NCC’s Esme Batten gives you the scoop on alvars, ecosystems that support an amazing diversity of species found nowhere else on Earth.
Many of us struggle with our mental health, whether it is our emotions, thoughts, ability to solve problems or overcome difficulties. One tool that has been shown to help improve mental health is spending time in nature.
Danielle Horne, a conservation biologist for NCC's Atlantic Region, writes about her on-the-job kayaking adventures.
Community cleanups are one of the latest social media crazes, as the #Trashtag challenge takes the internet by storm. As the snow melts away to reveal the garbage buried beneath, there's no better time than now to spring-clean our own neighbourhoods.
As Thronies everywhere prepare for the new season of Game of Thrones tonight, I can’t help but notice how nature continues to influence fiction and fantasy. While there are no magical, fossilized dragon eggs waiting to hatch in fire out in the boreal forest, the beasts we see in Game of Thrones have similarities to the smaller but still mighty species in habitats across Canada.
As you drive through Manitoba along the Trans-Canada Highway, you might get the impression that the province is flat and covered in aspen trees and agricultural lands. But there is much more to Manitoba than what can be seen from the highway.
Learn all about soil health and its importance.
Become enlightened about light-emitting (a.k.a. bioluminescent) species.
This blog marks the ninth Intern Alumni Spotlight — a series highlighting some of the individuals who have interned with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the past. Last month, Claire Elliott was featured as the Intern Alumni Spotlight, and this month we are following up with Brett Norman.
A growing body of evidence shows that spending time outside can reduce stress, improve blood pressure, reduce anxiety and support our overall physical health. When you throw volunteering into the mix, the benefits increase — not just for ourselves but for nature too.