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. COVID-19 updates
  2. About the program
  3. Current programs
  4. Program cost
  5. Get email updates

COVID-19 updates

Many City of Kitchener indoor and outdoor facilities are beginning to open for limited public use

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


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 learn about our upcoming programs.

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, October 18

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

Location: online on Zoom

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

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, November 15

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

Location: online on Zoom

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

Guided Nature Meditation (online)

Date: Monday, December 13

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

Location: online on Zoom

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

Winter Solstice Forest Bathing

Date: Tuesday, December 21

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

Location: Huron Natural Area

Cost: free

Note: This is an in-person workshop. Please see important information below about physical distancing and screening for COVID-19.

Registration is required.

Register on ActiveNet

Celebrate the changing of the seasons on a forest bathing walk led by a certified Nature Therapy Guide. The roots of this program stem from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, also known as “forest bathing”. This will be a gentle and mindful walk where we get to explore Huron Natural Area and observe the seasonal changes. 

This program runs rain (or snow) or shine but will be cancelled or re-scheduled if severe weather is expected.

The instructor will provide participants with additional information via email closer to the event date.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Program participants will be asked to screen for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure risk. Program participants will also be asked to follow safety precautions, such as physical distancing, for the duration of the program. Additional information will be provided via email to registered participants.

Program cost

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


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