Grandkids University

    On July 4th and July 5th the Grandkids University (GKU) was held at VIU! Mandy Hobkirk and I had the fun opportunity to help with activities run by Jessica Craig, the Geography Department’s Technician, for the future GKU Geography graduates. GKU is for children ages 7 to 13 and features two days of...

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    MABR Amazing Places GeoTour

    On Friday, June 28th, Courtney, Alisha, Michelle, and I completed the MABR Amazing Places GeoTour. This was a great opportunity to take, Alisha, one of our new staff members on a tour of the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region. It was also great for me to see all 10 of the Amazing Places, as part of...

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    Ma'Qa'th Food Program

    Every Tuesday afternoon, a food bank program called Ma'Qa'th Food Program is hosted at the Snaw-naw-as Health Centre, adjacent to the Garden of Spiritual Healing, which was constructed by the MABRRI team in collaboration with Snaw-naw-as First Nation. I am fortunate enough to help facilitate the...

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    Westwood Farm Stream Adventure

    On Tuesday, June 11th, Alanna, Colby, and I visited the beautiful Westwood Farm and Cathers Lake to continue water monitoring and plant identification. Westwood Farm is 48 gorgeous acres of meadow bisected by the Millstone River and Sabiston Creek. We plan to do minnow trapping and water monitoring...

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    Parksville Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan Presentation to Council and Mayor

    On June 3rd 2019, Sarah Holden and I presented the final Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan (PTOSMP) to the City of Parksville Mayor and Council. After a lot of hard work, we are happy to announce that the PTOSMP was adopted! This project started by reviewing all of the past data that we...

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  • EREN Plot Field Day

    EREN plot field day

    Last Friday (August 10th), Kidston, Brian, Chrissy, and I packed up MABRRI’s trusted Dodge caravan and hit the road with our coordinators Haley and Graham. Our destination? Englishman Falls Provincial Park. I want to say that the job we had to do was no easy walk in the park, but it did, in fact,...

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  • The MABRRI team discusses the project with community members.

    Campbellton Visioning Forum

    On Tuesday, July 24, MABRRI’s team of community planners held a Visioning Forum in Campbell River to consult with community members to get their opinions on the future of the Campbellton, one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods.  Together with the Campbellton Neighbourhood Association, the students...

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  • Divers, Mark Bright and Chrissy Schellenberg, prepping for their dive at the Dodd Narrows site.

    A New Season for Bull Kelp

    On Sunday, January 13th, 2019 the MABRRI team set out to drop new bull kelp lines on our established bull kelp plots located in the Northumberland Channel, as well as off the Winchelsea Islands. The day started bright and early, when Haley Tomlin (project coordinator), Chrissy Schellenberg (...

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  • Cameron Lake Monitoring and Mapping 1

    Cameron Lake Monitoring and Mapping

    I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend a Thursday then out on the boat on Cameron Lake. It was my very first time doing lake monitoring aboard ‘Big Red’ (a name I have given to the MABRRI zodiac). I’ve been hoping to take part in this project all summer, so needless to say, I was pumped to get...

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  • Larissa and Kidston ready for take off.

    Mount Arrowsmith Helicopter Trip

    These past few days at MABRRI have been absolutely abuzz with energy, thanks to our wonderful visitors from the Striking Balance film crew! Striking Balance is an episodic documentary series aired on both the Knowledge Network and the TVOntario network that features a different Canadian UNESCO...

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