Through our Kitchener Natural Areas Program (KNAP), we offer events and learning opportunities for people of all ages. We run these programs at Huron Natural Area and other spaces in Kitchener.

On this page:

  1. About the program
  2. Current programs
  3. Program cost
  4. Get email updates
  5. Tell us what you think

About the program

The Kitchener Natural Areas Program (KNAP) is an environmental program that promotes the stewardship of our natural spaces by:

  • engaging the community in environmental stewardship projects
  • educating people about our natural areas
  • creating opportunities for people to experience nature in the city

We offer this program through partnerships with:

  • Waterloo Region Nature Club
  • Waterloo Stewardship Council
  • Nature Connect
  • Humans in Nature

Current programs

Open the accordions below to find information about our upcoming programs.

March 9 - Mindful Movement in the Woods

Date: Saturday, March 9

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Age: 18+

Cost: free

Connect with nature during this meditative movement class where we practice amongst the evergreens and bird calls. Similar to tai chi, this type of movement helps support health and harmony of body and mind. The class will begin with a gentle walk to warm up the body and calm the mind before settling into our practice of connecting to, and moving with, the rhythms of nature and our own body and breath.

Meet by the picnic shelter located by the park main entrance. The instructor will provide participants with a sign-in sheet and waiver form to complete at the start of the program.

This program runs rain or snow or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected. Please dress for the weather and trail conditions. No pets please.

Note: There is no winter maintenance of trails. Be prepared for snowy/icy trail conditions.

No registration required.

March 11 - Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, March 11

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: online on Zoom

Age: 18+

Cost: free

Wind down your day with two guided meditations that draw on the elements of nature to help you ease into a state of peace and relaxation. This program is suitable for beginners.

This program is offered for free online through Zoom. Registration is required. 

Register online

March 19 - Spring Equinox Forest Bathing

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Huron Natural Area

Age: 18+

Cost: free

Celebrate the changing of the seasons on a forest bathing walk led by a certified Nature Therapy Guide. This will be a gentle and mindful stroll along the trails as we get to explore Huron Natural Area, observe the seasonal change, and absorb the benefits of being in nature.

Meet by the picnic shelter located by the park main entrance. The instructor will provide participants with a sign-in sheet and waiver form to complete at the start of the program.

This program runs rain or snow or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected. Please dress for the weather and trail conditions. No pets please.

Note: There is no winter maintenance of trails. Be prepared for snowy/icy trail conditions. 

No registration required.

Program cost

Most programs are free. If there is a fee, we will include it in the program description.


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