Adult Programs

Exploring the Trees of Ontario

Deborah Metsger talking to program participants about trees in Ontario.

Note: Workshop is for an Adult Audience. This workshop is for participants ages 18+.

Exploring the Trees of Ontario 
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Explore our region’s trees and get to know the green canopy above us. With ROM’s new Field Guide to Trees of Ontario as the foundation, contributing authors Deborah Metsger and Sarah Hodges guide us on a journey of discovery through our botanical worlds – both urban and rural. The workshop includes a walk outdoors, where we’ll learn to use the guide as an important reference tool, identifying trees and examining how they interact with, and contribute to, the natural landscape.  Each participant will receive a personal copy of the new Field Guide as part of the registration fee.

Your Guides:

Deborah A. Metsger

Deborah Metsger, Assistant Curator of Botany in ROM’s Department of Natural History

Deborah A. Metsger is Assistant Curator of Botany in ROM’s Department of Natural History. She is acting Curator of the Green Plant Herbarium, and communicates all things botanical in ROM galleries, exhibitions, public programs, and popular publications. Her publications include Managing the Modern Herbarium, The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario, and Trees, Shrubs and Vines of Toronto, part of the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series.

Sarah H. Hodges

Sarah H. Hodges, contributing author to A Field Guide to Trees of Ontario.

Sarah H. Hodges is a contributing author to A Field Guide to Trees of Ontario.


Part of ROM’s series of bestselling field guides, A Field Guide to Trees of Ontario connects us to the oldest, tallest, and largest plants in Ontario’s flora, encouraging us to relate to the trees around us and respect the critical role they play in building and sustaining healthy ecosystems. It is an essential tool for every outdoor enthusiast, arborist, landscape architect, and amateur or professional biologist. Featuring more than 1,400 photographs and illustrations, the guide covers both naturally occurring and cultivated species as well as a comprehensive glossary of botanical terms, distribution maps, and images depicting distinctive characteristics of individual species.

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Date & Time

Event date: Saturday, August 10, 2024 1:00pm EDT

Registration starts: Monday, May 13, 2024 10:00am EDT


Royal Ontario Museum
Education Classroom
Level 1

Public: $105.00
ROM Members: $97.00

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