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Yellow-Banded Bumblebee on Joe-Pie Weed- Grundy Lake PP

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

I started SUMAC after years of working and directing various nature camps, as well as a few years with Parks Ontario at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.  Our world is inspiring and incredible, yet day by day it is disappearing around us. More and more people are seeing that we need to protect our planet, our home. But this takes love, knowledge and learning.

"We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know,

and we cannot know what we do not see. Or hear. Or sense."

~Richard Louv

It is very apparent in today's world that we need to CONNECT with the world around us. That is what I hope to do. Connect people from my community with the greater part of theirs, the natural world.

*I have recently relocated from North York to Kingston, and am in the process of updating my site accordingly.*

North York, SUMAC North, naturalist programming

I am an enthusiastic individual passionate about sharing the intricacies of nature and the connections we all share.

After graduating Trent with an honours in Biology, I spent a few years as a naturalist with Parks Ontario. Here I cultivated my knowledge of our beautiful province, and was able to share with visitors my enthusiasm and knowledge.

I moved back to southern Ontario to be closer to my family. After 9 years of working in the outdoor/natural education field however, I quickly found myself missing educating and reaching out to people about nature, thus the beginning of SUMAC North.

Currently I am pursuing my BEd at Queen's University and for the time being my hikes are on hold while I focus on my studies.


I still have lots of information on my site for educators or anyone interested in the outdoors that I intend to continue adding to!

Emily Wright

B.S. Biology from Trent University

  • Training with NAI

  • HIGH FIVE Certification in Healthy Minds for Healthy Children and Certification in Principles for Healthy Child Development-C

  • First Aid & CPR/AED Level C certified

  • Ontario Benthic Bio-monitoring Network Certified

About Me

About Me

Walk in the Wild


Search the skies for Red-tailed hawks, or even a Peregrine Falcon! Stoop low to glimpse the delicate bloom of a Mayflower.

Join me for a hike/workshop and explore all the wonderful nature Toronto parks have to offer!



Looking for a good nature book for children?

Searching everywhere online for a FREE (virtual) field guide? In addition to free ID sheets and coloring pages I make myself,

I've compiled some helpful, user friendly resources for jumping into the natural world! Find out more by clicking the link below!

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