The problem with loving my job as a conservation biologist is that I have a hard time taking a holiday. So when I had the volunteer opportunity to spend a month travelling to England and the Netherlands, I wasn’t thinking about royals, clogs and windmills — my mind was on nature.
My father is a conservationist, and the reason I have known about the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for as long as I can remember. He is the reason I jumped at the chance to apply for my role as the communications intern with NCC’s Saskatchewan Region.
In the wake of a modern phenomenon known as nature deficit disorder, a growing body of research says we are damaging our physical and mental health. It’s time to get back outside again.
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Is canoeing or kayaking your thing? Then grab your paddle because just a few strokes from the east point of Montreal and the riverside towns of Repentigny and Verchères lie the Nature Conservancy Canada’s (NCC’s) protected islands in the Hochelaga Archipelago.
In April, I went on a week-long scuba diving trip to Grand Cayman with 12 other members of a Toronto-based scuba diving club I belong to. While I had been diving in the Caribbean Sea several times before this trip, this was my first time doing it in the pristine, crystal-clear waters surrounding the Cayman Islands.
This blog post is part of the Backpack Essentials series, a series that explores the items that NCC staff carry with them when heading outside.
The international City Nature Challenge was bigger than ever this year, pitting 159 urban centres in a competition to identify the most diversity of living things, from New York to Hong Kong, Athens to Cape Town. This year was particularly exciting because, for the first time ever, Canadian cities were in the game.
For the first time in the history of modern humans, we’ve attempted to detach ourselves, and our children, from nature. Unfortunately, our experiment in separating humanity from ecology is failing nature, and failing people.