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Reminder: Spring will officially be here (Spring Equinox) on March 20th -at 1:14 AM (EDT) in Ontario, except in the far northwest. The word equinox comes from Latin, meaning equal night – day and night will be 12 hours each. Still can’t quite get your head around it? This site gives a good overview of sun-earth geometry. Consider having a Spring Equinox celebration!
Featured Event: Plants Awake
We mentioned some stirrings earlier, but the spring flush now begins in earnest:
BEAN Biodiversity Day Grants
The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) is a collaboration of education, industry, government and non-governmental organizations and agencies dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and action related to biodiversity in Ontario.
Each year BEAN promotes a day of local action and awareness to engage Ontarians in events and activities that involve communities, organizations and individuals in the conservation of biodiversity. These events are held on or near May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity or International Biodiversity Day (IBD). Examples of past events include restoration plantings, guided nature walks, and garlic mustard removal in local woodlots.
BEAN is excited by this opportunity to promote awareness of biodiversity issues across Ontario, and hopes that your group will become involved. We are once again offering grants (of up to $500) to cover expenses for eligible IBD events. The grant application package is available online at biodiversityeducation.ca. The deadline to apply is April 9, 2012.