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Students in New Brunswick classrooms tend to learn about complex or major scientific events in the context of the United States or in the tropical rainforests of Brazil. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve wants to change that.

We’re pleased to present Climate Change in Atlantic Canada. This impressive multi-media project showcases short documentary videos (produced with Dr. Ian Mauro) and lesson plans that can be used in middle and high school classrooms. Students will learn about climate change from experts and locals with decades of first-hand experience, such as beekeepers, farmers, snowplow drivers, fishers, gardeners, and First Nations elders.

There are eight videos in the Climate Change in Atlantic Canada series. The lesson plans are designed to foster environmental awareness and scientific literacy among students. Learn more about the project here: http://www.fundy-biosphere.ca/en/projects-and-initiatives/education.html.



How to Access the Climate Change in Atlantic Canada Education Materials

Note: Resources are free and suited to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador middle and high school curricula.

  • Visit climatechangeatlantic.com.
  • Click on the "Education" tab at the top of the web page.
  • Enter the following password: climateeducation.
  • Click on the "Login" button. (Do not press Enter on your keyboard).
Contact Us to Book a Presentation and Training Session in Your School

Schools can request a free presentation and training session for their teachers by Fundy Biosphere staff on how to use the education materials in their classrooms. Simply contact  FBR Executive Director Megan de Graaf by email at info@fundy-biosphere.ca


Upcoming Events

TREEvia Night with the Conservation Council and Falls Brook Centre
Mon, Feb 27th, 2017
Unplugged Board Games Cafe

National Invasive Species Forum
Tue, Feb 28th, 2017

Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling in Ecology 1-day workshop presented by the Canadian Rivers Institute
Fri, Mar 3rd, 2017
University of New Brunswick

Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Reinstate funding to the Canadian Environmental Network

Friday, 03 February 2017
by Raissa Marks
The Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks need your help!

Historically, the Canadian Environmental Network and its provincial affiliate networks including the NBEN received annual core funding from the Government of Canada. This was used to facilitate networking on environmental issues across the country, coordinate national and provincial issue-based caucuses, coordinate ENGO participation in federal public consultation processes, and maintain open lines of communication between ENGOs and the federal government.

In 2011, as part of the across-the-board cuts to civil society organizations by the previous federal government, all federal funding to the RCEN and its provincial affiliate networks was cut. This left the national network and most of the affiliates with functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work.

There is hope that the current government will provide for renewed funding in its upcoming budget. This funding is crucial for the survival of the national network and many of the provincial affiliate networks. A proposal has been submitted. It now needs strong and immediate support from environmental groups and individuals across the country.

This is where you come in!

Please take a few minutes to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP telling them why you value the RCEN, your provincial affiliate network, or environmental networking at the national level in general. Feel free to use the template letter provided below. You can personalize it based on your experience or simply copy and paste.

Trudeau’s email is justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca and you can find your MP’s email here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

Let’s show our federal politicians that a strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada!

Draft Template Letter:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to ask that annual core funding to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) be reinstated.

Historically, the RCEN provided a crucial link between environmental groups across the country, both large and small. This link was vital in helping communities address environmental issues right across the country and ensuring a robust approach to the development of environmental policy in Canada.

Since funding was cut in 2011, the RCEN and most of its provincial affiliate networks have been functioning primarily on a voluntary basis with limited capacity to do their work. This is not acceptable. A strong, well-connected grassroots environmental community is essential to a strong Canada. I urge you to reinstate core funding for this crucial work immediately.

Sincerely,

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf

Please send comments or questions to: lynn.white@gnb.ca or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
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