Update on Mary Saving Coral
Mary Hagedorn, the biologist who is cryogencially preserving coral around the world, has posted a video that updates the Reef Recovery Initiative she has been working on. Check out this video. #MaryHagedorn #helpmarysavecoral
Losing land, losing nature.
The Mossom Creek Salmon Hatchery lies in the middle of some of the most amazing forested lands and has remained, for the most part, undeveloped. The land it sits on and is surrounded by is owned by Imperial Oil. Unfortunately, the land is now up for sale and because of that, we may lose one incredible pocket of land that we’ll never be able to recover. The hatchery land is really unique and special because of it’s bio-diversity. It’s inhabited and travelled by A LOT of wildli
Queen for a Day
If you’ve been following my work you’ll know that my very first film was on my very favourite person and my hero, Ruth Foster. A few weeks ago I learned that both Ruth and I would be receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal – together! It was such an honour to receive this recognition and it meant so much to share the evening with Ruth. There were lots of local politicians there and even an RCMP officer in the famous red uniform that is recognized around the world. Did y
One of the great things about technology and social media is the way we can make connections with people all over the world. This has given me an opportunity to network with others who feel the same way that I do on many issues, especially environmental ones. Part of that networking comes from sharing information and sharing contacts. It was through this kind of networking and communicating that I met and got to work with Kenny Ballentine in California. I first posted about h
The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology = SCWIST. Have you ever thought about becoming a scientist one day. Well, this non-profit agency encourages, supports and inspire girls and women to do just that. Their MS Infinity program is aimed specifically at girls. Here’s sample of how they help girls make connections with science. Get hands-on with science – we hold conferences and workshops filled with fun activities, stories and games. These are all designed to
Do you know where your Rotary is?
Do you know what a Rotary Club is? Do you know what they do? Well, don’t worry, I didn’t know what they did either until visiting two Rotary Clubs this year to talk about a youth advisory board my brother and I are involved in. Their motto is service above self. Members volunteer their time to make contributions to their communities in all sorts of ways. They are a non-profit organization that get involved in community and global projects and activities. They raise money for
The Child In Nature
Well, it took a year to make but it’s finally done. My latest movie, The Child in Nature is all about nature deficit disorder, the subject of my TEDx talk in the fall. Richard Louv is featured in the film and I have him to thank for the topic since he created the term. Ruth Foster first introduced me to the concept of the disconnect between people, especially kids, and nature when I was 8 years old. The concept stayed in my mind for a long time so I decided to make a movie ab
Children and Nature Network
My friend Richard Louv has invited me to blog for the Children and Nature Network from time to time. It is an organization he helped found. Check out their mission statement: Children and Nature Network was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working nationally and internationally to reconnect children with nature. The network provides a critical link between researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children’s health and