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 New Discoveries in Bird Migration (Dr. Bridget Stutchbury), The Secret Lives and Superpowers of Spiders (Catherine Scott), Toronto’s Water, Energy and Waste Systems (Mariko Uda), and Salamander-Eating Pitcher Plants (Patrick Moldowan).

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 access Zoom links for upcoming talks on the “For Members” web page, where recordings of past lectures are also available.

Pre-pandemic, TFN lectures were held in Emmanuel College or Northrop Frye Hall on the University of Toronto campus (Victoria College), but our Zoom format will continue at least through May 2022.

Our next free lecture will be in September - it's just too beautiful out to sit inside when we all could be spending time in nature!

Upcoming Lectures

Sept 11, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Urban Bees and Biodiversity
Scott MacIvor; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto