you of what is expected from a leader.
Review our page of guidelines for leaders
which includes how to prepare and methods of handling challenging situations.
After your walk
Use the Comments section to highlight any aspects of the walk that were particularly exciting, interesting or disturbing. This is helpful in writing extracts for the newsletter.
Benefits for participants and how to achieve them
What leaders hope participants will learn from the outing:
- Gain an increased enjoyment of nature and heritage.
- Learn species names and identification.
- Become interested in bird behaviour, plant attributes, etc.
- Get knowledge of the areas, access points and routes.
- Become familiar with the terrain across Toronto and its ecology.
Leaders' suggestions for how to facilitate this:
- Introduce walkers to new places to enjoy nature.
- Promote a friendly atmosphere.
- Consider various knowledge levels.
- Encourage participation through the sharing of knowledge.
- Note and photograph interesting sights and environmental threats or damage.
- Point out special vistas.
- Reveal secret spots to see special sights.
- Ask people who know the area if they would like to lead a future outing.