2020-2021 Past Projects

Acoustical Musical Wilderness Show

Laura Newman, Ottawa Valley Participant

A musical fundraiser for CPAWS which brought together Laura’s community with the goal of sparking an interest in conservation by sneakily squeezing in learning opportunities in between songs performed by local artists. 

Alberta Watershed Ed

Kesley Serviss, Southern Alberta Participant

Campaign and contest to educate participants on the nature of local river and watershed processes in Southern Alberta using accessible language to communicate the complex scientific concepts.

Ask a Question at Re-Read Used Books

Abby Green, Ottawa Valley Participant

An information booth at Abby’s workplace and a weekly virtual question and answer session to raise awareness of the challenges Ottawa’s natural spaces face from human activity and to help nurture an interest in protecting the natural world.

Coffeetime Conversation

Rayaan Farooqi, Southern Alberta Participant

Coffeetime conservation was created with the goal in mind of spreading awareness and sparking the interest of different environmental issues to people who may have not heard about them yet. Shorter in length than an average podcast, they are made for people on their commute to work or on their coffee break with a few minutes to kill. 

The Fascinating World of Fungi

Lacey Roberts, Southern Alberta Participant

A podcast series that will take you through time and space to learn about the often forgotten decomposers that help sustain our cycle of life on Earth. 

Fish Creek Provincial Park Mapping

Ian Mahon, Southern Alberta Participant

This project will involve adding information to the Friends of Fish Creek story map that will look at topics surrounding recreation ethics and impacts. This has included camp fires, travel on durable surfaces and leaving what is found. Check out the map and keep an eye out for these updates to the map!


Guided Walk at Odell Park

Aidan Hicks and Gracyn McLaughlin, New Brunswick Participants

A guided leisurely walk around the main trails of Odell Park in Fredericton, where participants discovered the winter critters that call Odell their home and learned the importance of conserving habitats for winter wildlife.

iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge 2021: Lethbridge

Dorothy Graham, Southern Alberta Participant

This spring Lethbridge is participating in the City Nature Challenge for the first time ever. Using the app iNaturalist, this four-day bioblitz encourages people to get outside and get curious about the natural phenomena that surround our city.

Plant’s Eye View: The Story of Climate Change and Bluets

Christopher Lopez, Southern Alberta Participant

Engaging the community in hands-on learning and citizen science projects by caring for and creating empathy towards the long-leaved-bluets, a flower vulnerable to climate change. We will follow the journey of the bluets from seeds to their new home.

Stories of Ecology: Treaty 7 Ecology Guide

Audrey Lane Cockett, Southern Alberta Participant

This project will platform stories about connection to place and give information about the unique ecological elements that feature in the stories. This project was started by a collective of people with a desire to deepen relationships amongst people and place and create an accessible educational resource that celebrates the multifaceted voices of Treaty 7 today.

Reducing the Amount of Litter in Parks by Encouraging New Canadians to Take Pride In The Environment

Abraham Richkarday, Southern Alberta Participant

Education about Canadian Parks, their benefits, and the importance of their protection through an online presentation delivered by CPAWS, and a subsequent in-person group hike with a focus on raising awareness about littering.

Watch Your Paws

Camille Ruest, New Brunswick Participant

Camille played a key role in CPAWS New Brunswick’s “Watch Your Paws” education programing, where she virtually visited grade 4-6 French-speaking classes and taught students about the incredible wildlife and habitats in New Brunswick.