National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series

The National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series targets formal and informal educators that are engaging students (elementary through college) in formal classroom settings, as well as members of the community in informal educational venues (e.g. after school programs, science centers, aquariums, etc.).

 

Check them out here: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/teachers/webinar-series-archives.html 

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Proceedings of 2018 BoFEP Science Workshop Available

The Proceedings of the 12th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop  (2018) “A Changing Fundy Environment: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Priorities”, Editors: Joshua McNeely, Marianne Janowicz, Blythe Chang, Sarah Chamberlain, Susan J. Rolston, and Peter G. Wellsheld 9-12 May 2018 at the Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, is now available on the BoFEP website.
The 12th workshop was attended by approximately 115 people, mostly from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It was very encouraging to see so many young people in various positions attend and engage in the discussions. BoFEP was delighted to award Rachel Cadman and Jaya Fahey with the Best Student Poster and Paper presentation respectively. The plenary and public talks were on the North Atlantic Right whale, marine debris and the Bay of Fundy’s future. Paper sessions covered tidal energy, fisheries ecology and management, monitoring and contaminants, integrated coastal management, dykelands and tidal restoration, the new oceans protection plan, and marine protected areas. Three panels were held – ocean literacy and awareness, information use at the science‐policy interface, and future research needs and BoFEP’s continued role as an NGO. An excellent field trip took place, with tidal bore rafting on the nearby Shubenacadie River estuary.

2018 ACORN Conference – Building Bridges: Creating New Relationships in Agriculture

Are you passionate about organic and sustainable agriculture?

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The ACORN Conference a great opportunity for you to deepen your organic farming knowledge and network with people with similar interests. The conference is a three-day event that brings together farmers, researchers, processors, and businesses from across the region and beyond!

 

This year, you will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable livestock management, soil health, farming in changing climate, on-farm water security, seed to seed farming, and more!

 

Register before November 14 here: 2018acornconference.eventbrite.ca

 

We look forward to seeing you November 26-28, 2018 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Book Launch: There’s Something in the Water

The North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Fernwood Publishing and the Tatamagouche Centre invite you to join us for the launch of a timely new book entitled There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities by Dr. Ingrid Waldron.

Event details
When:
 Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3, Tatamagouche (Map).

Everyone is welcome is to this free event. Books will be available for sale on site.

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Speakers

  • Dr. Ingrid Waldron is Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project).
  • Dorene Bernard is a Mi’kmaq grassroots Grandmother, residential school survivor and water protector from Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. She is also a Board member of the Council of Canadians.
  • Louise Delisle is the founder and president of the Black Pioneers Acting Troupe and is from Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

This event is part of the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Certificate course, which is being offered at the Tatamagouche Centre from August 18 to September 1, 2018.

It is co-sponsored by North Shore Council of Canadians, Fernwood Publishing and Tatamagouche Centre.

For more information, please contact the Tatmagouche Centre at 902-657-2231 or info@tatacentre.ca

We hope to see you on August 21 – please bring a friend!

Blue Beach Bash: Back To The Future

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People aren’t taking the lack of action to protect the Maritime watersheds and coasts any more! We are increasingly united through the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and through events like Eco Connects NS and this one at the geologically important Blue Beach, where activists live and fight for the fish species in the Avon River which are prevented from spawning because of the Windsor Causeway, which the local politicians, Ottawa, and DFO will not address.

Blue Beach Bash has grown to include all water, air, soil, forest and energy-centred issues of the region. Activists want people passionate about all issues to come and broadcast their concerns on live radio. There are plans to form a giant circle which will be photographed from a drone and then the footage sent to media and politicians all over the region. There’s camping space or motels in Windsor, Grand Pre, Evangeline Beach, and the surrounding area. Let’s get stronger through the solidarity of meeting together for music, comradeship and speaking our truth to power. Hope to see you there!

Bring your nuclear family unit, your organization, come as one or with friends. Let’s form the United Community of Citizens for Environmental Protection.

If you’re not in the Maritimes, please share this with those you know who are.

Check out the event on Facebook here: Blue Beach Facebook Event