Workshops & Events

Here you can find all of our upcoming nature events, workshops, and webinars on and near the Oak Ridges Moraine. You won’t want to miss them!

 WELCOME BACK!

Your health and safety is important to us. The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust has changed how we are delivering our events based on social distancing guidelines, mask recommendations and suggested cleaning practices. While we have taken steps to prevent the spread, we would like to also emphasize the importance of your actions in protecting yourself, loved ones, and those most vulnerable in our community. We thank you for your ongoing support and safe participation.

We ask each participant to review the ORMLT COVID-19 Event Protocol here.

If you still have questions about how we are adapting to the COVID-19 situation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

All-Star Bioblitz: Battle of the Birders 

Community Challenge| June 6 – June 12 | Anywhere

Introducing the first ever Battle of the Birders!
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 Stars!

 

How Does it Work?

Our All-Star Birders will head to our private, protected properties to find as many birds as they can. When you join a team, you can contribute to their win by tallying up how many birds you find in your backyard or local greenspace!

Click here to meet the teams!

Next, visit our Facebook event page to find and join your Team’s Page

 

Bioblitz All-Star Challenges!

Coming this June and July 

Our Bioblitz All-Stars all want the top-spot for top birder, moth”er” or general naturalist, but our experts need your help! Pick your favourite team to cheer for and contribute to your team’s overall score!  Pick your team, then add your own observations from home, or your local greenspace, and help boost the score for the ultimate Bioblitz All Star!

We’ll let you know once our teams captains are chosen for the:

Battle of the Birders | June 5-12

Habitat Heroes | June 27

Moth Mania | July 17

Think you have what it takes to compete as an “All-Star”? We are currently “auditioning” for fun, nature experts to take part in our All-Star Challenges.  We have a full roster for the Battle for the Birders, but we are looking for fun, experts in moths, or general ecology. Email outreach@oakridgesmoraine.org for information. 

Spring Mini-Bioblitz

BioBlitz| POSTPONED 

Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
(exact address will be sent prior to the event)

Birds, plants, and insects – oh my, it’s time to Blitz!

Our Mini-Bioblitzes give participants a chance to learn more about species on the Moraine and learn how to submit your observations for science. You will help to contribute to valuable Citizen Science!  Our experts will help you identify birds, plants, spiders, and all kinds of other species!

Each 2-hour walk will focus on a different topic, with an expert lead to teach you about the species you find. Sign up for the bird, spring plants, spider, or general ecology walk – or sign up for all of them! Guided walks will be in small groups throughout the day, with COVID safety measures in place.  

Track In Field Outdoor Activity
Ongoing – Download our Activity Sheet!

Be part of this community citizen science project using the mobile app iNaturalist! Keep up to date with our progress by following us on Facebook and/or Instagram! Contact us to learn how to use phone apps to get the best experience!

The Great Backyard BiOlympics – Speed Scavenger Hunt

Downloadable Scavenger Hunt!

How many items can you “collect” in one hour? Earn points for nature and earth friendly objects in your home and yards.

Don’t forget that you can watch our past webinars on demand!

Click here to explore our library of presentations.

 

Have an idea for a nature event or want us to present to your group?
We’d be happy to talk with you!

 

You can contact the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org or

905 853 3171 x 30 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM.

This work would not be possible without the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our many other funders

Ontario Trillium Foundation
York Region
York Region
TD Friends of the Environment

iNaturalist at Blitzing the Moraine Events

iNaturalist is a smartphone app which lets you become a citizen scientist – at home and at our events. Take pictures of organisms, post them to iNat, and learn more about the species that surround us. Get started by visiting: https://www.inaturalist.ca/