Things to do in our new (virtual) reality
It’s easy to start feeling disconnected from nature while self-isolating at home. Our scientists miss doing research in the field and we all can’t wait to get back to tackling environmental issues alongside our supporters — whether through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup or our school, campus and business outreach programs.
But while following public health guidance, we’re also finding new ways to bring nature to you. During our #WildlifeWednesday livestreams on Facebook, we’ve already learned about narwhal, beavers and tigers — and our species experts will return every Wednesday to answer your questions about more iconic species. (For Tiger King fans, we’ve also debunked some myths over on our blog.)
We have even more online plans afoot! Join us virtually for a six-part webinar series: Garden for Wildlife. Our experts will go live to give you the dirt on gardening for wildlife and answer your questions. We’ll also show you how to become a citizen scientist and you can join us for #TechHubTuesdays to learn about conservation technology May.
Plus, we’re launching a live video version of Fieldnotes’ “Meet a scientist” section. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more details. And, if you speak (or want to practice) French, you can join our Virtual Cafés on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. EST on Zoom. Our Quebec office will discuss all sorts of conservation topics, including how to get along with urban wildlife and the impacts of eco-farming on nature in the province.
Of course, our first big “virtual” challenge was the 30th anniversary of our annual CN Tower Climb. While unlike any we’ve had in the past, supporters from across the country participated in creative ways and even Ryan Reynolds (!) joined the online #VirtualCNTowerClimb conversation. We are so proud of the way everyone adapted and are endlessly grateful for the support we received.
This was originally published in Fieldnotes, WWF-Canada’s newsletter about our evidence-based work finding solutions in the face of an unprecedented crisis in climate change and wildlife loss. Click here to subscribe and get it direct to your inbox.