Run for Biodiversity! Various locations / dates
Are you looking for a way to have some healthy fun with family or friends, and make a contribution to a cause you believe in? Then, we may have just the right thing for you!

  16-17 Nov 2012, Canada's Oceans and You, a National Symposium, Toronto

Vancouver Aquarium and Royal Ontario Museum present the National Oceans Symposium

Select Presenters Include: Dr. Verena Tunniclie, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Dr. Peter Ross, Dr. Claire Healy

Program also features a screening of Revolution, the new film by award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) and a round-table Panel on Sustainable Seafood with top North American experts

Registration is now open
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New Brunswick

  19-22 May, Discover Marine Biodiversity,
Fundy Discovery Aquarium, St. Andrews

St. Andrews – Visit us and discover the underwater world at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium is dedicated to educating the public about Bay of Fundy species and features two touch tanks, large underwater viewing windows, rare lobsters and daily seal feedings at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Coastal ecosystems and estuaries are very important as they support an abundance of species. From Saturday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 22 the aquarium will be focusing on Marine Biodiversity, this year's theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), and will be showcasing special activities, displays and films to increase awareness about the issues concerning marine life. Website


  22 May 2012, International Day for Biological Diversity at MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s
The Ocean Sciences Centre’s marine public education program (PEP) is visiting MUN Botanical Garden on May 22, 1-3 p.m. and presenting a complimentary, interactive and interpretive activity "Come and Explore the Ocean Creatures". Features of the program will include a touch tank, where visitors can experience a never - ending variety of local marine invertebrates and a Harp seal video presentation. Marine interpreter Danielle Nichols will be on hand to answer questions and explain current research initiatives at MUN’s OSC facility.

Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome.
Date: May 22, 1-3 p.m.
Location: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road

For a complete listing of events and programs at MUN Botanical Garden, please contact:

MUN Botanical Garden,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1C 5S7
Telephone: 709-864-8590


  BEAN Supports International Biodiversity Day 2012 Activities

Local students learn about aquatic species in Ausable River, Exeter
About 100 local students from Grades 4-8 will learn why it is important to protect different plants and animals in local lakes and rivers on Monday, June 4 at Morrison Dam Conservation Area near Exeter, thanks to a grant from the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network. Read more> / PDF version

  19 May 2012, 6pm, P.O.W.E.R.'s 5th Flash Mob Celebration at Georgetown Marketplace

  Biodiversity Day 2012! by the Society for Conservation Biology, Kingston Chapter


  We believe that art has the power to create positive change for the benefit and sustainability of communities locally and in developing countries.

  27 May 2012, International Day for Biological Diversity at the Redpath Museum, Montreal
As part of the Montreal Museums Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in collaboration with McGill University’s Redpath Museum, is holding an exhibit highlighting the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the International Day for Biological Diversity on 27 May. It will contribute to raising awareness about the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. More info.