Workshops & Events

Mini-Bioblitz & BIOlympics Schedule 2022


BiOlympic Mini-BioBlitz: Birds, Benthics and Blooms

May 28, 2022 | 8am-10am | 10am-12pm | 12pm-2pm | Whitchurch-Stouffville

Come out to explore forests, rivers and fields and to learn to identify different species. No experience? No problem! You’ll be teamed up with local experts to identify every bird, bloom, and benthic that you come across.

BiOlympics: Battle of the Birders!

June 11-25, 2022 | At-home Challenge | Virtual submissions

The second annual Battle of the Birders All-Star Challenge is back!

The Battle of the Birders is back!
Join your favourite birder team as they fight the wilds of the Moraine looking for Warblers, Bobolinks, Pewees, Sapsuckers and more! Pick your team, then add your own observations from home, or your local greenspace, and help boost the score for the ultimate Birder All Star Team!
Each virtual member of the winning team will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Wild Birds Unlimited- Newmarket, Ontario

BiOylmpic Mini-Bioblitz: Bats, Owls, and Moths

June 25, 2022 | 9:30pm-10:30pm | 10:30pm- 12:00am |Schomberg, ON.

For you night hawks….come out to explore bats, owls and moths on our private Nature Reserve in Schomberg, ON for a rare look at night-life on the Moraine. You’ll get exclusive access to this ecologically significant private Nature Reserve where there’s always something cool to discover, especially at night!

BiOlympic Mini-Bioblitz: Cross Country Challenge

July 24, 2022 | 10 am – 12 pm | Private Nature Reserves across the Oak Ridges Moraine

Help the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust collect valuable species information during this fast-paced competition! Volunteers and experts will be teamed up in small groups to try and identify all the living things on the properties. Choose one of our three properties to attend!

BiOlympic Mini-BioBlitz: Dragonflies and Damselflies Biathlon

Aug 13, 2022 | 10 am – 1 pm | Schomberg Private Nature Reserves

What’s the difference between dragonflies and damselflies? How many species are there? What do they do and how are they important? If you didn’t think there was much to learn about these unique looking insects, come out and learn otherwise!

BiOlympic Mini-Bioblitz: Artistic Shooting

Sep 10, 2022 | 12 pm – 6 pm | Schomberg Private Nature Reserve

You don’t have to be an expert, or own expensive equipment to join this event. All you need is your cellphone camera, and an affinity for the great outdoors!

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is committed to implementing safety measures that will serve to assist community recovery. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to keep everyone safe.  To best protect our participants, volunteers, and staff, everyone on-site aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (at least 14 days prior to the event).

Entry into any in-person event/activity will require: 

2) An Electronic copy of Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt indicating the individual has received 2 doses of acceptable vaccines, OR

3) The COVID QR Code provided by the Ontario Government, OR

4) Proof of exemption, AND

Missed a webinar? Check out our webinars on demand page for recorded webinars.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making these events possible!