NCC Quizzes

  • Atlantic salmon (Photo by USFWS)
    5 questions about freshwater fish

    Learn more about fish species in Canada — from the Cultus pygmy sculpin in BC to Atlantic salmon in our eastern waters — by taking this quiz.
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  • Common gartersnake (Photo by Hugo Tremblay-CERFO)
    Test your knowledge about Canadian snakes

    While snakes may not be the poster child of all things cute and cuddly, they are fascinating and admirable in their own way. Whether you're a snake savant or simply a citizen, test out your knowledge of our slithery friends below.
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  • Grizzly bear (Photo by Caroline Henri)
    5 questions about the Gifts of Canadian Nature species

    Each year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) launches an alternative gift-giving program called Gifts of Canadian Nature for the holiday season. Take our quiz and learn more about the five new species you can symbolically adopt this year.
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  • Little bluestem grass, Carden Alvar, Ontario (Photo by NCC)
    5 questions about alvars: a rare ecosystem

    At first glance, alvars can appear as flat, barren landscapes. But did you know this naturally open habitat is one of the rarest ecosystems, globally? Characterized by shallow soils on limestone bedrock, alvars support many unique species of plants, birds and insects. Take the quiz below to learn more about this ecosystem.
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  • Blandings turtle (Photo by NCC)
    Test your knowledge on reptiles and amphibians of Canada

    Turtles give people the impression of being a hardy and well-protected species. But did you know that one of the biggest threats to turtles, snakes, frogs and salamanders is being killed while crossing roads? Test your knowledge of Canada’s reptiles and amphibians, and learn how you can help protect them.
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  • Rolling prairie at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, SK (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)
    5 questions about temperate grasslands: The most endangered ecosystem in world

    Canada is a nation with diverse habitat types and changing landscapes. Rolling hills and tall grasses swaying in the wind are iconic backdrops of our country. But did you know that grasslands are the most endangered ecosystem in the world? Learn about grasslands and the species that depend on them in the quiz below.
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  • Green grassland, Frolek, British Columbia (Photo by NCC)
    5 questions about ranching and conservation

    Prior to European settlement, vast herds of plains bison and other grazing animals roamed the Northern Great Plains. They were an important part of the ecosystem and helped support a diversity of other species. Today, ranching can help maintain the health of the grasslands in place of plains bison and other grazing animals. Learn how ranchers help conserve grassland habitats in the quiz below:
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  • Monarch butterfly (Photo by NCC)
    Five questions about Canadian pollinators

    By pollinating our food crops, pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat. They are also important for maintaining the health of our ecosystems. Test your knowledge of Canada’s pollinator species, and learn how you can contribute to creating a healthy habitat for them.
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