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March 2013

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Welcome Back Birds!
Welcome back birds on International Migratory Bird Day this May – and all month long! Check out our web site for ideas on how you can celebrate the return of the birds, from bird banding and bird fairs to movie nights and nature walks.
Celebrate the Birds
PLUS: What is the Life Cycle of the Migratory Bird?

9 Amazing Bird Migration Facts
Migratory birds are among nature's most ambitious long-distance migrants. Their journeys are truly awe-inspiring! Get to know these birds as you welcome them back this spring.
Migratory Bird Facts

 

Spring Tips for Living by Water
Prepare for spring! If you live by water, follow these eco-friendly tips for maintaining your waterfront propoerty. Protect your investment and the environment.
Living by Water: Spring Edition

Declare Your Love for Lakes
Did you miss Canada Water Week last week? You can still declare your love for your favourite lake or other water body! Submit a story, a video message or just tell us in one sentence why your lake is so special. Join thousands of people who have already declared their love!
I Love My Lake

Spring Cleaning on Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day a day early by joining us for a spring clean at the Lac

Deschênes Important Bird Area, right in the heart of the National Capital Region! We'll be collecting litter around the IBA as we prepare to welcome back the birds from their migratory journey.
Event Details
PLUS: Check out our Lac Deschênes Facebook page!

Classroom Book Project Supports Nature Conservation
We love stories like this. Four students from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education created a wonderfully inspiring book called What's Hiding Behind the Polar Bear? Illustrated with impressive artwork by Ottawa-area elementary students, the book contains endangered species profiles, activities and other information about wildlife. The students then sold copies and raised $875 to support our efforts on behalf of endangered species. Thank you!
Thank you Kaili, Sara, Jeannine and Caitlin!
 

Enjoy the Theatre and Support Nature
Calling all friends of nature and the stage -- enjoy an exciting night out and support Nature Canada at the same time! Bear & Co. theatre company will donate $5 to Nature Canada when you purchase tickets to their production of The Taming of the Shrew. Just enter the code "NatureCanada" and you'll receive a $4 discount on your tickets!
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New App Explores Canada's Nature and History
Hey teachers! Nature Canada has partnered with Parks Canada and the Historica Dominion Institute to introduce the My Parks Pass Activity Guide, a free education app available on Google Play or iTunes. Explore our national parks and historic sites from anywhere in the world!
Free Nature App

BirdLife World Congress is Coming to Ottawa in June
A Nature Canada is thrilled to welcome experts and bird lovers from across Canada and around the world to Ottawa June 19 to 22 for the BirdLife International World Congress. We are delighted to be co-hosting with Bird Studies Canada. 
More about the World Congress

Photo of the Month
It's a berry buffet for the white-breasted nuthatch, in our Photo of the Month.
Photo of the Month

 

 

 

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