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Latest GBBR News

Latest GBBR News

Four Ways to Help Turtles in June

June is a turtley amazing month! With the warm weather, long days, and start to spring, our turtle friends are on the move. Here are four easy ways that you can help them this summer. 1) Brake for Turtles! One of the biggest threats to turtles is facing traffic while in search of habitat, food, […]

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Growing Together

Providing Vegetable Planters for our Community at a Time of Need A new campaign called “Growing Together” is going to help people grow a little bit of their own fresh food. The Georgian Bay Biosphere is working with partners to have ready-to-grow planters of vegetables and herbs safely delivered under Covid-19. The campaign goal is […]

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Love nature? Join the iNaturalist Project for the Georgian Bay Biosphere

With spring comes many discoveries: migrating birds, singing frogs, and surprising flowers. What better way to welcome in the new season than listening to these sounds and looking for these sights?  Recording species that you see throughout the entire year is a great way to learn more about our natural environment at home. These sightings […]

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Spring Birds in the Biosphere

There is no better time to become a backyard birder than right now! Rarely do we get the opportunity and time to see spring migration happening right in our backyards. Focus your eyes to the sky, trees, shrubs, and the ground to see what feathered friends are arriving as winter melts away. Create a yard […]

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April is Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! The Biosphere staff, our friends, family, and neighbors are going to be celebrating a little differently this year: at home. We know that you will be at home with your family too. The great news is, some of the most helpful things we can do for our planet start at home! As […]

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March: Composting today for a greener tomorrow!

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th this year – a fun day to wear green clothes. In addition to dressing in green, how green can you go this month? We have all heard the saying Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We might not realize they’re in the order of importance! Reducing waste, energy, and carbon is so […]

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Employment Opportunity: First Nation Liaison

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of a First Nations Liaison to assist with the delivery of a Species at Risk Project for the Biosphere region. The candidate will be grounded in Anishinaabek teachings and understandings including governance/leadership awareness; able to adeptly and respectfully navigate […]

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Employment Opportunity: Biosphere Interpretive Guide

Position Description: the Biosphere Interpretive Guide will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering weekly educational programs and public outreach pertaining to local ecology and the Georgian Bay Biosphere to a variety of audiences. Wages: $16.00/hour                            Duration:  May 4th 2020 – August 28th, 2020 Application Deadline: 5:00 pm March 6th, 2020 To Apply: […]

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Area Municipalities Take Climate Action

“ICECAP” is launching. The “Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plan” project is a way for all area municipalities and First Nations to understand their greenhouse gas emissions, set targets to reduce them, and implement plans for action – thereby saving them and their residents money. Coordinated by the Georgian Bay Biosphere, ICECAP is a […]

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Employment Opportunity: Indigenous Education Intern

In partnership, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) and the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) are seeking applicants for the Indigenous Education Intern (IEI) position. The IEI will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering Indigenous environmental education programs and public outreach pertaining to the Georgian Bay Biosphere, to a variety of audiences. Application Deadline […]

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Employment Opportunity: Species at Risk Field Technician

The Species at Risk Field Technician will support the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and its partners in the delivery of the Community Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) project.The CNPP project aims to assess local populations of species at risk, their associated threats, and respond with appropriate conservation practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting […]

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Spirit of the Biosphere Winner

Congratulations to Johna Hupfield, our annual Spirit of the Biosphere Award winner!  Gichi-apiitendaagwad! Johna is an educator, artist, mentor and mother, among many roles in our community. She teaches Indigenous Studies at Parry Sound High School and has been involved with the GBBR’s activities since 2008 as an active part of our Education Advisory Committee […]

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Catch the Ace Comes to a Close

On our first draw of the new year, the Ace of Spades was finally found in envelope #36. Congrats to Stu Fargher who won $5,647! Huge thank you to all the volunteer and business ticket sellers, truly we could not have done this without the volunteer support. Thank you also to the hundreds of ticket […]

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A Brief on Bird Feeders

For many people, winter signifies the time to put out bird feeders and bring nature closer in your backyard. This interaction enhances appreciation for nature and engages us in learning about birds and their needs, but also can lead to increased psychological well-being. When done properly, supplementing local birds with seeds and suet can help […]

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December: Caring for the Environment this Holiday Season

The holidays are around the corner! School will be out soon, friends and family will be getting together, and there will be more food around then anyone can eat. Indulging this time of year isn’t a bad thing, but if we don’t think about what we’re doing it can add up to a lot of […]

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Holiday Tips

The holiday season is coming up! Consider these giving ideas: 1. Pay it forward. There are hundreds of worthy charities in Canada and around the world who rely on donations. Instead of the classic gift card, pass along the good will to those in need. 2. Buy gifts close to home. When we purchase gifts […]

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Employment Opportunity

GBBR is seeking a dynamic, motivated Community Development Intern to assist in the development and coordination of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s programs, such as the Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plans (ICECAP) and the Community Nominated Priority Place (CNPP) to support species at risk. ICECAP is a partnership between First Nations and municipalities […]

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November: Time for a Nature Hike

Things are starting to get a little chilly and our plant and animal neighbors are preparing for winter. Ruby throated Hummingbird – Ted Krug Turtles make their beds at the bottom of lakes and beavers get cozied up in their dams. Other animals like the ruby throated humming bird and several bat species head south […]

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Employment Opportunity

We are hiring! GBBRis a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of a Tourism Product Developer. Do you have a passion for outdoor adventure? We are looking for someone with experience to enhance the products, packages and itineraries within the Georgian Bay Biosphere region with our partners. If you have the necessary technical […]

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Employment Opportunity

We are hiring! GBBRis a dynamic, community-based organization looking to fill the position of Executive Administrator-Office Manager. The candidate will have strong administrative, social, organizational and computer skills combined with the ability to work independently and have a strong interest in community development.The successful candidate will provide critical administrative support for the management, staff and […]

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