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Saving Ringed Seals with Lily and Caitlyn

Ringed seals need Arctic sea ice to survive. They sleep on it, hunt on it, and have their babies on it. Unfortunately, due to climate change, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic is decreasing and this could cause big problems for the species. That’s why Earth Rangers...

Using STEM to Save Rhinos

Welcome back, Stemologists! So far, we’ve learned how STEM can be used to clean up the ocean, and what makes a smart device so smart. This time, we’re taking a look at how STEM is being used to help an endangered species in South Africa: rhinos. Did you know that...

Your Next Mission: Helping Forests with Fantastic Crafts

Earth Rangers is challenging our members to show their appreciation for the many great things that forests provide to us by turning items from the forest into something new! Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, Halloween or anything in between, members will find a way to...

Bringing Back One of Earth’s Greatest Migrations

The migration of the North American monarch is a fascinating journey unlike any other butterfly in the world. Monarchs that occur east of the Rocky Mountains arrive at 12 sites in Mexico’s Transverse Neovolcanic Belt each fall, and form large aggregations of millions...

The Return of the Piping Plover

Introducing the Piping Plover: the cutest bird you’ve probably never heard of. These tiny shorebirds make their homes on rocky beaches across North America, nesting in sandy dunes and feeding on bugs and small marine crustaceans. At one time as many as 100 breeding...

Ringed Seals on Shrinking Ice

The ringed seal, which gets its name from the pattern of light circles on its back, is the smallest of all seal species. They make their home in Canada’s Arctic where they hunt, sleep, and even have their babies on the sea ice. Ringed seals are well-adapted to deal...

Coquitlam Living Up To Its Name Once Again

Spring has finally sprung! For much of Canada that means buds in the trees, migratory birds returning to breed, and in a few weeks the salmon run will be in full force with millions of salmon returning to spawn in the rivers and gravel beds where they were born. But...

What makes a smart device so smart?

Hey STEMologists! Have you accepted the Re-set the ‘stat Mission? It’s all about fighting climate change by adjusting the temperature of your home, and a great tool that can help you do this is a smart thermostat. It’s just one of the many smart devices that...

Stand Up for the Little Guy this Earth Month!

It’s easy to see why animals like polar bears, giant pandas, or Siberian tigers are the subject of a lot of wildlife conservation campaigns. These charismatic ‘flagship species’ are chosen for their large size and iconic looks, serving as mascots to protect entire...

Let’s Help Clean up Our Oceans – Using STEM!

Calling all STEMologists! We have a big problem and we’re going to need some very smart people to fix it. That problem is plastic in the ocean. On land, plastic can be very useful; in fact, it’s in almost everything we use! The trouble starts when we aren’t careful...

Are you a STEMologist?

Do you love learning about animals, finding out how things work, doing experiments or even building things? Well, you just might be a STEMologist. Ok, maybe we made that word up, but STEM is a real thing. No, we aren’t talking about part of a plant. This is a...

Snowshoe Hare Project Update: That’s a wrap!

Hello Earth Rangers! I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since we were first introduced. Time sure flies when you’re having fun! I’ve got my winter white coat on once again, and apparently I’d fit in just fine down there at Earth Rangers Headquarters, where...

White Sturgeon Animal Adoptions – That’s a Wrap!

Hey Earth Rangers, thanks for checking in on this important project! Wow – there’s a lot to say about the amazing white sturgeon in the Kootenay Lake and River, and we’ve got the official scoop for you right here! Check out the latest (and final!) update from our...

Koho’s Tour of the Earth Rangers Centre

The final stop on our energy tour takes us right to the Earth Rangers Headquarters but this time we aren’t just talking about renewable energy. We’re talking about energy-saving too! Let’s meet up with our feathery tour guide and take a look! Hi Earth Ranger! I’m Koho...