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Supporting Land-based Indigenous Learning

Led by Alberta Environment and Parks in partnership with the amiskwaciy Academy, a project that began in 2019 to advance reconciliation and foster land-based Indigenous learning is set to be finalized this fall. Learn more about this unique and inspirational educational project situated at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area in the Beaver Hills Biosphere that will benefit students in the Edmonton area.

Biosphere Stories: Listening to People and the Land

Linnea Bell, Masters research student at the University of Alberta, holds a deep connection to the Beaver Hills Biosphere. In this article Linnea discusses her current research project that aims to tell the story of the area and the deep cultural connection many have to this special place.

Supporting Native Habitat

Friends of Elk Island Society volunteers, with support from Strathcona County and Beaver Hills Biopshere, are helping to convert some areas near the Elk Island National Park visitor centre to native species beds.

Keep the Beaver Hills Wild

Long-time contributor and partner of the biosphere, Nature Conservancy of Canada is preparing a special announcement next week as part of their "Keep the Beaver Hills Wild" campaign. We've been offered a sneak peek at the new website as well as links to their 30 second promo, three minute video and the full length video. Check it out.

Biosphere Bits

  • Thanks to all who applied for our Climate Change and Adaptation for Beaver Hills Biosphere Project Assistant position. In the next edition of the Bulletin we’ll introduce you to our new team member and what they’ll be working on.
  • UNESCO launched a global public survey, The World in 2030 that aims to gain insights into the major global challenges of today and the solutions needed to overcome them over the next ten years.
  • Congratulations to Augustana alumna Julie Ostrem (BSc '19) who recently presented a poster featuring the Beaver Hills Biosphere at the 2020 Alberta Parks Forum and won first place in the student poster competition.
  • Strathcona County recently unveiled new public art - a 20–foot sculpture of a bulrush with a dragonfly finding a mosquito by Canadian artist William Frymire who derives inspiration from the beauty of nature.
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