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April 2011

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Canada’s Ultimate Family Adventure – My Parks Pass Program

What's the link between a fort, a huge rock, an old guy, a tepee and a bison? Check out the My Parks Pass video to find out if you and your family are eligible to win nature trips and other prizes!
My Parks Pass

12 Bird Watching Tips for Beginners
Are you ready for International Migratory Bird Day? In North America it’s May 14. We’ve come up with 12 tips to help beginner birders make the most of the annual spring return of our feathered friends. Don’t miss this great chance to learn more about the migratory bird species that are coming home to your area!
Tips for Beginner Birders

Go Wild – Go Birding!
What makes a bird a bird? How do you use binoculars? How can I make a simple bird mask? Find educational materials and fun activities for the family and learn more about birds and birding!
Free Family Birding Materials

Cast Your Vote for Nature
On May 2, put nature first – elect a government that upholds its duty to protect and conserve nature on behalf of all Canadians. Not sure who to vote for? We’ve put together 7 Questions for your candidates and a list of 4 things the government must do to effectively protect nature. Tell Canada’s leaders where you stand – vote for nature in 2011!
Vote for Nature

Nature Is Watching
As Canada gets ready to go to the polls, our collective eyes and minds turn to nature. But where is nature’s voice? Watch the video to find out!
Watch All Eyes Are On Nature

Join Keith’s Green Initiative!
Do you love nature? Do you love beer? Then you can help! Buy specially marked 24-bottle packs of Alexander Keith’s beer for the chance to win an eco-adventure and Keith’s will make a donation on your behalf to Nature Canada, Trees Ontario, Waterkeepers Canada, or NSLC Adopt a Stream. Keith’s will also donate to one of these four great causes if you share the initiative with your friends on Facebook.
Alexander Keith’s Green Initiative on Facebook 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Nature
Show your mother how much you care with an eCard from Nature Canada. Celebrate her with beautiful photos of nature and a personalized message.
Send an eCard

Preventing Bird Deaths from Lead Poisoning
Birds continue to die from lead poisoning – yet it’s easily preventable. Wildlife veterinarian Helene Van Doninck tells us what you can do and why it’s necessary. Read her first-hand account of treating a lead-poisoned bird.
Prevent Lead Poisoning in Birds

Add Your Nature Photos to the Pool!
Share your passion for nature – add your photos of nature and wildlife to Nature Canada’s Flickr pool. Tag your photos with “POM” to enter our Photo of the Month contest. Runner ups will be posted to Nature Canada’s Facebook page and tweeted at @NatureCanada.
Nature Canada Flickr Group 

Photo of the Month
This month’s winner is a young reptile whose snappy charm we found hard to resist – we think you will too!
April Photo of the Month



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Nature Canada protects and conserves wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature. With strategies based on sound science and passion for nature, Nature Canada effects change on issues of national significance, including bird conservation, wilderness protection, species at risk and national parks.

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