Water School is now in Session
BY Ilona Feldmann
ON November 5, 2014
This fall, grade 5 and 6 students from Collegiate Avenue Public School joined BARC and Green Venture to participate in our new interactive program, Water School, located right at the edge of Hamilton Harbour. To start off the program, BARC began with a presentation about the geography and history of our Harbour, reflecting on social, economic and environmental changes and how those changes have sh...
More than a thousand “Experience a Revolution” with Rob Stewart and BurlingtonGreen
BY Jackie Prime
ON October 27, 2014
Burlington, ON - Rob Stewart, award-winning biologist, conservationist, photographer and creator of acclaimed films Sharkwater and Revolution, took the stage for two inspirational events hosted by BurlingtonGreen at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on October 21st, 2014. Stewart shared stories and answered numerous audience questions about his experiences traveling the globe, leading expediti...
Citizen Science: Restoring the Bay, Healing the Mind
BY Eric Windhorst
ON October 10, 2014
What motivates somebody to become an environmentalist? An interest in ecological systems? A desire to protect the environment? A yearning to make the world a better place?  Well-known environmental educator Mitchell Thomashow suggests that people are called to environmentalism not only because they want to make the world a better place, or because they are interested in the subject matter, ...
Experience a Revolution with BurlingtonGreen
BY Jackie Prime
ON October 6, 2014
Tickets are on sale now for BurlingtonGreen’s “Experience a Revolution” event featuring film creator Rob Stewart. In 2012 BurlingtonGreen brought world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to Burlington, who inspired two sold out audiences to “think global, and act local” at their Imprints Youth Eco-Summit and Eco-Awards Celebrations.This year, the local ...
McMaster Water Week: Bridging Community, Science & Action - October 6-10 2014
BY Dustin Garrick and Heather O'Leary
ON September 30, 2014
Stockholm. Singapore. Amsterdam. Hamilton? In 1990, Stockholm kicked off its first “World Water Week” – a tradition that continues each September with over 3000 people from across the world converging on the “city of water” to tackle the global water crisis. Singapore and Amsterdam have followed suit in 2008 and 2012, respectively. With McMaster Water Week, it&#...
Citizen Science: Natural and Safe Household Cleaning Products
BY Amanda Weldon
ON September 17, 2014
McMaster University not only provides classrooms to learn but avenues through which to learn, allowing students the opportunity to explore and expand their interests. I had enrolled in Dr. Marueen Padden’s Economics in Ecology class in hopes of simply finishing my Undergraduate in Honors Life Sciences. As one of the many eager students filing into the lecture hall, I was unaware of the degre...