Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

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MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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News & Events
New Land Bird Species at Risk Videos!
While on a 5 day field session in the ba... more »
MTRI Goes Geocaching!
Calling all Geocachers! In the coming we... more »
Volunteers for the New Horizons Project!
We are always looking for volunteers. Cu... more »
Interested in Volunteering with MTRI's ACPF team?
Once again this summer MTRI is part of a... more »
Summer Seminar Series
Every Thursday at MTRI at 4pm! This week... more »
Common Loon Project Mini-Documentary
Check out the newly released mini-Docume... more »

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Summer Seminar Series 2014

Each summer MTRI hosts a weekly seminar series on Thursdays in July and August. These half hour long talks start at 4pm and cover a wide variety of topics related to natural history. The speakers include field experts, MTRI staff, professors, and community members! Come for the popcorn, stay for the seminar! For more information contact us at 902-682-2371.

 

 


 

Upcoming MTRI Events!

 


 

10 Events to Celebrate 10 Years!

To celebrate MTRI's 10th anniversary 10 events will be hosted by MTRI between June and December 2014. The annual BBQ on June 12th was the kick off to these events. Keep your eyes peeled for event information here on the website and on our Facebook page as dates are set!


 

 Interested in Volunteering?

Once again this summer MTRI is part of an combined effort of numerous organizations to identify and map habitat for Atlantic Coastal Plains Flora (ACPF) species. More than half of these plant species are threatened or endangered in their current known habitat.  Come out and learn to identify these species and their habitat! You get to enjoy a day either on the water or walking the shorelines of southwestern Nova Scotia's beautiful lakes! If your are interested contact MTRI at 682-2371 or info@merseytobeatic.ca

 


 

Bursary - Clapp Conservation Award

The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. 

For more information on the bursary and the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here. To read about this years recipient Mallory Heim click here.


 

Have you seen any Bats?

The Nova Scotia Bat Conservation web page is actively taking past and present bat sightings for the 2014 season. Reports can be submitted online at www.batconservation.ca or phoned in to the Species at Risk hotline 1-866-727-3447. Click here to read the Department of Natural Resources press release.

  


Help the Monarchs!


 

Annual Report now available online!

 


 

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