Calendar of Events

 
Upcoming Events
Virtual Program: Birding for Beginners

Jan 22, 2022 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Community Nature Connection

Calling all bird lovers and all folks who are interested in starting their birding journey this new year! Come learn about bird environments and the powerful ecological allies birds are to the overall health of our environment.


The Wellbeing Economy and a Better World with Alexia Jeangrand

Jan 24, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

How we can think of growth and development in a new way that works better for people and for the environment? Join Alexia Jeangrand from the U.K as she explains what a wellbeing economy looks like, and how this economic system and outlook can help us lower our carbon footprint, increase our happiness and help preserve the world around us! A program for grades 8+


Connect with Nearby Nature: Creating Field Guides

Jan 24, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Ecoschools Canada

This is the second of a three-part series of webinars.

The Connect with Nearby Nature action can be connected to Geography, Arts, and First Nation, Inuit and Métis studies. 

Check out the resources below for comprehensive curriculum connections, information, and worksheets to run lessons and activities in nearby nature.

Connect nearby nature activities to the 


Walrus from Space with Rod Downie and Peter Fretwell

Jan 25, 2022 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Walrus are facing the reality of the climate crisis. With the Arctic warming more than twice as fast as the global average, their world is changing around them as sea-ice retreats. The Arctic Ocean is vast, remote and a challenging place for scientists to work meaning that we simply don’t know enough about how many walrus there are, and how the climate crisis and industrial development is...


A Walk in the Park With Gil: Children & Parks & Nature & Cities

Jan 25, 2022 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

Three fascinating people presenting for 30 minutes, then having a dialogue with Gil, and participants.
Cecilia Vaca-Jones, Executive Director, Bernard van Leer Fdn, Urban-95 bernardvanleer.org The Hague, Netherlands.
Sarah Milligan-Toffler, President and CEO, Children & Nature Network, childrenandnature.org Atlanta, USA.
Tim Gill, researcher, author, most recent, Urban Playground....


Fire: Friend or Foe?

Jan 25, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Le feu, ami ou ennemi?

Jan 26, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Le feu joue un rôle important dans le paysage naturel des parcs nationaux des montagnes. Explorez ce sujet brûlant et découvrez les techniques employées par Parcs Canada pour gérer et utiliser le feu afin de protéger nos parcs nationaux et d’améliorer l’habitat de divers animaux sauvages, petits et grands.


Lauren Farmer | Polar Expedition Leader and Photographer

Jan 26, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Now in her eighth year working in both the Arctic and Antarctic, Lauren is passionate about the intersections between tourism and science, and how the polar tourism industry can support ongoing research at the poles. Lauren guides across the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, and has journeyed to the North Pole fifteen times, co-leading a project collecting sea ice and atmospheric data in...


How To Create a Personal Elevator Pitch

Jan 26, 2022 (13:00 - 14:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Project Learning Tree

Do you know how to effectively pitch yourself to employers? This webinar will teach you how to craft personal elevator pitches for networking situations and prepare you for the #MyGreenJob Career Fair! We’ll cover:

  • Canada’s Green Jobs market
  • The technical, soft, and transferable skills needed to land a Green Job

The components of a personal...


Ximena Aguilar Vega | Glaciologist

Jan 27, 2022 (14:00 - 14:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Ximena is a Mexican, living in Stirling, Scotland, pursuing a PhD at the University of Stirling. Her research focuses on the dynamics between glaciers and the ocean and the role these systems play in the carbon cycle. She has participated in two Antarctic scientific expeditions (2019 and 2020) led by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), and she travelled to Antarctica with NASA’s...


Singing in Solidarity: Exploring Environmental Inquiry and Justice Through the Arts

Jan 27, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

As more educators turn to the outdoors amid COVID-19, there are compelling reasons for integrating environmental inquiry – a process shaped by students’ questions and interests – into practice. The Indigenous lens on Natural Curiosity provides a starting point for all educators to consider how an awareness of Indigenous perspectives can inform practice over time, as they explore lasting...


Where the Whitefish Are

Jan 28, 2022 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Michigan

Great Lakes fisheries are a fixture of Michigan lore and history, from fishing trips “up north” to dining on whitefish at your favorite local restaurant. Michiganders love the Great Lakes—and none more so than those who depend on these fisheries for their livelihood.

Now, the Great Lakes we love are threatened by loss—and we are working together to turn that story around.

On...


Westminster Town Hall Forum with Katharine Hayhoe

Jan 31, 2022 (11:30 - 13:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Minnesota

Join TNC Chief Scientist Katharine Hayhoe as she discusses how climate change is affecting us all and how we all have a role to play in solving it. 

Climate is changing—throughout Minnesota, across the United States and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and many weather extremes are becoming more dangerous and more damaging.


World Wetlands Day

Feb 2, 2022

Hosted by: Ramsar

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

2 February 2022 is the first year that World Wetlands Day will be observed as a United Nations international day, following its adoption by the General Assembly on 30...


VIRTUAL CAMPFIRE CONNECTIONS: CIRCLING UP WITH EDUCATORS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST

Feb 3, 2022 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Take Me Outisde

Join our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners to learn, share and connect around all things related to outdoor learning. There will be opportunities to hear from partners and breakout into groups to discuss key topics on your mind. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor learning educator, or an...


Forest Health and Climate Panel Discussion

Feb 3, 2022 (17:30 - 19:00) - (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time - Bud Werner Memorial Library

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Colorado

Climate change is impacting our forests in many ways - from tree health, precipitation, wildfire intensity, and many other stress factors. 

Join us for a panel discussion on the connections between forest health and climate with experts across Colorado, including Rob Addington, Director of Forest and Fire Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, Nancy Smith, Director...


Fine Feathered Friends

Feb 5, 2022 (09:00 - 10:30) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time - Vista Hermosa Natural Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

Hosted by: Community Nature Connection

Learn about some birds that visit Vista Hermosa Natural Park. We might even be able to see a Cedar Waxwing! So you don’t want to miss out! This program is great for people of all ages.

Binoculars will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. We will go over some birding applications that we can use while birding that will serve to support us in identifying birds at Vista...


INTRODUCTORY STORYTELLING WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY

Feb 7, 2022 (17:00 - 18:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Story Collider

Join us for our storytelling workshop, now completely redesigned for our socially-distant lives. This introduction to science storytelling is fun, fast, and very hands-on. You’ll join us for a total of six 1-hour sessions, MWF from 5:00-6:00 pm ET, running from February 7th through February 18th. With optional afterhours sessions after each class in order to delve deeper into...


A Walk in the Park with Gil: Older Adults & Parks – It’s a full third of our lives!

Feb 8, 2022

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

A Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park. It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them and takes questions from participants. You can register to future sessions and...


Lessons Learned from Rain Gardens, Green Roofs and Food Forests

Feb 9, 2022 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -4:00) Atlantic Time

Hosted by: New Brunswick Environmental Network

During this fun webinar join Amanda on a virtual tour of community-based natural infrastructure projects. Hear her lessons learned from projects including rain gardens, green roofs, foods forests, and more. If you are thinking of doing any of these projects for your home, school, or community, don’t miss this informative webinar. Click here to register. This event is part of a series titled...


PLT Canada’s #MyGreenJob Career Fair 2022

Feb 10, 2022 (13:00 - 16:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Project Learning Tree

Join PLT Canada’s virtual #MyGreenJob Career Fair to network with forest and conservation professionals and learn about job opportunities! You may even get to interview for open positions at forest and conservation organizations. The list of attending employers will be available soon.


Connecting the Dots: Key Strategies that Transform Learning for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

Feb 10, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

With Learning for a Sustainable Future

This workshop will give educators an overview of the resource, Connecting the Dots, which supports teachers in linking transformative teaching practices to environmental education. We will explore why the seven core strategies are...


Our Ocean Conference

Feb 16, 2022 - Ngerulmud

Hosted by: Our Ocean Conference

The ocean gives us life. We rely on it for food, livelihoods, climate resilience and recreation. Ensuring the longevity of our planet’s life force requires decisive and collective action.

Our Ocean will focus on six Areas of Action, convening partners from across the globe to identify solutions to manage marine resources, increase the ocean’s resilience to climate change and safeguard...


Artifacts in the Ashes

Feb 16, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Des artéfacts dans les cendres

Feb 17, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Le personnel du parc national des Lacs-Waterton vous invite à venir découvrir des artefacts fascinants qui ont été exhumés à la suite de l’incendie Kenow de 2017. Vous verrez des artefacts, des sites et d’autres vestiges culturels, et vous apprendrez ce qu’ils nous révèlent sur la présence des humains et de la faune ainsi que sur leurs liens avec le paysage.

Inscrivez-vous...


Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way

Feb 24, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

With Sinixt Storytellers and Knowledge-keepers Marilyn James and Taress Alexis Sinixt Storytellers and Knowledge-keepers Marilyn James and Taress Alexis will share some of the story behind the new edition of their educational resource, Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way. Through lively story and discussions by the authors, each chapter of this beautiful resource illuminates the Sinixt...


The Story of Leaves

Feb 26, 2022 (12:00 - 13:30) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time - Franklin Canyon Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

Hosted by: Community Nature Connection

When exploring Franklin Canyon, the one thing you are guaranteed to see are leaves!  Join us on a stroll through the park to learn what leaves tell us about a plant and its habitat.  Along the way, we’ll make leaf rubbing art for you to take home.


Africa Protected Areas Congress

Mar 7, 2022 - Kigali

Hosted by: IUCN

The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa’s iconic wildlife, delivering vital life-supporting ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development while conserving Africa’s cultural heritage and traditions.

...


A Walk in the Park With Gil: Canada’s Amazing Stanley Park.

Mar 8, 2022 (11) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

A Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park.
It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them and takes questions from participants.
You can register to future sessions...


Water Education Resources: Flowing from Lakes and Rivers to the Sea…

Mar 10, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

With Water Rangers, Project WET and Ocean Wise

Join our partners at three leading Canadian water education organizations that provide support and resources for educators and learners. Water Rangers, Project WET and Ocean Wise will provide insights and ideas for better engaging your learners in water education projects and initiatives.

We will have the opportunity to share more...


11th World Environmental Education Congress

Mar 14, 2022 - Prague

Hosted by: World Environment Education Congress

WEEC is an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others.

The congress is a real international meeting point for everyone who has an interest or is working with education for environment and sustainable development...


World Water Forum

Mar 16, 2022 - Dakar

Hosted by: The International Secretariat for Water and the World Youth Parliament for Water

For this 5th edition, the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) – which is at the origin of the Youth Parliaments for Water – and the WYPW decided to present a new and innovative format to maximize the potential impact of the event and youth engagement while ensuring the health and safety of all participants. The General Assembly has been designed in a bimodal program combining an online...


The Flight of the Monarch

Mar 19, 2022 (12:00 - 13:15) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time - Franklin Canyon Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

Hosted by: Community Nature Connection

Have you noticed the orange butterflies fluttering around recently?  Maybe you’ve wondered why we see so many butterflies in the fall and winter when we expect to see them in the spring and summer? Join us to learn about the incredible migratory journey of Monarch Butterflies!  You will even have the chance to build your own origami milkweed planter, so that you can turn your home...


SEMINAR - FACILITATING STORYTELLING

Mar 21, 2022 (16:00 - 17:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Story Collider

How do we take the lessons learned from storytelling and flip them around so that we can be a better audience for stories? In this course we will learn to listen for stories in other peoples’ lives, by telling our own and hearing what other people hear from us. This is a great course for those who want to teach storytelling in their classroom OR start their own podcast with others’...


Parks and Greenspaces. How to double a city's population in existing footprint. Rob Adams' 7.5% City.

Mar 22, 2022 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

A  Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park.
It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them and takes questions from participants.
You can register to future...


Leave it Wild: How to be ParksSmart

Mar 22, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Garder la nature à l’état pur : Comment devenir ParcsFuté

Mar 23, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Vous rêvez de randonnée dans les montagnes ou de camping sous les étoiles? Les excursions en plein air peuvent être amusantes, impressionnantes et mémorables. Mais elles peuvent aussi se transformer en catastrophe si, par manque de prévoyance, vous arrivez mal préparé! Joignez-vous aux experts de Parcs Canada au cœur du parc national Banff pour apprendre à devenir #ParcsFuté. Passez en revue...


INTRODUCTORY STORYTELLING WORKSHOP - APRIL

Apr 4, 2022 (12:00 - 13:00)

Hosted by: The Story Collider

Join us for our storytelling workshop, now completely redesigned for our socially-distant lives. This introduction to science storytelling is fun, fast, and very hands-on. You’ll join us for a total of six 1-hour sessions, MWF from 12:00-1:00 pm ET, running from April 4th through April 15th. With optional afterhours sessions after each class in order to delve deeper into...


A Walk in the Park With Gil: Small and medium cities also need great park systems. The Victorias: Canada and Spain.

Apr 5, 2022 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

A Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park.
It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them and takes questions from participants.
You can register to future sessions...


US National Park Week

Apr 16, 2022 - United States

Hosted by: US National Park Service

Celebrate National Park Week 2022 with us April 16 to 24! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. Entrance fees are waived on April 16 to kick off National Park Week and encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks.



A Walk in the Park With Gil - Open Streets / Ciclovías: Meeting as Equals.

Apr 19, 2022 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

A Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park.
It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them and takes questions from participants.
You can register to future sessions...


Connect with Nearby Nature: Creating Maps and Signage

Apr 19, 2022 (16:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Ecoschools Canada

This is the third of a three-part series.

The Connect with Nearby Nature action can be connected to Geography, Arts, and First Nation, Inuit and Métis studies. 

Check out the resources below for comprehensive curriculum connections, information, and worksheets to run lessons and activities in nearby nature.

Connect nearby nature activities to the 


Bison: Back in Time

Apr 27, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Le retour du bison

Apr 28, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Découvrez l’important rôle que joue le bison sur le plan de la culture et de la conservation dans le parc national Banff et le parc national des Lacs-Waterton. Renseignez-vous sur la réintroduction de cet animal remarquable. Devenez témoin des liens d’interdépendance durables qui unissent les bisons, les humains et diverses autres espèces présentes dans ces parcs et au-delà.

...


A Walk in the Park With Gill - Magnificent Central Park and its Conservancy

May 3, 2022 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: 8 80 Cities

With Betsy Smith, President and CEO of Central Park Conservancy

A Walk in the Park with Gil is a bi-weekly WebTalk series which focuses on great city parks and/or city park systems and/or topics related to parks such as trees o mobility to the park.
It always has fascinating guests do a 20 minute presentation, a story with lots of images, and then he has a dialogue with them...


Fourth ICES PICES Early Career Scientist Conference

May 9, 2022 - St. John's

Hosted by: Department of Fisheries Canada

To encourage greater involvement of young scientists in international scientific investigations and to foster their role in the management and stewardship of the marine environment, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the North Pacific Marine Science...


Keeping Park Waters Healthy

May 10, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Garder les eaux du parc propres

May 11, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Depuis des lacs bleus jusqu’à des ruisseaux limpides, les montagnes regorgent de magnifiques plans d’eau qui procurent un habitat important à diverses formes de vie. Ensemble, nous pouvons assurer leur sécurité! Dans le cadre de ce programme, Parcs Canada vous renseigne sur les espèces aquatiques envahissantes : découvrez comment ces plantes et ces créatures introduites peuvent changer...


Friends of the Fish: Helping At-Risk Trout in Banff National Park

May 18, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us for exciting virtual education programs, live from Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho national parks. Each program shares a unique story and will give you a look behind the scenes at these amazing places with Parks Canada experts. These fun and interactive presentations explore a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, archaeological history,...


Amis des poissons : Aider les truites en péril du parc national Banff

May 19, 2022 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Joignez-vous à nous au lac Hidden, dans un secteur reculé du parc national Banff, pour vous familiariser avec un projet de régénération de l’habitat très important. Les spécialistes des milieux aquatiques de Parcs Canada vous présenteront une espèce en péril, la truite fardée versant de l’ouest. Découvrez tout le travail qu’il faut accomplir pour aider ce poisson à survivre et apprenez...


The Park People Conference 2022 - Hybrid event

Jun 6, 2022 - Canada

Hosted by: Park People

The third national Park People Conference will convene Canada’s park thinkers and doers to build knowledge and connections that activate and accelerate the power of parks for cities.

The Park People Conference is for park professionals, community park group leaders, non-profit organizations, municipal staff and urban enthusiasts and will feature:

  • A spotlight...


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