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Latest GBBR News

Latest GBBR News

Anishinaabek Territory Reflected in Biosphere’s New Name

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve organization is removing the word “reserve” from its name and incorporating a traditional Ojibway name for Georgian Bay. Several world biosphere reserves in Canada have made similar decisions, dropping the word “reserve” and replacing it with “region” or a locally preferred name. In 2004, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and […]

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Employment Opportunity: Anishinaabek Youth Intern

In partnership, the Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth (GBAY) and the Georgian Bay Biosphere (GBB) are seeking applicants for the position of the Anishinaabek Youth Intern (AYI). The AYI 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. Wages: […]

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MSc Position Available in Partnership with Laurentian

Assessment of road mortality mitigation and community ecology of turtles in Eastern Georgian Bay We are seeking a highly motivated and hardworking individual with an interest in Species-at-Risk reptile ecology to undertake a field-based thesis project in partnership with the Georgian Bay Biosphere through the Community Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) program, and with Shawanaga First […]

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A Tale of a Thousand Turtles

As the sun shines on the edge of a large wetland, over 100 turtles await their return home as staff of the Georgian Bay Biosphere carry them through the reeds. Three large containers hold the turtle hatchlings, each between four and ten days old. These are just some of the hatched turtles of the 1,115 […]

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Carbon Calculator Contest

 We’re holding a contest! Beginning September 2 nd , 2 names will be drawn every Wednesday on Moose 103.3FM to win a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant or café. To enter, all you have to do is complete the carbon calculator survey. The carbon calculator lets permanent and seasonal residents, and businesses calculate […]

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GBBR Available to Support Outdoor Education

As schools prepare to re-open, we want to share our support. As a community partner to local schools and other education organizations, we want to continue to offer quality learning resources and adapt to our partner’s needs. We have always encouraged educators to use natural spaces as “outdoor classrooms” and design “walking field trips” for […]

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Celebrate Flight of the Monarch Day

Many of us silently celebrate the return of the Monarch butterfly each summer, a butterfly familiar to us since childhood. Monarch populations have not been doing well over the last decade, with populations being closely watched by scientists and the public alike. This year, on August 22nd, hundreds of people in communities will recognize “National […]

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New for Kids: The Kids in the Biosphere Activity Kit

Are you a kid in the Biosphere? Or are you someone that loves to be outside? If yes, then you will want to check this out! This Activity Kit is designed to keep the young, and young at heart, busy all summer long… It contains: The Complete Summer Scavenger Hunt.  There are 25 items listed, […]

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Native Plant Fundraiser a Success!

GBBR’s Native Plant Fundraiser was a great success in June! With some changes made to the pick up and delivery of the native plants, GBBR staff and volunteers helped distribute almost 4,000 plants. A huge thank you to the event volunteers and everyone who purchased plants through this fundraiser! Remember to keep your plants well […]

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June – Miin Giizis, the Berry Moon

By: Gracie Crafts This month is called the Berry Moon because it is when the berries start to come out. Strawberries (odeimiin) come out first usually followed by raspberries (miskomiin), blackberries (odatagaagomiin), and blueberries (miinan). In late September, cranberries (mashkiigimiin) emerge. These berries are usually the sign of summer and summer solstice. Strawberries cues many […]

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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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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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