Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Life in the Universe with Tom Vassos

Jan 19, 2021 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

If the universe is so huge and the elements for life are so abundant, then why haven’t we met any aliens yet? Join us for this fascinating session where we will discuss evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Let’s explore extremophiles on Earth to determine if microbial life could be common throughout the universe, and how we are using biosignatures to search for alien life on worlds...

The Turtle Hospital

Jan 19, 2021 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and...

Winter Migration with the Friends of the Rouge Watershed

Jan 20, 2021 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

As the weather starts to get colder, you may notice that your favourite animals are missing. While some may be hibernating, many may be taking a trip to warmer climates. Every year animals migrate around the world, with some travelling thousands of miles. Have you ever wondered why animals migrate and how they manage to find their way? Join the Friends of the Rouge Watershed team as they...

Canadian Committee of the IUCN Virtual AGM and Open House

Jan 20, 2021 (12:00 - 15:40) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: CC-IUCN

Please join us to learn about current events, initiatives and opportunities to contribute to the work of the IUCN in Canada.  Our agenda is being finalized and your board of directors looks forward to the dialogue.  Please share this invite with colleagues and friends.  CCIUCN members and non-Members are welcome!

CCIUCN National Dialogue and Open House//discussion nationale et aux portes ouvertes de la CCIUCN

Jan 20, 2021 (12:00pm - 3:30pm) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: CCIUCN

We would like to invite you to the CCIUCN National Dialogue and Open House on Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST. In particular, we are looking for young professionals (18 - 35 years old) in nature conservation to be a part of the ‘Welcoming and Engaging Young Professionals in IUCN and CCIUCN Initiatives’ session on Thursday, January 21st,...

Indigenous Perspectives: Science and Systemic Racism

Jan 20, 2021 (1:30 - 3:30) - (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time

Hosted by: UBC

Albert Marshall, Elder, LLD

Albert Marshall, Elder, LLD is from the Moose Clan of the Mi’kmaw Nation. He was married to the late Murdena Marshall and together they lived in Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki-Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; they have six children, 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Albert and Murdena have long been...

Diving in with Marine Biologist Brittany Visona of Ocean Wise

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

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Thanks to aquariums and films like “Flipper” and “Free Willy”, many people aspire to be a marine biologist when they’re older but what does that really mean? Discover why saving whales is tough work and not all glitz and glam by learning more about the day-to-day tasks and the not so glamourous side of being a marine biologist – everything from applying for funding to collecting decaying...

Youth Leadership in Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation

Jan 21, 2021 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: GYBN México and Youth4Nature

Are you passionate about nature? Do you want to learn and share how we can protect it and wisely adapt to climate change?

Join us in the Youth Leadership in Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation: Dialogue at the Intersection of the Climate and Biodiversity Crises

Next Thursday January 21st, 2021
8 am PST / 10 am CST / 5 pm CET / 7 pm EAT
Register at:

Webinar: Spotting Winter Wildlife

Jan 21, 2021 (12:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Even as the temperatures drop and the snow falls, there's still lots of wildlife watching to enjoy! Join our experts to hear about the best places to see wildlife out at preserves or in the city, and get tips and tricks for spotting everything from fox tracks in the fresh snow to snowy owl irruptions. Once you register, the event...

Protecting Lemurs During a Crisis: Malagasy Scientists at the Forefront of Lemur Conservation

Jan 21, 2021 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Lemurs are native to the island of Madagascar. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Madagascar has suffered from an economic crisis that is driving deeper poverty and famine. Lemurs depend on forests for their habitats. Forests are also highly important for people living near them for materials to build their homes, land for farming, and a source of food from hunting wild animals. In this talk,...

Farewell to the Arctic of Old with Dr. Mark Serreze

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

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Live Stream Event Only, No Camera Spots

Over the past 40 years, I’ve had a front row seat as a climate scientist to observe how the Arctic changed from the Arctic old – one that explorers of the 19 th century would be familiar with – to something very different. This is the story of that journey. It steps through the early years, before we were even talking about greenhouse warming,...

What the New US Administration Means for Conservation

Jan 21, 2021 (17:30) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is proud to be a non-partisan voice for all of nature, humanity included, and is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s most important challenges. Though we’ve begun a new year, we’re still facing one of the most important and defining challenges of our time: climate change. 

Our climate is changing at an alarming rate, increasing the frequency and...

Migrating Birds of Ontario with Cheryl Chapman

Jan 21, 2021 (9:30 - 10:15) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

What happens at a bird migration monitoring station? And why? Explore the daily operations of the research facility in a conversation with staff from the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Learn how and why we band migratory birds. Discover where our summer birds spend the winter. Investigate the many challenges of migration. We’ll discuss how our research helps, as well as steps you can...

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada | Spotted Eagle Ray Feeding

Jan 22, 2021 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join an aquarist who will be demonstrating a feeding session with the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada's Spotted Eagle Rays (Aetobatus narinari). The session will focus on their ecology and habits, with other tank mates like Cownose Rays and the smallest hammerhead sharks species, the Bonnethead likely to make some appearances.

Tracy Fanara | Environmental Engineer

Jan 22, 2021 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Tracy is an environmental engineer, scientist, public speaker and television host, working to extend humanity’s existence on Earth through innovate collaborative solutions to world health threats all while building a sustainable future for generations to come. In research, Tracy has developed water treatment technology, strategies for sustainable design, and citizen science programs with...

Winter Readiness

Jan 23, 2021 (15:00 - 16:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada - Parks Life

 Join the Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team for a family-friendly live-stream presentation! You'll learn about:

Reverse The Red, 2021 Webinar Series

Jan 26, 2021 (08:00 - 09:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: IUCN

We continue exploring different perspectives around this important issue, join us in our new webinar: Reverse the Red and the IUCN One Programme to discuss and shape what it will take for our collective efforts to Reverse the Red.

Featuring IUCN Director General, Bruno Oberle; the Chair of the Species Survival Commission Jon Paul Rodríguez, and the CEO of Park Das Aves in Brazil...

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Jan 26, 2021 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join us live from the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica!!! We'll learn all about the two and three fingered sloths and meet some of the incredible animals they're rehabilitating. At TRR they have focused on care, rehabilitation, and release of national wildlife since 2004. TRR provides sanctuary while giving treatment, rehabilitation, and when possible, release to their natural environment....

Shah Selbe | Conservation Technologist

Jan 26, 2021 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join National Geographic Explorer, engineer and technologist Shah Selbe, live from his maker lab in Los Angeles, California! Shah works on tackling challenging conservation issues by developing and deploying new technologies. He has built drones for coastal monitoring, open-source environmental monitoring sensor networks in the Okavango Delta, acoustic monitoring buoys in the Pacific,...

Making a New Home: The Story of the First Arctic People

Jan 26, 2021 (14:00 - 14:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Humans are remarkable amongst animals for their adaptation to all regions of the earth. The last place to be inhabited was the Arctic. Often thought of as a desolate and extremely difficult place, the Arctic became home to the First Arctic People. In this place, they traveled and gathered with distant friends and family, hunted, gathered foods, and created myths, legends, and extraordinary...

Virtual Water Leaders Career Fair // Événement-carrière Garde-rivière

Jan 26, 2021 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Ottawa River Keeper

Do you consider yourself a young activist, water leader, or water warrior? Are you looking for a fulfilling career in water protection and conservation? Join Ottawa Riverkeeper's Water Leaders Career Fair on January 26th 5:30-7pm to learn more about what kinds of jobs are out there! The fair will consist of 6 panelists, all from very different fields, talking about how they've built their...

The Great American Outdoors Act: A big win for environmental conservation

Jan 27, 2021 (14:00 - 15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The first in the Blowing Rocks Preserve Winter Lecture Series. Lectures are free of charge, but space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the buttons below to register for the lectures you would like to attend.

Garrett Wallace, TNC Florida Government Relations Director, details the ins and outs of the newly-passed Great American Outdoors Act and what it means...

Conversation for Conservation with David Agro

Jan 27, 2021 (18:30 - 20:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: rare Charitable Research Reserve

Join rare virtually at 6:30p.m. for a FREE screening of THE MESSENGER — a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it will mean to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. Watch the trailer here: 

Meg Wah | Conservation and Education Live from Cameroon

Jan 28, 2021 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

According to the U.N. FAO, 42.1% of Cameroon is forested. Of these forest cover, 1% is lost annually. At this alarming deforestation rate, if care is not taken the next generation will risk not having forest. We at Meg Wah have tilted attention towards causing a mind-set shift in children by providing opportunities where they can play, learn, interact and take commitments into safeguarding...

Huw Griffiths | Biodiversity in the Deep Freeze: Antarctica

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

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Huw is a marine biologist with the British Antarctic Survey. He has 20 years experience of working in the polar regions, specializing in Antarctic sea floor biodiversity and ecology. In sharp contrast to the icy desert at the surface, the bottom of the Southern Ocean is teaming with thousands of species, most of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Join Huw and explorer this exciting...

Karie Whitman | Duke Lemur Center: Fossil Preparation

Jan 28, 2021 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Karie is the Fossil Preparator at the Duke Lemur Center’s Division of Fossil Primates. She carefully uncovers fossils from the rock they are encased in, makes them sturdier, and puts broken pieces back together. She can also make realistic copies of fossils for museum display. On her journey to becoming a Fossil Preparator, she also studied environmental science and conducted research in...

How Regreening Changed the Course of a City

Jan 29, 2021 (11 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

The city of Sudbury was for most of the 20th century a ‘moonscape’ devoid of wildlife and vegetation surrounded by black rocks and dead lakes. Today one would not recognize the same place. It has been transformed to a green biodiverse landscape with thriving aquatic life in all of its lakes. Learn how the transformation occurred, how life returned to the city and what you can learn from its...

Winter Birds of the Midwest

Jan 29, 2021 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Learn more about the birds of the Midwest: cool bird facts and calls, how they survive throughout the cold season, where and how to spot them, and the conservation challenges we’re facing today. Special guest speakers include Patrick Doran, Associate State Director of The Nature Conservancy; Jeremiah Steen, Wild Indigo Coordinator and Erin Rowan, MI Birds Program Associate both of Audubon...

World Zebra Day at the Toronto Zoo

Jan 29, 2021 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Have you ever wondered how a baby Zebra can save its species? Tune in to meet the Toronto Zoos newest member Poe. Grévy's zebras are an endangered species native to Kenya and Ethiopia, find out how the Toronto Zoo is actively conserving an endangered species.

World Wetlands Day

Feb 2, 2021

Hosted by: MedWet - The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative

Every year, on the 2nd of February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) to raise global awareness about the high importance of wetlands for people and our planet. WWD is also an occasion to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.

Wetlands and water”, the theme for...

Sharks are Snowbirds, Too: Migration of blacktip sharks in Southeast Florida

Feb 10, 2021 (14:00 - 15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The first in the Blowing Rocks Preserve Winter Lecture Series. Lectures are free of charge, but space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the buttons below to register for the lectures you would like to attend.

Dr. Stephen M. Kajiura, Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, monitors shark abundance as they overwinter off our coast and...

Forillon face à l’érosion côtière

Feb 17, 2021 (09:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

Découvrez comment Parcs Canada relève le défi de l’érosion côtière au parc national Forillon !

Avec les changements climatiques, l’érosion côtière s’accentue. Pour y faire face, il faut modifier notre façon d’occuper le littoral. 

Suivez l’équipe de Parcs Canada dans ce récit scientifique afin de mieux comprendre le phénomène de l’érosion côtière et les stratégies...

Forillon Facing Coastal Erosion

Feb 17, 2021 (13:15 - 14:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Parks Canada

With climate change, coastal erosion is increasing. To deal with this, we need to change the way we occupy the coastline.

Follow the Parks Canada team in this scientific story to better understand the phenomenon of coastal erosion, determine the adaptation strategies to be implemented and therefore preserve our natural and cultural treasures in Forillon National Park.


The Birth of Wildlife Photography

Feb 19, 2021 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join us for an author talk with Professor James McCommons on Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography.

In 1906 George Shiras III (1859-1942) published a series of remarkable nighttime photographs in National...

A Bedrock Business Plan: Saving the last of South Florida’s pine rocklands

Feb 24, 2021 (14 - 15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The first in the Blowing Rocks Preserve Winter Lecture Series. Lectures are free of charge, but space is limited, so advance registration is required. Click the buttons below to register for the lectures you would like to attend.

Sarah Martin, TNC South Florida Land Conservation Coordinator, speaks about the critically imperiled pine rockland ecosystem, historically occurring only...

World Wildlife Day

Mar 3, 2021

Hosted by: CITES Secretariat

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.


Parks and Protected Areas Research Network Virtual Research Summit

Mar 9, 2021

Hosted by: Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership

The Virtual Research Summit will bring together “Knowers” (scholars/knowledge keepers), “Doers” (practitioners), and “Learners” (students, new hires) from across the country to make personal connections and build a network of passionate individuals in the parks and protected areas field. 

More than simply sharing information,  the Virtual Research Summit will include a...

Taking a Closer Look: Harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon

Mar 10, 2021 (14:00 - 15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join this lecture to learn how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, are essential components of healthy aquatic ecosystems, but that some species form harmful algae blooms (HABs) that threaten ecosystem stability, human health, and local economies. The frequency and intensity of these HABs appears to be increasing with climate change and with human induced ecosystem modifications....

International Day of Forests

Mar 21, 2021

Hosted by: United Nations Forum on Forests and FAO

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012.

The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture...

South Atlantic Seascape: Connections between habitats, fish, and people

Mar 24, 2021 (14:00 - 15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

The South Atlantic Seascape, spanning from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Florida Keys, has always drawn humans to its beautiful coastlines and offshore habitats. There is a clear connection between people and nature here, and The Nature Conservancy has developed a suite of marine conservation strategies designed to help ensure that the natural systems, coastal economies and human...

Earth Hour

Mar 27, 2021

Hosted by: World Wildlife Fund

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

But Earth Hour goes far...

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...

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

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.


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...


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...


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...

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...

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