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 & Past Events

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Nordic Pole Walking: Next Steps

Thursday, December 17th, 2020
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Schomberg, ON.
Exact address disclosed upon registration

By Registering for this walk, you will have already participated in an Introductory Nordic Pole Walking session with Shawn Nisbet (for the Intro Clinic, click here).

This outdoor low-impact fitness activity engages over 90% of your body’s muscles and has been proven to reduce stress on the hips and knees while walking. In addition, it has also been proven to reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health. Poles required, these can be purchased through the instructor.

You will be able to practice your Nordic Pole Walking skills on a private and quiet nature reserve owned and protected by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust.

***This course is only open for Adults and Seniors***

Photo by Nick Fewings

Nordic Pole Walking: Intro Clinic

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Schomberg, ON.
Exact address disclosed upon registration

Suitable for beginners and those wanting to refresh their knowledge.

Have you heard the buzz about Nordic Pole Walking? Whether you want to learn how to turn an ordinary walk into a full body workout or you are recovering from knee or hip surgery or perhaps you are an athlete wanting to cross train – all levels are welcome! Poles required, these can be purchased through the instructor.

This clinic is more instructional then exercise based therefore everyone will feel comfortable taking this clinic. The workshop takes place on a private and quiet nature reserve owned and protected by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust.

***This course is only open for Adults and Seniors***

Photo by Nick Fewings

Contrary to Popular Belief:
Dispelling myths & questionable nature “facts”

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Online, Zoom

Richard Aaron is back to explore what you thought you knew about nature!

What if some of the things you thought you knew about nature were just plain wrong? Come join us as we explore a diverse assortment of nature facts that “ain’t necessarily so”, whether these be folk beliefs passed down from previous generations, facts that have been disproven by contemporary research, or just things you naturally assumed. From porcupines to black flies to trilliums, this is a unique opportunity to update your nature knowledge.

Photo by Nick Fewings

Biomimicry: How Nature Can Inspire Innovation & Invention

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Online, Zoom

Join nature expert, Richard Aaron, in exploring the links between technology and the nature that inspired it.

Biomimicry, from the Greek words bios (life) and mimesis (imitation), is a recent discipline that strives to solve problems by looking to the natural world for solutions. Discover how 3.8 billion years of “research & development” is inspiring engineers, scientists, architects and others to develop everything from gecko-like adhesive tape to “echolocating” canes for the blind.

Vitamin N – Nature Webinar

November 12th or 17th, 2020
Online, Zoom

Nature is good for you! Discover the benefits of spending time in nature and safe ways to enjoy this awesome ‘vitamin’. This webinar includes a live presentation followed by a  dose of ‘Vitamin N’ by way of a virtual visit to the forest.

This webinar is geared towards adults, retirees, and those looking for inspiration to get outdoors!

We have made this webinar available on two different dates, click below to register for the date and time you prefer:

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.

Watch Our Past Webinars!

 

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/