Where the bears are: An update on the Wuikinuxv grizzly bear project

Grizzly bear (Photo by Vince Heney)

Grizzly bear (Photo by Vince Heney)

In the spring of 2013, I approached the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) about a project in Wuikinuxv Territory, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where grizzly bears and humans have shared the same riverbanks for thousands of years,...

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What my six-year-old son says about nature

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

With Earth Day approaching, I thought I’d ask Simon, my six-year old son, to share his thoughts on the natural world. The following conversation took place over dinner:Mom: Si, what comes to mind when you think of "nature"?Simon: I see a...

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Earth Day should be every day

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Earth Day is April 22, 2014. This is the day that we show how much we appreciate the Earth by going green. That includes recycling, reusing materials and reducing the uses of some things. Have you noticed how much garbage is blowing around now...

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Conservation and conversation: Connecting communities in unexpected ways

Kim Pearson presentation (Photo by NCC)

Kimberly Pearson, Waterton Park Front Program Manager, sharing NCC’s message across Alberta (Photo by NCC)

The Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library was abuzz on March 18, 2014 when Kimberly Pearson, program manager for the Waterton Park Front (WPF) project, took her place at the podium. A crowd of 18 locals sat shoulder to shoulder, flipping...

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A passion for birds: A Q&A with wildlife photographer and NCC friend Bill Hubick

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

A few years ago, photographer Bill Hubick generously donated the use of his photos on www.bilhubick.ca in Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) publications. Since then, his images have been shared in NCC print publications and web pages across the...

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Engaging post secondary students in real-world conservation

Fairy Hill, SK (Photo by NCC)

Fairy Hill, SK (Photo by NCC)

Over the past few years, science and stewardship staff in the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Saskatchewan Region have been working closely with universities to engage post-secondary students in conservation work in the province. A key...

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Balancing screen time with sunshine: A Q&A with Take Me Outside founder Colin Harris

Students, Banff Elementary (Photo courtesy of Take Me Outside's official Facebook page)

Students, Banff Elementary (Photo courtesy of Take Me Outside's official Facebook page)

Calling in from the comfort of his home in Canmore, Alberta with his four-legged friend at his feet, Colin Harris, executive director and founder of the Take Me Outside (TMO) organization, spoke with NCC-staffer Carly Digweed about getting...

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It all adds up: The surprising variety of ways conservation scientists use math daily

Geometry lessons (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, KUHT)

Geometry lessons (Photo Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. UH Digital Library, Wikimedia Commons, KUHT)

A recent report by the Organization for Economic Development and Co-Operation found that Canadian students have slipped out of the top-10 list of countries with the highest math scores. This has implications for all Canadian professions, not...

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Who is training tomorrow’s conservation biologists? The gap between academic and applied conservation

NCC conservation intern monitoring plant communities (Photo by NCC)

NCC conservation intern monitoring plant communities (Photo by NCC)

As a small group of large black birds soared overhead on a warm summer day, I saw a look of confusion on my new field assistant’s face. I asked her if she was OK, and she commented: “That’s the third time I’ve seen those...

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Exploring new ways of connecting people with nature: Insights from the 2013 North American Association for Environmental Education conference

NCC staff and volunteers tackling invasive species at Collins Property, Red Deer River Natural Area, AB (Photo by NCC)

NCC staff and volunteers tackling invasive species at Collins Property, Red Deer River Natural Area, AB (Photo by NCC)

How can we expect someone to care about nature if they've had no personal experience with it? Endangered species, critical habitats, biodiversity — though we deal with these concepts every day at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), they...

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