Lectures

Each year TFN offers its members eight free Zoom talks by noted experts, exploring everything from nature in the city to global environmental issues. Recent lectures have included Climate Change and Toronto’s Nature, Toronto’s Ravine Strategy, and Wetland Restoration And Management In Canada’s Largest City: 30 Years Of Lessons Learned And Adaptive Management. For more recordings of our past lectures please visit our lectures playlist on YouTube.

Talks are presented Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm, from September to May with audience discussion time. Visitors are always welcome and no admission fee is charged. Members can also access Zoom links for upcoming talks on the “For Members” web page, where recordings of past lectures are also available.

Details for our next free lecture will be in posted soon

Upcoming Lectures

Sept 8, 2024 at 2:30 pm (Zoom only)Climate Action: What We Can Do At Home

Toronto is experiencing weather that is hotter, wetter, and wilder, and these conditions are expected to worsen. For instance, the average number of days with temperatures above 30° C has already increased from 8 in the 1950s to 18 per year today. (City Council report, March 13, 2024) Following last April’s expert panel on climate and nature, this second panel will address how individual Toronto households can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing natural gas usage (especially with heat pumps), and adapt to warmer weather by planting gardens and engaging in urban forest stewardship. Panelists will include Abraham Wairisal, Senior Energy Consultant, City of Toronto, and Janet McKay, Executive Director, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests).

Oct 6, 2024 at 2:30 pm (Zoom only)The Don Mouth, Renaturalized.

Ken Dion, Waterfront Toronto