Nature-focused guided tours launching at three Brampton parks this weekend

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Published November 18, 2021 at 12:38 pm

Brampton residents will soon notice some additions to three local parks.

The Community Climate Council, a local youth-founded, not-for-profit environmental organization, is launching a new Ephemeral Education guided walk.

Each park will have a specific theme—Norton Park’s is “Nerd out in Nature,” Dorchester Park is “Bringing Back Nature,” and Fred Kline Park’s is “Tree Time.”

For two weeks per park, residents will be able to follow the guided walk and learn about the local plants and animals throughout the city.

“The goal is to connect residents with the land, develop a deeper sense of appreciation for the often overlooked urban wildlife, and inspire budding climate activists,” Jessica Smith, communications coordinator for Community Climate Council, said in an email.

The signs will be available in English and Hindi to reduce barriers for newcomers, and the names of the local plants and animals are also translated to Ojibwe.

The Community Climate Council is hosting a launch event at Norton Park on Sunday (November 21) at 1 p.m. during which the signs will be unveiled and attendees will be able to go on a self-guided tour.

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