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Let’s Celebrate American Eagle Day!

American Eagle Day was brought about in the United States to promote awareness and to increase support to protect bald eagles that were once endangered. Since 2007, they are no longer on the List...

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Discovering Gemstones – June Edition

The June birthstone, pearl, is the only gemstone made by a living organism. These natural treasures require no polishing or faceting to bring out their beauty; the shelled mollusks that create them produce a...

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Okeanos Explorer Part 2: Mapping

When I say mapping, I mean 24-hours-a-day mapping.  The crew aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, didn’t mess around with this mission.  The crew of dedicated mapping professionals and their “explorers in training” were...

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The Okeanos Explorer: Part 1 of the adventure

The Mariana Trench.  Many kilometers long, it contains the deepest point of any ocean called the Challenger Deep at 10,989 m, which is enough to easily swallow Mt. Everest.  With no natural light, just...

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Sudbury Rises to the #CommuterChallenge

It’s here – the Commuter Challenge is back for its 25th year! From June 5th to 11th, 2016 Canadian cities and workplaces are engaging in a friendly, week long competition to celebrate active, sustainable transportation and...

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Discovering Gemstones – May Edition

The May birthstone, emerald, has long been seen as a symbol of rebirth. No wonder it’s called the ‘gem of spring’! Emeralds are also rare and are mined in only a few locations around...

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Save the Dandelions, Save the Bees

May 29th is Day of the Honeybee. The celebration of Day of the Honeybee began in British Columbia to recognize the contribution of honey bees to the Canadian economy and to the health of...