Matthew Braun describes the feeling of getting the Dundurn property in Saskatchewan ready for grazing, like a father sending his child to school for the first time.
I’ve been given the advice to fake it till I make it many times in my life. Through both successes and failures, that advice has been given to me again and again. But I find with each success, I worry it was a mistake that I did succeed. And with every failure, it was just... Continue Reading →
The Nicholson Mine was the first uranium mine to be developed in Saskatchewan. In 1949, it was the only active uranium mine in Canada outside the Northwest Territories. By 1959, the Nicholson ore body had been essentially depleted, but the Nicholson Mine had played its role in helping Canada become one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Learn more about the challenges of developing and operating this mine.
Here are five tips from the United Nations and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to help you reduce your plastic use.
The Canadian Mountain Network is honoured to announce that we have been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! from Science Borealis! Voting is open from September 17th to the 29th and the site and blog that receive the most votes will be named the 2018 People’s Choice: Canada’s Favourite Science Online! We are so excited to join the other nominees in this competition and look forward to checking out the other nominees as they…
Hello Dear Readers! Science Borealis and their co-sponsor, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) are excited to present the nominees for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Online…AND BIRDS IN MUD WAS NOMINATED! THANK YOU! Seriously, thank you! I am honored that people think that what I have to say on studying fossil footprints (a.k.a. ichnology), and life in museums and as a palaeontologist matters. Studying fossils is really all about sharing…
Staff spent many days in the spring of 2018 getting rid of garlic mustard on all five of the places NCC works on Pelee Island.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) summer internship provides an incredible opportunity to experience and learn hands-on about Canada's unique and beautiful landscape. From aerial monitoring to bird banding, our interns are never bored, and they fulfill important conservation roles.
Hello, Dear Readers! Part of the research that I do on Cretaceous-age bird tracks (a.k.a. individual footprints) and trackways involves me getting really familiar with all kinds of bird tracks, not just the fossilized ones. Tracks and trackways of small creatures are ephemeral: they do not last very long, and they are easily trampled or eroded away, or they dry and crumble, blowing away on the winds of time. Most of the Cretaceous-age bird tracks…
Earlier this summer, my friends and I took a day trip to Elora, Ontario, to visit the Elora Quarry and Elora Gorge conservation areas. Elora is a small town near Guelph, about a 90-minute drive west of Toronto. The drive there was very scenic, with gorgeous views of the Niagara Escarpment.