Monthly Archive: December Biod
The Journey of the Lost Water Bottle
Guest blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Cristina Bergman
I will travel the ocean for hundreds of years. I will see more wildlife and more extinction in my lifetime than any human that has ever walked the earth. I fit in your hand, but can be more powerful than a blue whale. I am a plastic water bottle and this is my story.
No Cutting Corners: Canada C3 Explores our Country's Coastline
Guest Blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Mary Paquet
Have you ever been in a place where you knew that not many other people had ever stepped foot? As an “ocean nation”, surrounded on three sides by the longest coastline of any other country, there are nooks and crannies of our country that are yet to be experienced by many Canadians. This summer, through an exciting ocean-based expedition called Canada C3, along with an interactive hub at the ROM that connects museum visitors to this expedition, many Canadians will be able to experience the coastal landscapes of our country from another perspective, and connect the rest of us to those extraordinary places. Read on for more info about the Canada C3 expedition and how you can interact with its voyage!
Habitat the Game Update for #Bioblitz150
ROM Biodiversity is excited to announce an update to its content on Habitat the Game, celebrating the upcoming Rouge National Urban Park Bioblitz!
5 reasons to be excited for BioBlitz Canada 150 in Rouge National Urban Park
While intensive biological surveying has taken place in the Rouge Valley before, this was before the creation of Rouge National Urban Park and a doubling in the park’s size. We are keen to make history by bringing this amazing citizen science event to Canada’s first and only national urban park for the very first time!
Here are five reasons to be excited about Bioblitz Canada 150 in Rouge National Urban Park, written by Guest Author Omar McDadi from Parks Canada
Who sings for blues? How Blue Whales became ingredients in everyday products
Living in Ontario, the Blue Whale in the vast ocean may seem a distant thought from our daily lives. But our history with these animals is more intertwined than we realize - for example, would you ever use fertilizer in your garden made from blue whales? Canadians used to! Read this guest blog post by ROM Biodiversity / Blue Whale team member Katherine Ing to find out a bit more about the other ways whale products became a part of everyday life during the peak of industrial whaling, and what that means for modern global whale conservation.
Introducing Habitat the Game to Toronto (and Canada)!
ROM Biodiversity is excited to announce its partnership with a mobile game for children, new to Canada, that's designed to teach kids ecologically sustainable habits.
Adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest: from the Royal Ontario Museum to the wilds of British Columbia with Paul Nicklen
Guest blog by recent EVC grad Paul Esposti relating his adventures and insights from exploring the Great Bear Sea & Rainforest.
Winners of the 2017 Henry's #ROMmembers Capture the Wilderness Contest
In celebration of the ROM's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, Henry's exclusively invited ROM Members to share their latest and greatest nature photographs for a chance to win a new Sony camera!
Stunning Images from Winners of the 2016 ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest
In celebration of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, the Ontario-wide ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest returned for its second year – this time with both adult and youth categories!
Science communication at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and the Natural History Museum, London: two experts compare notes
Guest blog by recent EVC grad Temira Bruce comparing opinions from science communicators at museums in Toronto and London, UK, on the how the way in which museums communicate science to their visitors is changing.