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A Wild Evening on Cootes and Hamilton Harbour
BY Ashley Hockenberry
ON October 20, 2016
As part of our Tell Us Your Story initiative, which encourages the public to share their experiences with water locally, Ashley Hockenberry captures the natural beauty of Cootes Paradise and Hamilton Harbour.Ashley's Story An evening out at Coote's Paradise and Hamilton Harbour. I once lived in Hamilton but had to eventually move back to Toronto. But I can still visit because my son now attends M...
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Watermarks of BARC
BY Bay Area Restoration Council
ON October 13, 2016
When you think about your favourite body of water, what comes to mind? When you recall your most powerful memory of being on the water, what is it? Everyone has a story – a Watermark – that connects them to a waterbody; provides them with another reason to protect it. That story often becomes the most powerful reason for protecting swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.  Our team...
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Inhabiting a Post-Industrial Ecology
BY TH&B Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic, and Tor Lukasik-Foss
ON October 3, 2016
Note: Artists' Talk by TH&B at McMaster Museum of Art on Thursday October 6th from 6-7pm. More details here.  BASIN is a sculptural installation located in the garden area adjacent to the McMaster Museum of Art. Built to resemble an archaic industrial billboard, the scaffolding displays a series of steel-plate silhouettes that resemble the Great Lakes. Installed as a modern ruin, the stru...
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Birding around the Bay
BY Mallory Peirce
ON September 20, 2016
Over this hot and humid summer of 2016, I was lucky enough to secure a volunteer position with the Bay Area Restoration Council to conduct bird surveys along the Hamilton Waterfront Trail. My love of birding began about two years ago when a fellow student took me out for my first bird-watching expedition at Trent University. I’ve been hooked ever since. That hobby continued when I returned ...
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Explore McMaster's Environmental Research with iClimate
BY iClimate McMaster
ON September 12, 2016
The goal of iClimate is to publicize and raise awareness of climate change and environmental research at McMaster, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and develop students’ ability to share their research with the public in a creative and memorable way.   Short videos showcasing students’ individual or group research will be entered into a contest to be judged by McMaster f...
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Exploring the Abstract Landscape
BY Amanda Dudnik
ON September 9, 2016
 As an artist I am continually inspired by my surroundings whether industrial or natural. Growing up in Dundas I was in awe of the natural landscape I experienced daily, from the morning sunrise to the changing colours of the leaves on the trees. I also enjoyed traveling to downtown Hamilton where I really got to experience our natural and urban landscape by the waterfront. Currentl...
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