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By Victoria Chraïbi, Fulbright Student 2009-2010,  from Hanover College to McGill University

The sun is shining, the buds are blooming, the insects are emerging. It’s the season for gardening!

Gardens are hot spots of beauty and, with increasing necessity, biodiversity. Pollinators, especially bees, are declining in North America. Pollinator gardens are popping up in urban areas to provide much-needed sanctuaries. The plant selection for original pollinator gardens were designed for areas with substantial water resources, and did not translate well to drought-stressed regions. read more

 Ann Chen’s grassroots aerial mapping and multimedia educational workshop,

with youth from the Saulteau First Nation in British Columbia

By: Ann Chen

(Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, 2014-2015, and recipient of a Fulbright Canada RBC Eco-Leadership grant, 2015-2016)

Last year on my Fulbright, I had the opportunity to attend the Indigenous Mapping Workshop at a Google office in Waterloo, Ontario. Organized by the Google Earth Outreach Team and the Firelight Group, the three day workshop brought together people from and representing indigenous communities across Canada working with mapping cultural and environmental data. It was at this conference that I met Donovan Cameron, a member of the Saulteau First Nations and GIS advisor. He invited me to teach a kite and balloon mapping workshop in his community and so we began hatching a plan last summer for a short educational workshop for the youth in his community. read more

By Starr Brainard, 2015-2016 Independent Researcher in Canada

I am currently about three months into my Fulbright experience. Come spring, I will be happily getting my hands dirty collecting production data from various alternative farms in Central Alberta. In the mean time, my research consists mostly of of emails, literature reviews, and online surveys. While necessary and informative, these steps of my research aren’t pushing me out into the ecosystem of plants, animals, and most importantly people in my host community. I am fortunate to be interning with my community host organization ReThink Red Deer and be a Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leader. Through ReThink Red Deer and The Fulbright Canada-RBC Eco-Leadership Program I have been able to engage my local community in meaningful and rewarding ways over the past few weeks. read more

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