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August 2011

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Exploring the Arctic with Students on Ice
Ian Davidson, Nature Canada’s Executive Director, hops aboard a floating classroom to explore Torngat National Park through the eyes of Students on Ice, an international group of students, musicians, and mentors. Together, they discover the cultural values and unique wildlife of one of Canada’s most remote National Parks.
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Your Long Weekend Camping Checklist
Planning to camp or hike this Labour Day long weekend? We have a handy checklist that covers the essentials for a safe and fun adventure in nature.
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Congratulations Savannah!
As the winner of Canada’s Ultimate Family Adventure, Savannah and her family will be heading to Jasper National Park this summer to explore the unique sights of one of Canada’s iconic national parks.
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Go Treasure Hunting
Looking for a challenging twist to exploring nature? Try your hand at geocaching! Using GPS  coordinates, locate hidden objects tucked under rocks or inside trees. Many of Canada’s National Parks have geocaches just waiting to be discovered!
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Piping Plovers Return to Sauble Beach for Fifth Season
Another year, another batch of healthy young Plovers have come and gone from Sauble Beach, Ontario. Brendan and Kim Toews, Nature Canada supporters and Piping Plover guardians, share their latest update on this endangered shorebird’s Great Lakes population.
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Habitat Protection Needed for White-headed Woodpecker
Facing ever dwindling numbers, this endangered bird needs its habitat protected before it disappears. In collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, we’ve put forth recommendations to improve the White-headed Woodpecker’s Recovery Strategy under the Species At Risk Act.
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Reaching Beyond Our Borders
Birds know no boundaries – their epic migrations link people across the Americas through conservation efforts that protect birds along their flyways. Co-authored by members of our Conservation Team, this BirdWatch Canada article explores how endangered birds can be protected at home and abroad.
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Best Bird Photos – A Flickr Gallery
We have compiled some of the most stunning and creative bird photography from our Flickr Pool into an online gallery for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
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Do Electronics Belong at Camp?
We take them everywhere we go – cellphones, iPods and other electronic devices are an important part of how we connect with others. But should they follow kids to camp? We asked what you thought last month. Now find out what nearly 500 people had to say!
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August Photo of the Month
We have taken the unusual step of favoring flora over fauna this month. Brightly coloured and beautifully photographed, there’s no mistake this picture’s a sure winner!
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