Curators' Corner: Nature in the City
Over 6 million people live within the Greater Toronto Area, making it the most populated region of the country. However, we are not alone in the city! Many different species of plants and animals live in and around the city, ranging from the familiar raccoons and squirrels, to the less well-known, such as coyotes and possums. Toronto has a large diversity of nature to experience, right outside your door!
On August 31st, come join us at the museum for this Curators’ Corner and learn more about nature in the city! You’ll have an opportunity to talk to experts from nature and wildlife organizations including the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Nature, Rouge Park, and BIObus. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear some info about the upcoming BioBlitz on September 14th and 15th. The BioBlitz is 24 hour campout in Rouge Park focused on identifying and cataloguing as many of the different species of plants and animals within the park as possible. This is a great way to meet up with real scientists, get some experience about what biologists do “in the field”, and to have a great time outdoors experiencing the wonderful nature of Toronto!
If you’d like to find out more about the BioBlitz, or learn about the biodiversity of the city in general, then be sure to join us on Saturday, August 31st, in the Earth Rangers Studio at the ROM (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) !