ELB is hosting our first workshop this April! Gregg McLachlan, founder of Work Cabin, will facilitate this amazing workshop on how to break into the competitive environmental field. He will help you jazz up your resume and cover letter so it doesn't get lost in the pile of black and white monotonous pages. He'll also help you prepare for interviews by getting you to answer a few basic questions that will no doubt come up during an interview!
Following lunch, we will have a panel discussion with people in charge of hiring in the government, non-profit and private sectors to give you tips you need to prepare yourself. Questions will be chosen from those put forth by YOU so be sure to provide a question when you register for the event.
Finally, we will end the workshop with a breakout session. This will be your chance to get one-on one help from Gregg and your peers.
Space is limited, please register by March 29th and share the poster with your network!
The Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program wants your help! Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is looking for volunteers for the 2017 Adopt-A-Site program, to survey for Loggerhead Shrike and a suite of other grassland birds in a number of shrike ‘hot-spots’ across Ontario (Carden, Grey-Bruce, Napanee, Manitoulin, Pembroke/Renfrew and Smiths Falls)...
.The Peregrine Falcon population took a big hit in the mid 1900s due exposure to pesticides, primarily DDT. Bioaccumulation within the food chain is thought to be the primary factor causing this collapse. Pesticides affected the reproductive success of the species and as a result, Ontario’s Peregrine Falcon population completely disappeared in 1963. In the early 1970s, pesticides like DDT were banned in Canada and the United States.
The Peregrine Falcon generally nests on cliff ledges or crevices. Tall skyscrapers mimic these cliffs and when combined with large prey populations (i.e. pigeons), cities prove to be an ideal habitat for this species! In 1994, a Peregrine Falcon was spotted in downtown Hamilton near the Sheraton Hotel. The presence of a nesting pair was confirmed in 1995. This was significant because falcons show site fidelity and return to the same nesting site year after year. This inspired the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club to coordinate a monitoring effort and Falconwatch was born!...