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SCI155: The Biosphere, Yeah!

IMG_20141024_112846Since we arrived in Montreal it has loomed in the distance. That big spiderweb looking orb. I wasn’t really sure what it was at first but on Friday, our Environmental Science class finally got to see what it was all about. Walking up to it felt like approaching this big SciFi laboratory with the building contained in the huge sphere and once we were inside that wasn’t very far off. Continue reading

SCI155: Planetarium visit

planetarium1Last week, our environmental science class visited the Planetarium. One short Metro ride later we arrived at Montréal’s Planetarium on Thursday November 6th just in time for the next showing of Continuum in English later to be followed up by From The Earth To The Stars. Continue reading

SCI 155 – The Mount Royal March

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Professor Watt explains the area to the class

On a sunny Friday morning the students of this semester’s Environmental Earth Sciences course set about conducting a lab on the ecosystem of Mont-Royal – not with goggles or a textbook, but, rather, sturdy shoes and an appetite for exploration. Continue reading

SCI 155: Being a kid again at the Montreal Biodome

Biodome 2014-16I thought maybe it was the woman in front of me who smelled like fish when I entered the foyer of the Montreal Biodome. I looked back behind me to see if the other Champers smelled it too. They did. I don’t know why, until now, I hadn’t thought about where I was actually going. A zoo, perhaps? A garden? Of course the place smelled like fish, I was entering a building that held four entirely different ecosystems – it was going to smell like nature.  Continue reading