Programs and Upcoming Presentations

All programs are designed to teach participants about nature and are fun, fascinating and engaging. Outdoors, we will encounter wild animals and plants in their natural homes. Some programs can be adapted to take place indoors; they include wildlife artefacts and activities along with some live animals, along with audio-visual presentations. Hover over “programs” on the main menu for a list of school and community programs.

Upcoming Public Events

Weird, Strange and Unusual Animals of Ontario

Saturday, February 12 2:30 – 3:30

Guelph Public Library Virtual Program (registration required – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/event/6114090

All of our wildlife is fascinating, but some are way out there! Join Dan the Nature Man to discover who swallows with their eyeballs, who pretends to be a cobra, who does the timberdoodle dance, who poops on their legs to cool off, and much more! As with all of his programs, Dan will give tips on where to see these amazing animals and behaviours. During this program, we’ll vote to decide which animal is Ontario’s weirdest! Please register with the library for this program.

Kids grade JK-6 and parents


Past Events

Animal Tracking!

Saturday January 22 1:00 – 2:00

Guelph Public Library Virtual Program (registration required – https://guelphpl.libnet.info/events?v=list)

Kids grade JK-6 and parents

Winter is the best time for animal tracking!  We'll check out tracks in the snow and other clues to what animals live around us, and learn about these amazing wildlife neighbours!  Each participant will receive an animal tracking scavenger hunt to do in their neighbourhood or on hikes.  JK to Grade 6 (please register with the library for this program.