Author Archives: B Bondar

Reading the Rocks

On November 14, 1792, geologist Charles Lyell was born. Although he trained as a lawyer, he had always been more interested in geology. Extensively travelled and a keen observer, he came to realize the marks of great prehistoric time were … Continue reading

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Citrus Punch

On October 22, 1896, American biochemist and nutrition researcher Charles Glen King was born. For about 200 years, limes and lemons and a few certain other foods were known to be effective in preventing and treating scurvy, a nutritional deficiency … Continue reading

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison
National Park

On October 21, 1999, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison was designated a National Park in western Colorado. The long narrow canyon is a carving of about two million years of relentless river erosion through the soft as well as … Continue reading

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National Park

An Herb For That

On October 18, 1616, English botanist and herbalist physician Nicholas Culpeper was born. Receiving early lessons in Latin and Greek, he read widely in his grandfather’s library. He learned about the application of medical plants from his grandmother. Culpeper attended … Continue reading

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Canada Day

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a country. Originally called the Dominion of Canada, it started with four provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the former Province of Canada split into Quebec and Ontario. This confederation had taken some … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day

Yearly, on June 8, World Oceans Day recognizes 71% of our planet as an interconnected entity since all oceans are linked and flow together. Marine life moves without regard for ocean label. Unfortunately, neither does acid rain nor pollution… that … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Mann Borgese
and World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day and Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese are forever linked. Called “The Mother of the Oceans”, Borgese was an internationally recognized expert on maritime law, international policy, and environment protection. Although her legacy is multi-dimensional, perhaps her 1972 founding … Continue reading

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and World Oceans Day

World Environment Day

  On June 5, 2017, World Environment Day celebrates its 45th anniversary. This year, the focus – Connecting People to Nature – encourages us to get out outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to … Continue reading

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New Partnership Launched

April 24, 2017 marked the official launch of a new partnership project between The Roberta Bondar Foundation and Science North that incorporates the 2017 photography-based Ontario150 Bondar Challenge.   Updates about events, bulletins, and latest news will appear on the … Continue reading

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Great White Hurricane of 1888

On March 11, 1888, a great “Nor’easter” began to form on the NE coast of the U.S.A. Because of their unstable atmospheric pressures, regions of Earth in the mid-latitudes experience the widest range of weather formations. March can be a … Continue reading

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