Ever wonder what it’s like to get up close and personal with nature in New Brunswick? You can find out at a free screening of the documentary film, Every Living Thing - Experiencing a Bioblitz at the NBCC Miramichi Campus on April 11.
The film will take you on an amazing journey of what it's like to spend four weeks over two summers exploring all aspects of nature – fish, insects, plants, fungi, reptiles, amphibians and mammals - that live in the Grand Lake Protected Natural Area in New Brunswick, Canada. In this the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), the film was produced in collaboration with the New Brunswick Museum's BiotaNB program. A 20 year biodiversity research project to identify and catalogue as many species in the province of New Brunswick, before human encroachment and climate change intensifies.
“This is a great opportunity for our Environmental Technology students to see some of the wonderful environmental field work being done right in New Brunswick,” said Linwood Dunham, Environmental Technology Instructor. “Beyond the students, we also hope the screening peaks the interest of citizens from the Miramichi area interested in the environment and nature. These bioblitzes are a great tool in helping to educate students and community members on all living things, big and small.”
Every Living Thing - experiencing a bioblitz
April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture Theatre A-1145
NBCC Miramichi Campus
80 University Avenue
Donald McAlpine, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Natural Science, Head, Zoology Section, Research Curator at the New Brunswick Museum and the film’s producer Lloyd Salomone will attend and be available for discussion following the screening.
Community & Government Relations Advisor, NBCC