Just under 2 weeks left!
I am the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB-TO) and we do a lot of neat conservation science and outreach work in the Greater Toronto Area. SCB is an international professional society, you can check out their site here. As a local chapter, we are pretty busy: we are finishing up a two-year long project, SCB-TO goes rouge where we initiated a Citizen Science project that is developing a pollinator diversity baseline for Rouge Urban National Park. We are also currently hosting a photo contest with amazing prizes to be won:
Have a great photo? Why not share it for a chance to win a digital camera! Today the SCB-TO Nature & Wildlife Photography Contest, sponsored by Downtown Camera & Olympus, opens for submissions. Residents from across the GTA are encouraged to get outside and explore with their camera. Contestants can submit photos in three categories, Flora, Fauna and Landscape, until May 14th.
To enter just visit www.scbtorontophotos.com and create an account, then upload up to five (5) of your original photos, and finally order display prints for judging & exhibition. Prints that you provide will help SCB-TO raise funds for local conservation projects through our Silent Auction. We’re also excited to announce that the highest ranked photos will be publicly exhibited at the stylish Baka Gallery Café from May 26th to 30th.
In addition to our grand prize, we have many amazing prizes available including camera equipment, outdoor gear and more! These great items have been generously donated byDowntown Camera, Olympus, MEC, Patagonia, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Grassroots Environmental Products, Toronto Field Naturalists, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and Sheridan Nurseries.
Even if you’re not a shutterbug you can vote and share your favourite entries with friends online. Our goal is to get communities around our city thinking about conservation issues and more engaged with the natural world around them.