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Upcoming Events
Saving Pollinators and BackyardBio with Peter Soroye

Apr 19, 2021 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Peter is a conservation biologist at the University of Ottawa, where his research focuses on the effects of climate change and habitat loss on pollinators. He also studies community science (i.e. citizen science) and how these programs can influence the understanding of wildlife across Canada. Peter is an avid amateur nature photographer, who has had the fortune of photographing the amazing...


Modern Life in the Arctic

Apr 20, 2021 (15:30 - 16:30) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join Alexandra Anaviapik live from her home in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut for a look at modern Inuit life in one of Canada’s most northernly communities. Alexandra will provide an overview of Inuit across the Arctic and discuss the food, clothing, language and culture that defines life above the Arctic circle.


Canadian Outdoor Learning Spring Virtual Workshop Series

Apr 20, 2021 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

To support professional learning for educators, our Canadian Non-profit Outdoor Learning Store is pleased to offer free virtual workshops with the authors/developers of resources available for order in our online store. Each of these workshops is 60 mins in length, and will include a short presentation, time for discussion, and a Q&A...


EECOM 2021 - Exploring the Nature of Cities

Apr 21, 2021 - Toronto

Hosted by: EECOM

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is Canada’s only national and bilingual network for environmental learning that works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning.

Since 1995, EECOM National Conferences have been among the largest annual...


Les fossiles : l’Archipel de Mingan à l’époque tropicale

Apr 21, 2021 (09:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

Avec les fossiles de la réserve de parc national de l’Archipel-de-Mingan qui ont plus de 450 millions d’années, le saut dans le temps n’a jamais été aussi accessible.

Parcs Canada vous propose un atelier où les organismes marins fossilisés sont à l’honneur.

Nous découvrirons ensemble comment ils se sont formés, comment les identifier et qui sont leurs...


Debby Ianson | Climate Change and Ocean Cycles

Apr 21, 2021 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Just like on land ecosystems, there is a carbon and oxygen cycle in our oceans! Climate change is is starting to alter these cycles in a way that will have a large impact on marine organisms that depend on them. Join Debby, a sea-going oceanographer and a numerical modeller, who combines expedition work with powerful models to predict how these cycles will continue to change. Debby began her...


Fossils : The Mingan Islands in Tropical Times

Apr 21, 2021 (13:15) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

  1. Life on Earth at a different era
  2. What is a fossil
  3. How is a fossil created
  4. Introduction to the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve type of fossils
  5. Who is your great-great-great-great grandmother


Getting to Know our Feathered Friends

Apr 21, 2021 (14:00 - 15:30) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join Nature Conservancy conservation staff for a virtual tour of Wisconsin woodlands, wetlands and prairies to learn about the rare and unique bird species that call our preserves home. We also will share tips and tricks for how you can help support our feathered friends in your own yard. Live Q&A to follow.

Please 


Cosmic Deep-Sea Adventures in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary!

Apr 21, 2021 (14:00 - 14:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Cosmic Deep-Sea Adventures: Exploring deep-sea corals, methane seeps, and space rocks in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary!

Meet scientists and explore the rarely seen deep-sea communities of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Discover bubbling methane seeps, exquisite coral colonies, fantastical sponges, and even a meteorite!


Red Lists of Threatened Species: Drivers in the Nordics Countries

Apr 22, 2021 (09:00 - 12) - (GMT +1:00)

Hosted by: Society for Conservation Biology

You are welcome to participate in a half-day workshop where we will hear about the situation for threatened species, main threats and possible trends of these in the Nordic countries.

Speakers are representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden working with the national Red Lists.

We will discuss similarities and differences between countries and what we...


Virtual Tree Planting with Friends of the Rouge Watershed

Apr 22, 2021 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

For the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day, join Thivyah and Jim of Friends of the Rouge Watershed (FRW) for a virtual tree planting to learn more about climate action, ecological restoration and the Rouge National Urban Park. Since 1991, FRW has coordinated over 65,000 youth and community volunteers in hands-on restoration projects with visible and lasting ecosystem, watershed and community...


Virtual Tree Planting with Friends of the Rouge Watershed

Apr 22, 2021 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

For the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day, join Thivyah and Jim of Friends of the Rouge Watershed (FRW) for a virtual tree planting to learn more about climate action, ecological restoration and the Rouge National Urban Park. Since 1991, FRW has coordinated over 65,000 youth and community volunteers in hands-on restoration projects with visible and lasting ecosystem, watershed and community...


Nicole Rycroft | Founder and Director of Canopy

Apr 22, 2021 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Born in Australia, Nicole Rycroft is the Founder and Executive Director of award winning environmental not-for-profit, Canopy. A former physiotherapist and elite level athlete, she is an ardent surfer and enthusiast of life. One of Nicole’s guiding philosophies in life, “ask for what you want, you might just get it”, is foundational to her work in guiding Canopy’s team to transform...


Nicole Rycroft | Founder and Director of Canopy

Apr 22, 2021 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Born in Australia, Nicole Rycroft is the Founder and Executive Director of award winning environmental not-for-profit, Canopy. A former physiotherapist and elite level athlete, she is an ardent surfer and enthusiast of life. One of Nicole’s guiding philosophies in life, “ask for what you want, you might just get it”, is foundational to her work in guiding Canopy’s team to transform...


Earth Day special presentation The Purple Pirate – The Interactive Puppet Show!

Apr 22, 2021 (13:00 - 14:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Green Teacher

As a special treat this Earth Day, we invite you and your students to a live puppet show adventure on the high seas! We’ll start with a short, interactive activity about the oceans. Then, join the Purple Pirate and all of his mates in the chase for the great purple whale. The great purple whale is pretty well known among mariners, but do they know the truth about him? You’ll have to watch...


Leave No Trace Virtual Workshop

Apr 22, 2021 (18:00 - 19:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Virginia

Learn the 7 principles of Leave No Trace during this virtual awareness workshop. Participants will learn how to hike, camp and explore outside in a way that leaves a minimal impact on the environment. This training will also touch on the City Nature Challenge and how to participate in this global citizen science event while leaving no trace.


City Nature Challenge

Apr 23, 2021 - Charlottesville

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join The Nature Conservancy for educational hikes around Charlottesville! Our expert guides will help you to identify all things that flap, slither and crawl at various local parks. Hike leaders will also help participants learn how to use iNaturalist so any sightings can be counted towards the City Nature Challenge.

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Policy of Conservation: Then & Now

Apr 23, 2021 (12:00 - 13) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Michigan

As we celebrate earth month, learn the important role that policy plays in the protection of our natural world. With Directors of Government Relations and Policy, Rich Bowman and Madhu Anderson, hear the history of the conservation movement and TNC’s current policy initiatives. 


Fall in Love with Nature Virtual Gala

Apr 23, 2021 (18:30 - 20:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Families in Nature

Join us as we celebrate the gifts of nature at our 3rd annual Fall in Love with Nature Gala -- streamed LIVE in your own living room!

6:30-7pm - Virtual pre-party and photo booth fun! 

Show off your camping couture by sharing photos with other gala attendees

7pm - 8pm - Program, including:

  • Our inspiring guest speakers share...


World Parks Week

Apr 24, 2021

Hosted by: World Urban Parks

World Parks Week is April 24th to May 2nd! With COVID-19 remaining a reality for many across the globe, our theme for World Parks Week extends from last year’s #NatureNeverCloses theme by encouraging people to think about what their local neighborhoods/communities have to offer and what these local spaces mean to them. Thinking #Hyperlocal helps us to build deeper connections with our...


Wildlife Conservation Expo

Apr 24, 2021 (8:00 - 13:30) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Wildlife Conservation Network

Expo is an annual event that welcomes you into the vast, thrilling world of wildlife conservation. This April we are bringing you a special Expo experience where you'll embarked on an adventure filled with unprecedented stories from conservationists in the field. Expo reaches further than ever before by going virtual, safely connecting people from San Francisco to Nairobi to Belize and...


InterpTech

Apr 26, 2021

Hosted by: NAI and California State Parks

Three days of innovation, interpretation, and technology. The online InterpTech conference explores the increasingly important intersection of technology and interpretation. 

The event opens the evening of Monday, April 26, with a digital reception where participants can bring their own technology to show off. April 27–29, we’re putting together a schedule of cutting-edge...


Inside-Out Leadership Series Workshop: Thriving Together: Bridging Differences to Build a Thriving Natural World for All

Apr 27, 2021 (12:00 - 14:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Children & Nature Network

Everyone deserves to live in a clean, healthy environment—one that is free from hazards and emerging pathogens, resilient to future changes, and fulfills our need to connect with nature. Addressing climate change, health inequities, and disparities in access to nature will require transformational change in our policies and systems. We cannot have healthy people without healthy places, and...


Inside-Out Leadership Series Workshop: Thriving Together: Bridging Differences to Build a Thriving Natural World for All

Apr 27, 2021 (12:00 - 14:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Children & Nature Network

This interactive workshop will introduce the core components of the Thriving Together framework. Attendees will deepen their understanding of the framework through dialogue, a practice that bridges difference and builds civic muscle. Attendees will leave the workshop with a set of tools and resources to begin to explore transformational change in their organizations, communities, or...


Wyoming Wildlife and Roadways Summit

Apr 28, 2021 (08:30 - 12:30) - (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy - Wyoming

Our goal is to reconvene participants from the 2017 Summit, bring in new partners and ideas, share successes and new knowledge from the last four years, and generate energy for the next phases of work towards making Wyoming’s roads safer for wildlife and travelers alike.

The first Wyoming Wildlife and Roadways Summit was held in 2017 and was catalytic in terms of promoting greater...


Bird Banding at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

Apr 28, 2021 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Meet the Bander in Charge, Phillip Mercier, for a behind the scenes tour of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory’s banding lab. Find out what happens at a migratory bird monitoring station? And why? Explore the daily operations of the research facility and, maybe, meet a bird or two. We will discuss the many challenges of bird migration, the importance of research and what you can do to...


Green Conversations: Weaving Sustainability into Your Teaching

Apr 28, 2021 (19:30 - 20:30) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Green Teacher

No matter the curriculum or subject matter, there is space to infuse sustainability into your teaching. While most people think of sustainability in relation to the sciences, there are numerous opportunities across all subject areas to teach sustainability. In this workshop, we will show you how to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a lens through which to examine the books...


Building Parks that Connect Youth to Nature

Apr 29, 2021 (13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: World Urban Parks

Leaders from the Presidio, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Green Schoolyards America will highlight emerging work across North America and Europe that is reinventing play as a way to connect urban kids to nature. Panelists will explore best practices for building engaging spaces that challenge youth to take beneficial risks that build resilience and a lifelong love of the outdoors and...


City Nature Challenge

Apr 30, 2021 - Ohio

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join your fellow citizen scientists and nature enthusiasts for a weekend-long BioBlitz.

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international citizen science effort to discover and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. The observation period of CNC 2021 will take place April 30 - May 3.

It’s easy to get involved using the 


Raccoons and Cockatoos | Urban Wildlife with Jennifer Colbourne!

Apr 30, 2021 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Jennifer Colbourne is a Canadian PhD researcher studying cockatoo intelligence in Europe. For her master's degree, she studied raccoons in Toronto. What do cockatoos and raccoons have in common? They are both clever trash bandits that cause a lot of havoc in cities! Jennifer loves spreading knowledge about animals in our urban environments, and how we can all live together in better...


Eelgrass Seed Collection

May 1, 2021 - Oyster

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, along with partners in the Seaside Seagrass Community Restoration Program, is once again gearing up for the largest seagrass restoration project in the world!

We are looking for local (preferred)...


Independent Watershed Cleanup - Virginia

May 1, 2021 - Charlottesville

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join The Nature Conservancy to help clean up your watershed!

Gather your own "quaran-team" for independent cleanup to help remove plastic bottles, cans and other debris from creeks and streams near your home to prevent the trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay!

Gloves and trash bags will be available for pickup on Friday, April 30, 2021....


What's Next for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken?

May 4, 2021 (19:00 - 20:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The elusive, shy prairie-chicken is one symbol of the prairie that is in trouble. 

Known as an indicator species, if you have lots of prairie-chickens, then the prairie is in good shape—and the opposite is true. Lesser prairie-chicken, the slightly smaller cousin to the greater prairie-chicken, can only be found in five states: Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma,...


Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

May 5, 2021

Hosted by: Federal Ministry Of Education And Research Germany

The kick-off event of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will take place in Berlin, Germany, from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June 2021. It will be hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.


Canadian Outdoor Learning Spring Virtual Workshop Series

May 6, 2021 (16:00) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: Outdoor Learning Store

To support professional learning for educators, our Canadian Non-profit Outdoor Learning Store is pleased to offer free virtual workshops with the authors/developers of resources available for order in our online store. Each of these workshops is 60 mins in length, and will include a short presentation, time for discussion, and a Q&A...


World Migratory Bird Day

May 8, 2021

Hosted by: CMS & AEWA

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

...


2021 SFI Virtual Annual Conference

May 12, 2021

Hosted by: Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Join SFI's Annual Conference #BetterChoicesForThePlanet where we will discuss the power of practical, scalable solutions that address #sustainability challenges.


Les oiseaux marins

May 12, 2021 (09:00 - 09:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

Saviez-vous que certains oiseaux passent la majorité de leur temps dans l’eau, et ce, même l’hiver ? Étonnant, n’est-ce pas !

C’est le cas de bien des oiseaux marins. Le parc national Forillon et la réserve de parc national de l'Archipel-de-Mingan sont deux lieux où nous retrouvons énormément de nos amis ailés. Nous vous proposons donc une activité où identifications, adaptations et...


Seabirds

May 12, 2021 (13:15 - 14:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

Did you know that some birds spend most of their time in the water, even in winter? Amazing, isn't it?

This is the case with many seabirds. The Forillon National Park and the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve are two places where we find many of our winged friends. We therefore offer you an activity that involves identification, adaptation and discovery.

Seabirds will no...


International Museum Day

May 18, 2021

Hosted by: International Council of Museums

The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a...


Tour the Grass Bay Nature Preserve

May 21, 2021 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

A paradise for a multitude of wildflowers and neotropical migrating birds, Grass Bay Preserve extends along two miles of stunning Lake Huron shoreline. Conservation scientist, Doug Pearsall, will take you “off the beaten trail” as you learn about the unique...


Backyard Bio - Snapshot of Life

May 22, 2021

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

We're celebrating The International Day of Biodiversity by encouraging you to get out and share images of all the amazing wildlife near you all day long! 

So get out there! Observe closely and share what you discover. Big and small, rare or common - it doesn't matter! We're looking to create a comprehensive portrait of life on earth on this special...


International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2021

Hosted by: Convention on Biological Diversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In...


Changing Course: The Future of Our Waters

May 25, 2021 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Ohio sits at the heart of the nation’s freshwater systems, from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River Basin. Join us for a dialogue with TNC experts on what improving water quality really takes, and why Ohio’s role matters, from restoring wetlands that have vanished to managing the lands that grow crops to the policies that create a real chance for change.

Speakers...


Meet the Bees - Live Show for Kids (and Adults too) - Let's Look Inside a Beehive!

May 26, 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)

Hosted by: Gees Bees

This spring, Marianne and Matt Gee, the owners of Gees Bees Honey Company, in Ottawa, Canada, will take you inside a beehive, live on Facebook! During this online livestream, we'll show you our beekeeping gear and tools, how we open a beehive, and we'll show you the bees and the honey inside. We'll definitely talk about pollination and the role bees play in our environment. We might...


Species and ecological processes – taxonomy and traits in the workings of nature

May 28, 2021

Hosted by: British Ecological Society

Join the Aquatic SIG and Linnean Society for a one-day online event exploring links between ecology and taxonomy in the face of global change.

A sky view of a coral reef

Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground

Jun 2, 2021

Hosted by: Global Landscapes Forum

Africa’s drylands are the birthplace of some of the world’s most extraordinary civilizations and species, from ancient kingdoms to wild elephants to “miracle grains” like millet and sorghum -- but climate change has not been kind to these landscapes.

On 2 -3 June 2021, GLF will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration...


H2O HOME TO OVERSEAS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

Jun 8, 2021 - Halifax

Hosted by: Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia

The Home to Overseas Conference, Industry Showcase and Exhibition, is rapidly becoming Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector and is attracting significant international participation—there were 14 countries, represented in 2019.

The H2O Conference is an ideal event to engage with the ocean technology industry. The conference will...


Canadian Water Summit

Jun 10, 2021 - Ottawa

Hosted by: Actual Media Inc.

he 12th annual Canadian Water Summit will take place in the nation’s capital and discuss the biggest issues in the sector. The theme of the event will be The Keys to a Blue Economy: Unlocking Water Policy, Governance, and Technology in Canada.

The Canadian Water Summit is proud to continue its event partnership model with a new collaboration. The Canadian...


Nature-based Solutions in a Changing Climate 2021

Jul 6, 2021 - University of Oxford

Hosted by: Nature-based Solutions Initiative

We hope to hold the in-person Nature-based Solutions conference on 6-8 July 2021. However, we will confirm in January 2021 whether the event can go ahead on these dates or whether it will be postponed to later in the year or to 2022.

We are bringing together leading researchers from the social and natural sciences, engineering and economics with policymakers, civil society...


The 3rd World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology

Jul 7, 2021 - Poznań

Hosted by: Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

We are very pleased to invite scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers interested in relations between socioeconomic and ecological components of urban systems to attend The 3rd World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology 2020/21. As you probably noticed the Conference has to be moved by one year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but we are convinced, it will be an exciting...


NAME-CaNOE 2021 Ocean Literacy Conference

Aug 15, 2021 - Metchosin

Hosted by: NAME and CaNOE

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators and the Canadian Network for Ocean Education invite educators, researchers, students, and resource...


XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de Ciencias Marinas

Sep 20, 2021 - Ensenada

Hosted by: Asociación De Oceanólogos De México, A.C.

Ensenada/MEX

La Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C. convoca a estudiantes, investigadores y profesionistas de las ciencias del mar a participar en el XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y la III Reunión Internacional de Ciencias Marinas a celebrarse en la ciudad de Ensenada, Baja California.

La Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C. (ASOCEAN) a través de su...


Ecocity World Summit: Urban Trasnformations for Nature-Based Solutions

Sep 27, 2021

Hosted by: Ecocity Builders

Join us for the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit!
Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers and students will meet on 27-29 September 2021 online and in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning...


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