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Published on Mon, 07/09/2018 by Discover Boating

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health, Relaxation

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 /COMMUNITYWIRE/ - According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, an estimated 12.4 million Canadians enjoy our vast landscape of rivers, lakes and oceans each year — and for good reason. Recent research shows people experience emotional, behavioural and psychological benefits of being near, in, on or under water, and while participating in activities such as boating.  One of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water is Dr. Wallace J.

Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada offers national challenge for Canadians

Nature Conservancy of Canada offers national challenge for Canadians

As summer approaches and people look for things to do over the coming weeks, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is offering fun ideas that help out nature.

Our individual actions can have big impacts and NCC has launched its second annual cross-country Small Acts of Conservation challenge. It consists of a checklist of small-scale, individual actions that will benefit people and communities along with wildlife and their habitats.

Published on Fri, 01/26/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

This Groundhog Day, it’s all relatives

This Groundhog Day, it’s all relatives

February 2 marks Groundhog Day, a North American tradition dating back to 1888. The groundhog, also called the woodchuck, is the largest member of the squirrel family and one of four marmot species that live in Canada. Rather than just focusing on groundhogs this year, here are some fascinating facts about these rodents and some of their close relatives:

Published on Thu, 12/21/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Celebrating another year of conservation successes, coast to coast

Celebrating another year of conservation successes, coast to coast

This year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a lot to celebrate. Coast to coast, we have conserved more than 20,000 acres (8,208 hectares) of land from the beginning of the year to November 2017 alone, adding to the 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) conserved since 1962. Through Conservation Volunteer events, speaker series’ and fundraising campaigns — and with the help of our partners and Canadians across the country — NCC has marked another great year for conservation.

Published on Thu, 12/21/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Put learning on your list of New Year’s resolutions

Put learning on your list of New Year’s resolutions

 

This year, make a resolution for lifelong learning with these literacy tips from ABC Life Literacy Canada:

Published on Wed, 12/20/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The 12 birds of Christmas

The 12 birds of Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…fun bird facts! To celebrate the holidays this year, here are some interesting tidbits about 12 different birds found in Canada, some of which are featured in the 12 Days of Christmas song.

Published on Fri, 12/01/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Ten great green gift ideas

Ten great green gift ideas

Running out of gift ideas this holiday season? Fear not! Check out these suggestions below for the nature lover, outdoor enthusiast or the person-who-has-everything on your list:  

Gifts of Canadian Nature

Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

By Riley Harding, Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Published on Wed, 06/07/2017 by BASF Canada

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

Proper machinery and a pre-harvest drydown can maximize straight cutting success

With unpredictable autumn weather, harvest timing is often a balancing act. This was clear in 2016, when early snow arrived in October and interrupted harvest. Many growers found themselves with some of the 2016 crop still out in the field and little or no fall field work done.

Incorporating straight cutting some acres can help balance harvest timing, reducing some of the risks and helping growers get their crops in the bin.

Published on Wed, 12/14/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Five Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Running out of gift ideas this holiday season? Fear not! Check out these suggestions for the nature lovers and environmentalists in your life:

1.   Ecosystem Globe

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