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Bottle vs. tap: 7 things to know about drinking water Michael Furdyk
Sep 29th, 2017
Canada C3 Danika An Epic Journey to Celebrate Canada and Connect Canadians Canada C3 is a Signature Project for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The centrepiece is an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. Through this unprecedented journey, Canada C3 is celebrating our environment, sharing the stories of coastal communities and connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Coastal Ocean Research Institute Danika The mission of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute is to produce and communicate scientific knowledge, evidence, and understanding in service of: • Protecting coastal ocean life and habitats, ensuring they remain healthy for generations to come; • Informing responsible economic activity; and, • Safeguarding communities.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Coastal Ocean Research Institute Danika The mission of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute is to produce and communicate scientific knowledge, evidence, and understanding in service of: • Protecting coastal ocean life and habitats, ensuring they remain healthy for generations to come; • Informing responsible economic activity; and, • Safeguarding communities.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Collection of Resources Michael Furdyk A quick collection of useful links to research papers, articles, and infographics on the Paris agreement, energy, and water use issues.
Sep 29th, 2017
Confronting race, shame and reconciliation at sea in the Far North Danika On a Canada 150 expedition tasked with celebrating 'the people and places of Canada's three coasts,' Ian Brown finds himself in the midst of a diverse group forced to confront questions of race and reconciliation both past and present. Over the course of eight days sailing along the coast of Baffin Island, tensions build and break as Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike face some of their country's uncomfortable truths
Nov 2nd, 2017
Down The Drain Danika Think: sink. Specifically, what you put down it.
Nov 1st, 2017
Dr. Ross Presentation Slides Rachael B-I We're very sorry the slides did not work for the morning keynote. Here you can find Dr. Peter Ross, VP of Research, slide deck.
Nov 8th, 2018
Environment and Climate change Michael Furdyk Some information from the government
Sep 29th, 2017
GCSC Data Card Rachael B-I
Sep 7th, 2018
Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all Danika Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water
Nov 2nd, 2017
International Climate Finance in the EU Michael Furdyk
Sep 29th, 2017
Living Shorelines Danika Explore how natural "living shorelines" are better than hardened bulkheads or seawalls for people and ecosystems along our coasts.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Microplastics found in New Brunswick freshwater systems Danika Small pieces of plastic, many invisible to the naked eye, are showing up in New Brunswick's freshwater systems, researchers say.
Nov 9th, 2017
Muniba Yousf. Michael Furdyk A review of water challenge in the UAE.
Sep 29th, 2017
Nearshore Natural Capital Valuation Rachael B-I Valuing the Aquatic Benefits of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. This resource was created by David Suzuki Foundation and Earth Economics to place real economic value onto the aquatic features in and around the Vancouver Area. Much of this is calculated by the cost it to take to replace these features should they be completely eliminated. These calculations were completed at only 30% the estimated value.
Oct 5th, 2018
Nov 20 Ocean Wise Water Report Danika
Nov 21st, 2017
Ocean Literacy: Weather and Climate Danika The ocean has so much control over the weather and climate, we might even call the ocean our ‘air conditioner’ as it regulates and moderates atmospheric temperature.
Oct 17th, 2017
oceanwatch.ca Danika This is where you will find objective information about the Howe Sound coastal ocean region in British Columbia, Canada. The information is designed to inspire better decisions for nature and people.
Nov 1st, 2017
Plastic Ocean Danika United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. This is an adaptation from the original documentary “A Plastic Ocean” by the Plastic Oceans Foundation https://www.plasticoceans.org/ Full film available on Netflix
Nov 8th, 2017
Plastic Recycling Cheat Sheet Rachael B-I
Sep 6th, 2018
Population growth and it's affect on water access. Michael Furdyk
Sep 29th, 2017
Powerful Persuasion on the Plastic Problem Danika This lesson incorporates clips from Blue The Film as learning inspiration. In this lesson, students will explore rhetorical devices and their influence over audiences. They will consider ways individuals use language to communicate thoughts and opinions, by watching a short clip featuring perspectives about the impact of plastic. They will further develop their understanding of persuasion by studying the rhetorical devices and how they can be used to engage and persuade audiences. Students apply this knowledge to compare the use of rhetoric in two clip clips about plastic and its impact on the environment and ecosystems.
Nov 9th, 2017
RESEARCH REVEALS MICROPLASTICS ENTERING THE FOOD WEB Danika For the first time, there is indisputable evidence that species at the bottom of the food web are mistaking plastic for food. According to a new study by Dr. Peter Ross, head of the Ocean Pollution Research Program at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, tiny microscopic animals called zooplankton are ingesting plastic particles at an alarming rate. This could spell trouble for the entire aquatic food web.
Nov 9th, 2017
Sitka Field Data Report Danika Monitoring biodiversity in an area can be much simpler with more eyes on the prize. If we train professional divers along with sport divers to hone their identification skills we can build reliable taxonomic databases for any area. We need to teach that small amounts of accurate data are more valuable than large amounts of data that are bloated with guesses. With proper data entry at the end of each dive, a database quickly grows into an important reference for comparison with past, present and future observations.
Nov 1st, 2017
The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary Danika Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.
Nov 8th, 2017
The Marine Biodiversity Project Danika Vancouver Aquarium, with the support of Sitka Foundation, is conducting a two-year biological monitoring program called Counting on Howe Sound as part of its commitment to researching and enhancing the health of the Howe Sound ecosystem. This initiative identifies and assesses marine species, while teaching our next generation of taxonomists how to identify the species who call the area home. We use this information to teach students and communities about the amazing natural community under the water right outside of their front doors, and to inspire them to keep learning more about marine biodiversity.
Nov 1st, 2017
The Skimmer: The Latest on Ocean Plastic in Just a Few Minutes Danika A great resource shared by Julie Dimitrijevic synthesizing the literature on microplastics!
Nov 8th, 2017
Wastewater Management – A UN-Water Analytical Brief Danika This report looks at some of the problems caused by the neglect of wastewater management, but also at the benefits and opportunities that can be realized through proper attention to this area, and highlights why it is crucial that wastewater management and water quality stop being the ‘poor relations’ and receive attention in their own right.
Nov 2nd, 2017
Water Bottle Ban - How To Rachael B-I The Vancouver Aquarium banned the sale of all plastic bottles onsite. Here is the how-to manual to help you enact your own plastic bottle ban.
Oct 11th, 2018
Water Filtration Challenge Danika In this activity, students will compete individually or in groups to make the most effective filtration system for clarifying dirty water. While, this activity does not filter the water to reach drinking standards, it does help students explore the first stage of water treatment— filtration.
Oct 16th, 2017
Water Filtration Challenge Rachael B-I
Sep 4th, 2018
Water supply in Alberta for the next 100 years Michael Furdyk
Sep 29th, 2017
Water Webinar #4 with Alexis Scoon Danika https://www.vanaqua.org/act/direct-action/environmental-management-system
Nov 15th, 2017
Week 1 Dialogue Video Conference (September 27th) Lindsay Rankin Tanya Otero - Guest Speaker for Shoreline Clean-ups
Oct 1st, 2018
WWF Water Shed Reports Rachael B-I Canada has one-fifth of the world’s freshwater. Thousands of interconnected rivers and lakes across our country provide the essentials of life for people, animals, and ecosystems. Collectively, Canada’s rivers make up 25 major watersheds, each brimming with stories of history, culture, ecology, and economy. Yet, as a country, we are missing an important part of that story. At a national level, we don’t know how healthy our rivers and watersheds are or what threats they currently face.
Oct 5th, 2018
Your Questions About Food and Climate Change, Answered How to shop, cook and eat in a warming world. Danika Does what I eat have an effect on climate change? Yes. The world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year. That includes raising and harvesting all the plants, animals and animal products we eat — beef, chicken, fish, milk, lentils, kale, corn and more — as well as processing, packaging and shipping food to markets all over the world. If you eat food, you’re part of this system.
May 2nd, 2019