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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