The inaugural class of the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre, part of York University’s new EcoCampus and its Las Nubes Project. (Photo courtesy Mark Terry)
Toronto's York University is taking its commitment to experiential education to new heights. In May 2016, the university’s Faculty of Environmental Studies opened a new facility for students in Costa Rica, the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre. I was fortunate enough to join its inaugural class of 30 on a three-week tour of the country as a teaching assistant, during which the students gave presentations, attended lectures and planted trees.
The new centre is the latest addition to the university’s ...
Starting July 5, 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint will begin releasing its new Celebrating Canada’s 150th coin series, which use photos sourced from Canadian Geographic's Photo Club.
When the Royal Canadian Mint calls you, you certainly sit up and take notice. When they ask you to help them create a new coin series, remaining seated and composed becomes a challenge.
So it is that Canadian Geographic found itself assisting the Mint in sourcing the images that have been reproduced on the faces of the new Celebrating Canada’s 150th coin series, which was officially announced June 27, 2016.
“We wanted to show all of Canada in its colourful glory, which is best represented ...
Parks Canada is seeing an increase in the numbers of kokanee found in Kluane National Park and Reserve (Photo: Parks Canada)
The return of over 5,000 kokanee salmon to Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon in 2015 was cause for excitement after the population was nearly declared extinct in 2009.
“Historically about 3,000 kokanee return to the spawning beds, but in the early 2000’s the population plummeted to several hundred, and in 2009 we only counted 20 fish,” says Carmen Wong, ecological team leader with Parks Canada. “So the return of this many fish is truly astounding.”
A bipedal black bear (affectionately dubbed "Pedals") was recently spotted near a New Jersey golf course, reigniting a fire of Internet love that first started in 2014 when the bear was filmed ambling through a New Jersey suburb on its hind legs like a human.
Seen again last fall, people feared that Pedals, whose front paws appear to be injured and/or partly missing, wouldn't make it through the winter but this most recent video shows the bear toddling along at a ...