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***Registration open now! Click here to download the registration form.***

Do you have what it takes to be a Biodiversity Boss?

Biodiversity Boss Youth Conservation Training is a skills development program offered by Thames Talbot Land Trust. Participants learn about conservation and restoration in the context of Canada's Carolinian Zone, including hands on activities in restoration, invasive species management, and species-at-risk monitoring.

Are you:

  • a high school or undergraduate student?
  • intending to pursue a career in conservation, ecology, natural resources management, or another similar field?
  • looking for fun, hands-on, skills building experience in conservation and restoration?
  • comfortable being outside in nature, off trail, whatever the weather (and potentially with bugs)?

If so, consider joining us and earn your Biodiversity Boss badge!

What to Expect

The program takes place over 2 days and is designed to be participatory, hands-on, and fun. It consists of a mixture of field trips and lectures. Participants learn about different conservation issues and take part in important restoration and conservation projects. Along the way, they learn to ID various native and invasive species. At the end of the program, participants are presented with their Biodiversity Boss badge.

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Spring 2019 Program

When: Sunday, May 26th and Sunday, June 1st, from 9am - 5pm (participants must attend both dates). For the detailed program schedule please click here.

Where: Meet at the TTLT office at 944 Western Counties Road, London, ON, N6C 6A8. Transportation to and from field sites will be provided.

Registration: Limited spaces are available so participants must register in advance to secure a space. Click here to download the registration form.

What to bring:

  • Field activities will take place rain or shine so come prepared to be outside whatever the conditions, with appropriate clothing and footwear, rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray etc.
  • Bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • As well, bring along your field guides, binoculars, and a camera, if you have them.