Research at McMaster University explores the ways in which fish cope with living in environments subjected to treated wastewater. The research group, led by Dr. Graham Scott (Department of Biology) and Dr. Sigal Balshine (Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour), integrates physiological and behavioural approaches to better understand the biology of fish living in today's changing world. Read more about the project here.
Education about Hamilton Harbour
BARC provides year-round education in the classroom about Hamilton Harbour, its watershed, and the plants and wildlife that live in our water. With 7 education programs to teach students about water locally, our hope is to encourage and motivate youth to become ambassadors for the Harbour. A Hands-on, experiential approach allows students to learn about and contribute to the health of Hamilton Harbour.
The Bay Area Restoration Council is a registered charitable non-profit organization. Formed in 1991, BARC represents the public interest in the restoration of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed. BARC is responsible for community engagement and educational activities in the implementation of the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan. BARC encourages public understanding and citizen action through school programs, volunteer participation, public workshops, evaluative reporting on current issues and opportunities for digital communications.