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Beekeeping with Brother Rice Junior High

The Brother Rice Junior High Food Security Project is funded by Conservation Corp NL’s Youth Engagement Funding Initiative (YEFI)  Happy Pollinator Week! We’re taking a look at the Brother Rice Junior High beehive! Brother Rice Junior High (BRJH) began their Food Security Project in 2016. Since then, they have worked on developing of green space […]

Photograph of Horticulturalist Todd Boland.

Pollinator Week: Q & A with Horticulturalist Todd Boland

Pollinator week is here! From June 22-28, we’re learning all about the pollinator animals and insects that are vital to our ecosystems. We invited Todd Boland, the Head Horticulturalist at the Memorial University (MUN) Botanical Garden, to share some information about pollinators and pollinator plants. Todd earned his MSc in Plant Ecology and researched orchid […]

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7 Climate Change, Science, and Nature Apps

  Earth Now (Android, Apple) Want to know the all latest climate data? Look no farther than NASA’s Earth Now. “Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations.” […]

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Composting – What’s It All About?

Composting – What’s it all about? Did you know that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians produce on average 2kg (4.4lbs) of waste each day? Did you also know that 30% of what we throw in the garbage may be composted? Composting is a great way to help the environment: It reduces both organic waste and the amount […]