Thank you for those who came out to May 6th shoreline cleanup!

Huge thank you to everyone who joined SCB-Toronto, Shoreline cleanup, and the U of T trash team to clean up the Don River on May 6th.

It was very rewarding to see so many people get involved to make a difference and engage in some conservation outreach! We got a mention in a local paper! https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8592713-paddle-the-don-attracts-hundreds-of-paddlers-in-its-25th-year/

Missed the cleanup? Stay tuned for a follow-up cleanup on June 10th!IMG_20180506_120718878

 

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Don River Shoreline cleanup May 6th

SCB-Toronto is joining forces with the University of Toronto trash team, the TRCA, and the Great Canadian Shoreline cleanup to take part in a shoreline cleanup along the Don River on May 6th!

Please come out for a day of fun and restoration at 1 of 6 sites ranging from Eglinton Avenue all the way down to Corktown Commons at the mouth of the Don River. A full list of sites can be found below, or you can go to shorelinecleanup.ca and explore! Please RSVP at one of the sites on shoreline cleanup if you would like to attend. SCB-Toronto will be present at sites 2 and 5 if you want to meet with us, but you are of course welcome to participate at any of sites!

Site 1: Don River Near E.T Seton Park – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4g2lk

Site 2 (SCB-Toronto will be here!): Charles Sauriol Conservation Area near Don River – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4epqw

Site 3: Pottery Road (Between Bayview Ave and Broadview Ave.) – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/43pz6

Site 4: Riverdale Park West along Don River – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/1xlr2

Site 5 (SCB-Toronto will be here!): Queen Street (Between Bayview Ave and Broadview Ave.) – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/12023

Site 6: Corktown Commons – http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4qgdd

We will provide cleanup equipment, all you have to bring is appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor work. We look forward to seeing you on May 6th!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: scbtoronto@gmail.com

We are looking for new SCB-Toronto board members!

The Toronto chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is looking for new board members!
At SCB-Toronto, we facilitate discussions and solutions to urban conservation biology issues that threaten the function of Toronto’s local ecosystems. This includes land use transformation, reduction of biological diversity, loss of native species, among other relevant issues.

We have some exciting upcoming summer events which we require assistance running including:
– North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2018 (https://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/naccb2018/)
– Toronto shoreline litter cleanup
– “Conservation conversations”: Our academic conservation journal club
… and more!
For a list of past SCB-Toronto events, see: https://scbtoronto.com/chapter-events/previous-events/
 
As a member of SCB-Toronto you will also be a member of SCB. Some benefits include:

– Subscription to the academic journal Conservation Biology
– Discounted rates for all SCB conferences
– Have your work featured on the SCB-Toronto home page
– Networking opportunities with other Toronto based conservation organizations

If you’re interested in joining us, please send us an email expressing your interest and a little bit about you to: scbtoronto@gmail.com. Please note that this is a volunteer position (all of our board members are volunteers).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for abstracts for NACCB2018 closes January 19th

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If you haven’t already applied to the North American Congress for Conservation Biology, please note that the abstract submission for will close in a few days! Consider joining us July 21-26, 2018 for an inspiring, energetic week of conservation.

Details for abstract submission can be found: http://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/5125-2/

We hope to see you there!

SCB Toronto – Conservation Conversations December 2017

In December, SCB – Toronto will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on the relationship between public perception, conservation policy and pollination biology in North America.

We will discuss Sheila R. Colla and J. Scott MacIvor paper “Questioning public perception, conservation policy and recovery action for honeybees in North America.”

A link to the paper follows: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12839/abstract

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

December 13th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

SCB – Toronto

Conservation Conversations – SCB Toronto Journal Club July 2017

In July, SCB-TO will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on how developing a personal sense of connection to animals may provide educational and communication strategies to enhance engagement in conservation initiatives.

We will discuss A. Grajal et al. 2015 paper “The complex relationship between personal sense of connection to animals and self-reported proenvironmental behaviors by zoo visitors.” Link here.

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

July 13th 6:00 – 7:00pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward on seeing you there!