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Kids in the Biosphere: Forest Art

Humphrey Nature Trails 115 ON-141, Humphrey, Ontario

Join us to create art in the forest and explore patterns in nature! Ages 6-12, register by donation. Space is limited! Click here to register! 

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The 13 Moons (Webinar)

The Georgian Bay Biosphere welcomes back Waabkaniikwe for a cultural learning experience about the 13 Moons. Within Nishinaabe belief, there are 13 moons that are honoured. Each moon offers a time to reflect, look forward and guide our life. There will be an optional follow up discussion for participants to reflect on this learning on

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Kids in the Biosphere: Christmas Bird Count

Stockey Centre 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

The Parry Sound Nature Club and Kids in the Biosphere are coming together for this year's Kids Christmas Bird Count!   Families are welcome to join this fun winter bird-watching event, no experience necessary. Together we'll learn about local birds, spot some feathered friends, and be citizen scientists!   We will meet at 2 Bay Street,

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Winter Photo Prowl: Beginners Edition (Biosphere Walk)

Rose Point Trail - Glenn Burney Rd Access Glenn Burney Road, Seguin, Ontario

Join Biosphere staff on a guided hike to learn simple tips and tricks for winter photography. No experience is required! Bring any type of camera (including phones) and leave with great photos and new skills!    Click here to register! 

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From Fireplaces to Pancakes: ASHMuskoka (Webinar)

Central Ontario forests, including much of the Georgian Bay shoreline, suffer a legacy of widespread calcium decline. The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed launched a community-based project to collect calcium-rich fireplace and woodstove ashes from 100s of Muskoka residents. The project will explore the benefits of ash additions to restore soil and forest health. Join

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Kids in the Biosphere PD Day

Parry Sound Forest School 1 College Drive, Parry Sound, Ontario

We're teaming up with Parry Sound Forest School!  Space is limited, register today: www.psforestschool.com

Lake Sturgeon (Name) Knowledge Sharing Workshop

Join Shawanaga First Nation and the Georgian Bay Biosphere for one OR both days of a lake sturgeon (name) knowledge sharing workshop. Hear presentations on lake sturgeon (name) research and provide input on challenges and opportunities facing lake sturgeon (name) populations in eastern Georgian Bay. Register for the workshop HERE.

Free

Biosphere Walk: Ziigwaan Syrup Stroll

Humphrey Nature Trails 115 ON-141, Humphrey, Ontario

Join GBAY and GBB at Humphrey Nature Trails to learn about how different tree species transition into spring (ziigwaan), and the sweet syrup that it can bring!   Register for this walk here! 

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Life on the Bay Virtual Stewardship Party

The Georgian Bay Biosphere is launching the second edition of the Life on the Bay Stewardship Guide! Join this virtual stewardship party to celebrate with us and enjoy a line up of speakers on key stewardship topics. Register here 1. Shorelines & Native Plants - Julia Sutton, Sweetfern Consulting A naturalized shoreline is a strong

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Rock What You’ve Got: Tackling Food Waste

This is the first webinar in the Tackling Food Waste mini-series. Food waste is expensive, gross, and contributes to greenhouse gases. Join us to learn more about preventing waste with some simple actions you can take at home.  Complementary Food Waste guides are also available! For a paperless version or sneak peak, check out Rock What

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Backyard Composting: Do the Rot Thing

This is the final webinar in the Tackling Food Waste mini-series. Food waste is expensive, gross, and contributes to greenhouse gases. Join us to learn more about preventing waste with some simple actions you can take at home. Complementary Food Waste guides are also available! For a paperless version or sneak peak, check out Rock What

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Biosphere Walk: Let’s Talk Climate

Stockey Centre 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Just in time for Earth Week, join Biosphere staff as we walk and talk about climate change in the Parry Sound area and what you can do to help! Meet us at the Stockey Centre on April 24th for a climate-conscious walk down the Fitness Trail

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Advanced Septic Systems – What, How, and When? (Webinar)

Advanced septic systems, sometimes referred to as a tertiary treatment system, can require less space than conventional septic systems and may work in instances where shallow soils or other landscape features pose challenges to design. In this webinar, we're joined by septic system designer Caroline Newby as she shares the differences between the systems, how

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Biosphere Walk: Spring Bird Hike

Balsam Trail 1 Balsam Road, McKellar, Ontario

Join GBB's Conservation Biologist, Tianna Burke, to look and listen for spring birds as we walk the trail! We hope to see a variety of sparrows, finches, warblers, flycatchers, and more! Bring your binoculars! Register here! 

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Pollinator Patch Planting

Two dates available: Sat. June 11th 9:00am - 12:00pm At the Port Severn Library Fri. June 24th 9:00am - 12:00pm At the Honey Harbour Park Landing Volunteers needed! Please drop by to help plant. Gloves & tools provided. Rain or shine. Made possible by funds raised at the Honey Bee Festival!

Whitestone Community Bioblitz

Nesbitt Trail Clear Lake Road, Ardbeg, Ontario

A Bioblitz brings people together to discover local plants and animals, and record their findings!  This event is broken into two groups:  3:30pm Trees & Wildflowers  4:30pm Reptiles & Birds  Register through the Municipality of Whitestone, 705.389.2466.  Recommended for ages 10+

Introduction to Beekeeping

Biosphere Office 125 William Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

In this one day workshop participants will learn the benefit of honeybees, basic bee biology, how to get started in beekeeping, common pests and diseases, and how to harvest honey. All levels of experience are welcome. An examination of an active beehive will be dependent on availability and weather. Register here!

$50

Wetland Plant Prowl

Rose Point Trail - Glenn Burney Rd Access Glenn Burney Road, Seguin, Ontario

You can't miss the unique display of plants that wetlands hold! Join Dan and the Biosphere crew to discover some of these special varieties that like wet feet. From medicinal plants, to sedges, to carnivorous plants, we won’t leave a leaf unturned! Ideal for ages 10 + Register here! 

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Biosphere Walk: Reptiles at Risk 

Meet at the Orrville Community Centre, 1207 Hwy 518, Orrville Turtles, snakes, and skinks, oh my! Join GBB's species at risk technician Heather on the Seguin Trail to discover some of the special reptiles that call this region home. Explore their unique lifestyles and the challenges they face! Register here!

Turtle Hatchery Tours & Release Opportunities

Exciting news! GBB staff are offering small-group hatchery tours and turtle release events throughout August! Turtle Release Dates involve meeting at a drive-to location outside of Parry Sound (site provided after registration) and hiking to a release spot. Please only sign up for this activity if you're able to hike through 100 meters of forest terrain. Allow 2-3

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Pollinator Bioblitz

A Bioblitz brings people together to discover local plants and animals, and record their findings!  Add your observations to the Georgian Bay Biosphere project on iNaturalist throughout August for your chance to win a prize!  Participation is easy: 1) Create an iNaturalist Account (www.inaturalist.ca) 2) Join the Georgian Bay Biosphere iNaturalist Project (https://inaturalist.ca/projects/georgian-bay-biosphere) 3) Under

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Biosphere Walk: Intruder Alert

Waterfront Trail, Parry Sound 11 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Join GBB staff to learn about invasive species in the Biosphere! Discover how invasive species are altering local ecosystems and how to help reduce the spread! We'll meet at the Town Dock (11 Bay Street) and walk a portion of the Waterfront Trail,  Parry Sound. Register Here

Biosphere Walks: Geology Rocks!

Northshore Rugged Trail, Salt Dock Road 11A Salt Dock Road, Parry Sound

Join Biosphere staff to explore the unique geology of Parry Sound. Travel through geologic time as we learn how the Canadian Shield formed and identify fascinating rocks and minerals along the way.   Register here! 

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Mushroom Foray

Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre 4 Nine Mile Lake Road, Parry Sound, Ontario

Join Chef Roy & the Biosphere to celebrate the humble mushroom this fall at Georgian Nordic, Parry Sound. This experience includes a guided hike where we'll learn to identify several common fungi species. After the hike, Chef Roy will cook with our wild finds and provide delicious samples! Register here! 

$35