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Cicadas!

We hear them all summer long, but how much do you really know about cicadas? Cicadas are insects, best identified by the songs made by male cicadas in the heat of summer. There are over 3,000 different species of cicadas, covering much of the globe - from Canada to Europe to Australia. 

 

The Value of Outdoor Education

Outdoor education is a powerful tool that can help foster respect for nature and an ecological and environmental ethic in children. At the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network, we believe that outdoor learning is a valuable tool that can help connect children to the amazing biosphere they live in and promote sustainable mindsets that can be shared throughout the community. 

Ways to reduce single-use plastics and protect our waterways!

In honour of #TipTuesdays, this week’s blog post will be focused on single-use plastics and the impact microplastics have in our waterways. One single-use water bottle can take up to 450 years to break down and in the process is broken down into smaller, more detrimental pieces – microplastics. Here are some easy ways to reduce your the amount of single-use plastics you use and help protect our beautiful waterways!