75 Years of Connecting to Nature!
Nature Canada is celebrating its 75th anniversary this September! As a start to our year-long festivities, we are launching a photography contest. It’s a simple way for you, your family and friends to enjoy nature whether nearby in your NatureHood, at your cottage or during your summer vacation. From June 1st to August 31st, you can share your nature photos with us. A select few will be chosen by our panel of judges, and will be posted on the Nature Canada website in September for voting by the public. This contest is open to members of Nature Canada as well as youth, amateur and professional photographers. If you need some ideas, here are the categories into which you may submit your photos: Kids in Nature, Favorite Memory in Nature, Nature Nearby, Wild Nature, Favorite Place in Canada, Landscapes, or Fauna and Flora. We have a number of incredible prizes! The most noteworthy being our top prize of a Tenquille Lake Expedition graciously donated by Copper Cayuse Outfitters! For full rules, please see our rules and regulations.
Photo: Carlyle Routh
The world's first neurologist in space and Canada’s first woman astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar conducted scientific experiments for 13 countries in the First International Microgravity Laboratory on the space shuttle Discovery mission in 1992.
After her spaceflight, Dr. Bondar headed an international space medicine research team working with NASA for more than a decade, continuing to find new connections between astronauts recovering from the microgravity of space and neurological illnesses here on Earth.
Influenced by the view of the world from space, Dr. Bondar photographed all of Canada’s National Parks between 1998 and 2000 which resulted in the best selling books: Passionate Vision ~ Discovering Canada’s National Parks and Canada ~ Landscape of Dreams.
Dr. Bondar is an Officer of the Order of Canada, appointed to the Order of Ontario and is a Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. A respected advisor to industry and government she continues to speak to medical, scientific, corporate and environmental organizations about change, social responsibility and our environment.
She is Co-Founder of The Roberta Bondar Foundation, formed to educate and improve knowledge of the environment. The Foundation inspires people to see their environment in a positive light, to become more attuned to its characteristics and factors that influence change and for some, to encourage them to seek a career in any of the sciences.
The Foundation’s travelling exhibition Biodiversity and Extinction: “Within the Landscape – Art Respecting Life” just finished six months at the Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary. It includes Roberta Bondar’s 51 photographic pieces that explore the biomes of our natural environment in Canada’s National Parks, the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the USA and the Sahara Desert.
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