Category Archives: Nature Inspiration

Finnish moth species is asexual with benefits

Veronica Chevasco reports that a species of Finnish moth is asexual with benefits. Continue reading

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Women in Science: What’s Your Impression?

What’s women’s role in science today? Marisa Gilbert finds that museum visitors’ perception is sometimes far less than the reality. Continue reading

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Ottawa lazurite find points to undiscovered Canadian deposit

Michel Picard tells the fascinating story of a mysterious Ottawa mineral find that ties together glaciers and one of Canada’s great mineral photographers. Continue reading

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Back into shape nature in 2018!

What’s your back-to-nature resolution for 2018? In the holiday instalment of the museum’s research and collections blog, the editorial staff share their New Year’s back-to-nature resolutions. From taking a dog’s lead and learning to love winter, to dreaming of new beautiful gems for the museum, staff share their boundless passion for nature. Read the resolutions here, and share yours! Continue reading

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Small pond holds big fish diversity, and drama

It’s a small pond at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research facility, but there’s big fish drama swimming in it. Museum summer student Francesco Janzen reveals a diverse world of finned deception, conflict and even a fish that uses electricity to catch its prey – all under the surface of a little pond. Continue reading

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Nature Inspiration Awards—Oh, What a Night

Museum President Meg Beckel reflects on a great evening that featured inspirational people, projects and stories—all with a connection to nature. Continue reading

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Connecting Youth to Nature

The CC IUCN (Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature) is seeking two volunteer Youth Ambassadors to work on initiatives during the coming year that connect youth to nature, and to attend the IUCN World Parks Congress in November in Australia. Age range: 19–29 years old. Application deadline: August 20, 2014. Continue reading

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