The Carolinian Forest Festival would not be a success without the dedication and commitment of the Organizing Committee to help plan the Festival.

The Organizing Committee consists of a diverse group of individuals and organizations,including:

  • Bird Studies Canada
  • Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
  • Committed Community Volunteers
  • Jaffa Environmental Education Centre
  • Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
  • London District Catholic School Board
  • Long Point Region Conservation Authority
  • St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Volunteers Needed

The Carolinian Forest Festival is a community initiative and requires over 70 volunteers each day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Betsy McClure,
Festival Coordinator
519-631-1270 x229


“It was great to investigate what is in our own backyard” – Teacher, Scott Street Public School

“I liked learning how carbon affects the environment.  I liked playing the trivia game.  I liked the fresh air.  I liked learning about seeds.  I liked learning about the web of life.” – Student, Northdale Central Public School

“I loved the view and all the hiking” – Student, Northdale Central Public School