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2024 Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course Registration Form

Registration is now closed!
We've reached capacity for this course - in the event of spots opening due to cancellations, please sign up to our waitlist here:

Virtual Component Date:

Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30-9:00 pm 

In-person Field Component Dates:

Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 
Camp Kitchikewana, Beausoleil Island 
Georgian Bay Islands National Park 

This course is first come, first served and spots are limited. To register you must fill out and submit this registration form. Please wait until you receive email confirmation for your registration before proceeding with payment. Once we process your registration, we will send out a confirmation of registration email to you directly, then you may proceed with payment. 

Course Fee 

The survey course fee is $950 + HST and covers all course materials, instruction, meals and accommodation. Participants are required to find their own transportation for the field component of the course.

To improve access to the course and to reduce carbon emissions, a group carpool website will be setup for all participants.


We recognize that many groups of people face disproportionate and systemic barriers to participation in the conservation sector. To partially address barriers faced by underrepresented groups to participate in our course, including BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, and students, we are offering four (4) half price registrations ($475+HST) to individuals from these communities. We are actively looking into ways to further reduce barriers for underrepresented groups in future years.


Applicants interested in taking advantage of this initiative are welcome to self-identify below as part of any of the following groups: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or students. You are not required to specify to which group you belong.


To ensure a fair selection process, all eligible applications received during the period of March 4 to April 8, 2024 will be entered into a draw, and four individuals will be randomly chosen to receive the discounted course price. The four randomly selected individuals will be notified on April 9, 2024. If you are not selected, you will have the option to proceed with the course at the regular price if you are still interested. In that case, your spot in the course will be reserved until April 16 so you have time to determine if you wish to proceed with the full priced registration. If we do not receive confirmation by April 16, we will open your spot to the waitlist, as the course usually fills up quickly.


For those requiring any accommodations for the registration process, please feel free to reach out directly to Maureen Jackson at for assistance.

Self-identification Questionnaire

Do you identify with any of the following groups: BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, students?


Payment Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Once you have submitted your registration form and received a confirmation email, you will be redirected to make your payment by credit card within the website. You will also have the option to pay by email money transfer or cheque. 

Receipts for payment will be emailed to each participant. If you wish to have a printed receipt, please let Maureen Jackson at know and one will be provided at the course. 

Payment Refunds  

We can issue full refunds up to Wednesday, May 8.

From Thursday, May 9 to Wednesday, May 15, partial refunds are available in the amount of:


75% for regular-priced registrations ($950+HST)
60% for half-priced registrations ($475+HST)

After Wednesday, May 15, refunds are no longer available as we will not be able to fill your space in the course. Paid registration may be transferred from one participant to another if all the appropriate registration information for the new participant is provided by Wednesday, May 15.


Please do not hesitate to contact the Course Coordinator if you have any questions.


Maureen Jackson 
Blazing Star Environmental


Waiver & Photo Release

will not hold Blazing Star Environmental responsible for any injury, loss of property and/or damage to property resulting from my participation in this event.

Photography Model Release Notice

Participants may be photographed during the course. Please indicate on the form below if you consent to those photographs being used by Blazing Star Environmental for future course-related purposes, such as promotion of the course (e.g. on the website) or in course materials.

I consent to be photographed
Health & Emergency Info
Contact Info
Payment Preference

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

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