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February 2020

Biosphere Walk: Ask the Naturalist

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rose Point Trail – James Bay Junction Parking Lot, 96 James Bay Junction Road Parking Lot
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2W8 Canada

This walk date was changed because of weather! Please join us on Friday, February 21st at 2:00pm. Explore the Rose Point Trail with a GBBR naturalist. Look for winter birds and other signs of wildlife. Be sure to bring your nature questions! Suggested donation to join is $10, which helps us continue our education and conservation programming!

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March 2020

Films That Make You Think: Toxic Beauty

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
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$10

Toxic Beauty is a documentary feature film with exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, advocates, regulators, politicians, a dynamic whistle blower, survivors and women who have lost their lives. It follows the class action lawsuit against J&J and the plaintiffs, personal stories of women fighting for justice in a race against time with this deadly disease. Woven throughout the film is a human experiment. In the end, the film meets the companies and people who offer solutions and optimism for safer,…

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Biosphere Walk: Syrup Stroll & Tree Trek

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Killbear Park, Blind Bay Road Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10

Join us and Killbear Park staff as we hike an old Sugar Bush to share the history and significance of the sugar maple. We'll highlight the Anishinabek cultural connections of other tree species as well and the present day threats of forest pests. Killbear Sugar Bush - meet at the Community Mailboxes, first left on Blind Bay Rd.

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Biosphere Walk: Syrup Stroll & Tree Trek

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Balsam Trail McKellar, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10

We're teaming up with Westwind Forest Stewardship to talk trees! How sweet the sugar maple is, but many other tree species have a tall tale to tell. Hugging trees will be optional! Balsam Trail, McKellar - parking at first driveway on the left once on Balsam Rd.

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April 2020

Films That Make You Think: The Pollinators

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The film speaks to farmers, scientist, chefs, economists and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.

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Biosphere Walk: A Watery Walkabout

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rugged Trail Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10

On this walk we'll dive into the topic of Georgian Bay's water. Seemingly invisible living and nonliving elements in the water make up the building blocks for Georgian Bay's entire ecosystem. What are these building blocks and how are they changing over time? Meet at the Salt Dock Parking Lot, Parry Sound

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Biosphere Walk: Spring Night Hike

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre, 4 Nine Mile Lake Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2W9 Canada
$10

Bats, owls, moths, oh my! GBBR staff explore their favorite nocturnal animals on this dimly lit hike. This is forecasted to be a peak night for the Lyrids meteor shower, so have an eye on the sky too!

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Savour the Sound

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$100

Come out and celebrate local foods prepared by Crossroads Rosseau Chef Julie Lalonde and her team. Enjoy a 5 course meal with red and white wines pairings for each course combined with a curated selection of incredible cheeses! Local craft beer, cider and spirits will be featured in the pre-dinner social. This is the all inclusive culinary dinner event of the year held at the Charles W. Stockey Centre on the waterfront in downtown Parry Sound. It is hosted by The Rotary Club…

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May 2020

Films That Make You Think: 2040

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture…

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Native Plant Sale – Order Deadline

May 15

All pre- ordered plants are available for pick up May 30th from 8:30am to 10:30am Plants will be available at the pick-up location selected on your order form: Parry Sound pick-up at Canadore College, 1 College Drive or Port Severn pick-up at Baxter Ward Community Centre, 25 Community Centre Drive Download the order form and return to GBBR before May 15th, 2020

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Native Plant Sale – Plant Pick Up

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

All pre- ordered plants are available for pick up May 30th from 8:30am to 10:30am Plants will be available at the pick-up location selected on your order form: Parry Sound pick-up at Canadore College, 1 College Drive or Port Severn pick-up at Baxter Ward Community Centre, 25 Community Centre Drive Download the order form and return to GBBR before May 15th, 2020

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June 2020

Films Thank Make You Think: Human Nature

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To…

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August 2020

Exploring the Outer Islands Diversity of Georgian Bay

August 5 - August 9
$1200

Join Biosphere guides to kayak the Mink, McCoys and Cathcarts to explore the ecological gems within this biosphere region. The outer islands provide a range of cool habitats for various species of fish, bird, insects and reptiles and amphibians.  We’ll paddle the myriad of island channels that make up these island groups, swim off the hot rocks and spend time learning about the unique ecosystem and biodiversity that makes this region a world designated area. Our five days will be…

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September 2020

Films Thank Make You Think: Youth Unstoppable

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Youth UNSTOPPABLE takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change refusing to let their futures slip away. Over the course of 12 years and set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in.

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October 2020

Films That Make You Think: The Superfood Chain

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Are so called superfoods really that great for you? And how does the burgeoning global demand impact the indigenous cultures who grow the food and depend on it as a staple? The Superfood Chain is a beautiful cinematic documentary that investigates how the superfood industry affects the lives of farming families from Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii.

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November 2020

Films That Make You Think: This Mountain Life

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. A mother-daughter team sets out for six months in a tent in the winter mountains; a group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. For them, the draw of the mountains…

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December 2020

Films That Make You Think: Wasted!

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to…

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