Author Archives: B Bondar

Our New Partnership
with EcoSchools Canada

  We have teamed up with EcoSchools Canada to give students across the country the opportunity to participate in the school-based Bondar Challenge and support their EcoSchools certification application. The nature photography challenge is inspired by the remarkable work of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Roberta!

On this day in Sault Ste Marie Ontario, future neuro-ophthalmologist and payload specialist Roberta Lynn Bondar was born. Of course, no one knew all that at the time. Or even what those words meant. She had to learn to walk … Continue reading

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Our Foundation’s Response
to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since March 2020 we have committed to being both responsible and responsive as we assess and address matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic with everyone’s safety in mind. In that light, staff are working from home but are accessible through … Continue reading

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An Eye on the Weather

On October 16, 1975, NASA launched GOES-1 – the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Over the Indian Ocean, GOES-1 achieved a specific geostationary orbit, approximately 35,785 km (22,236 mi) above the equator, following the direction of Earth’s rotation, matching its … 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 as one. Marine life moves without regard for ocean label. Unfortunately, so does acid rain … Continue reading

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World Environment Day

  On June 5, 2020, World Environment Day celebrates its 46th anniversary. This year, the focus – For Nature – calls our attention to the increasing instability of natural systems like climate and fresh water, advising us to take action … Continue reading

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International Day for
Biological Diversity

  On May 22, 1993, the United Nations sanctioned this date as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase awareness of biodiversity issues worldwide.   Our Solutions are in Nature is this year’s theme on International Day for Biological … Continue reading

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Biological Diversity

Giving Us the World

  On May 20, 1570, the world’s first true modern atlas, was published in Antwerp. Compiled by Flemish geographer and cartographer Abraham Ortelius (Ortels), Theatrum Orbis Terrarum [Theatre of the World] was a bound collection of maps and explanatory text. … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens

  On May 18, 1980, in Washington state, Mount St. Helens volcano exploded leaving 57 people dead or missing. This was a Plinian eruption. It validated Pliny the Younger’s eyewitness description, often regarded as exaggeration, of the Vesuvius explosion that … Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day

  The Second Weekends of May and October are weekend events observed twice each year as World Migratory Bird Day to focus world attention on the need to protect migratory bird populations, their habitats, and their international flyways.     … Continue reading

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