5 ways to incorporate nature into your hectic schedule (+1 bonus)

Outdoor yoga (Photo by Lululemon Athletica)

Outdoor yoga (Photo by Lululemon Athletica)

Now that summer vacation's over and we're into September, I’m beginning to look ahead to the school year. Classes, textbooks, and homework, oh my! With the dog days of summer flying by quicker than I can comprehend, it won’t be long...

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Carden Nature Festival 2014: “Plain” and simply inspiring

Male Eastern Bluebird ready to enter a near by nesting box to feed its chicks (Photo by 2014 MudInspired.com)

Male Eastern Bluebird ready to enter a near by nesting box to feed its chicks (Photo by 2014 MudInspired.com)

I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Carden Nature Festival, which fell on the weekend of June 7 and 8, 2014 at the Carden Community Centre on the shores of Lake Dalrymple. Touching a special place in my heart due to its location, this event...

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Creating connections in Norfolk County

University of Waterloo environment & resource studies students at Long Point, ON (Photo by Brian Craig)

University of Waterloo environment & resource studies students at Long Point, ON (Photo by Brian Craig)

This spring, eight students left the lecture halls of the University of Waterloo and travelled to the Long Point Biosphere Reserve in Norfolk County, Ontario to discover ecological restoration in practice. The University course was taught by Brian...

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My nature scavenger hunt with Invermere's Little Badgers

Little Badgers show off their scavenger hunt list (Photo by NCC)

Little Badgers show off their scavenger hunt list (Photo by NCC)

Recently my colleague, Michael Curnes, made a presentation during Crazy Hair Day at Harry Anderson Elementary School in Richmond, British Columbia. The students at the school had raised funds for multiple charities, including the Nature...

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Western University “BUGS” Students About the Environment

After months of hard work, the Western University BUGS’ Fundraising and Finance committee gather together after the talent show. (Photo courtesy Jenny Phan)

After months of hard work, the Western University BUGS’ Fundraising and Finance committee gather together after the talent show. (Photo courtesy Jenny Phan)

There’s a bevy of non-government organizations (NGO) supported at Western University, all with admirable objectives that fall on the grand spectrum of charity. Every academic year there is competition between clubs, each championing for...

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Exploring wildlife in Wuikinuxv

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

We just transitioned out of Wuikinuxv, so now is the perfect time to give a spring update. The Wuikinuxv bear monitoring project was a huge success in 2014. With support from Wuikinuxv Nation, the Tula Foundation, Raincoast Conservation, and the...

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Conservation crossword

Play the conservation crossword puzzle!

Play the conservation crossword puzzle!

I have always enjoyed puzzles. They're a fun, interactive way to pass the time, and a good learning tool for just about everybody, which is why I've elected to try my hand at composing a conservation-themed crossword. If you're stuck inside on a...

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Action vs inaction? A body in motion tends to stay in motion

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB  (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB (Photo by NCC)

The road to my undergraduate degree may not have been paved with popcorn, but I certainly watched my fair share of environmental documentaries along the way. Climate change, food security, fossil fuels, fisheries, oceans, chemicals, deforestation...

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Heterogeneity in grassland conservation? These university students say yes!

Buffalo Valley, SK (Photo by NCC)

Buffalo Valley, SK (Photo by NCC)

Should heterogeneity be a new buzzword in grassland conservation? OK, maybe it’s not the easiest word to say or remember but according to ongoing research, the answer is a resounding, "Yes." During the winter of 2014, students in a...

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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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