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Latest GBBR News

Latest GBBR News

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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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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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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Georgian Bay Region Selected for Coastal Conservation Project

This spring, the UN released a scientific report that shows a million species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. The Government of Canada committed to doubling the amount of protected nature across lands and oceans, in an effort to protect the habitats vital to the survival of important Canadian species. On September 4, […]

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Area Municipalities Are Taking Climate Action

Area municipalities are taking climate change seriously. With support from the Georgian Bay Biosphere, councils were asked to support a resolution to join the national “Partners for Climate Protection” program and commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is a program that over 350 municipalities in Canada have already joined. Those that have signed a […]

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Employment Opportunity

The Mnidoo-gamii – Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Initiative, led by the GBBR and its Cultural Advisory Circle partners, is seeking applicants for the position of Indigenous Youth Assistant. Deadline to apply is August 23rd, 2019 @ 4pm. View the Job Description and application instructions. […]

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GBBR Launches Catch the Ace

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will be holding a “Catch the Ace” progressive lottery to raise funds for conservation and education programs. Tickets will be sold weekly starting July 26th and a draw will be held every Thursday evening. “Our fundraising committee had a long list of ideas and decided to try this one because […]

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Indigenous Youth Update

Boozhoo Kiinaweya! Greetings everyone! Zhowshkawabunokwe miinwaa Kyla ndizhnikaaz, Waabzheshii ndoodem, Shawanaga ndoonjeba, Anishinabekwe ndaaw. My Anishinabe name translates to Blue Dawn, my given name is Kyla. I am a member of the Marten clan, Shawanaga is my home, and I am an Anishinabekwe. I have been working with the Biosphere for a little over a […]

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Lessons in a Backpack outside. Photo credit: A. Graham

Outdoor Learning expands within Georgian Bay Biosphere

Lessons-in-a-Backpack supported by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council The Government of Canada wants every young person to discover a passion for science and has dedicated $11.9 million in funding through 163 grants under the PromoScience Program. One of those grants is going to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s (GBBR) core education program, “Lessons-in-a-Backpack” for […]

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Earth Week Tradition Continues

The Georgian Bay Biosphere is celebrating its 15th anniversary and they have an ambitious donor campaign underway. GBBR uses Earth Week to raise awareness about living more sustainably as well as raising donations. Their environmental education work will once again be supported at the Biosphere bake sale, taking place at their office on 11 James […]

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my Gbay Store raises funds for GBBR

Barb, owner of my Gbay Is it the iconic windswept pines? The fresh and sparking clean water? Perhaps the jaw-dropping sunsets or the friendly boaters waving as they cruise by? There are so many reasons to love Georgian Bay, and anyone that lives here or has ever visited can tell you theirs. In fact, they […]

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