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We are finalists for a Nature Inspirat­ion Award!

Ottawa, November 14 2022

published November 7, 2022
A promotional image for The Ocean School collection The Harvest. Two young Heiltsuk men hold up fish and smile for the camera.

We are very excited to share with our community that Ocean School has been selected as a finalist for the Nature Inspiration Awards in the category of Not-for-profit Organization (large) for the collection “The Harvest” (Bák̓vṇx̌).

The Canadian Museum of Nature's Nature Inspiration Awards “recognize individuals and organizations whose specific projects encourage Canadians to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and contribute to its preservation.”

We are honoured to be nominated for this award and wish to congratulate all the finalists!

We also wish to congratulate our collaborators Adam Oliver Brown and the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences for their own nominations for the Nature Inspiration Awards.

“The Harvest” (Bák̓vṇx̌) was created in collaboration with the Haíɫzaqv First Nation in British Columbia. It celebrates the interconnected relationship between the Haíɫzaqv people and their keystone species (herring and salmon) — a relationship that’s over 14,000 years old!

We are sincerely grateful to the Haíɫzaqv Nation for allowing Ocean School to be guests in their territory, for sharing their stories and knowledge, and for collaborating with us for this collection.

The 9th edition of the annual Nature Ceremony Award ceremony will be hosted by the Canadian Museum of Nature on November 14, 2022.

Check out our Community space for more updates!

About the Nature Inspiration Awards

The Canadian Museum of Nature's Nature Inspiration Awards recognized 25 finalists in 6 categories for this year's edition. Check out their website to see all of the 2022 nominees.

Nature Inspiration Awards

About the Nature Inspiration Awards

Nature Inspiration Awards

‘The Harvest’ (Bák̓vṇx̌) collection

How can we take a little and leave a lot for nature? Youth host Jordan invites you and Boris Worm to his Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) homelands to take part in the harvest. Learn how herring, salmon, and Haíɫzaqv people are interconnected in the rich ecosystem of what is now known as British Columbia's Central Coast.

You can also enjoy The Harvest in 3 smaller thematic collections: All the ways of knowing (T̓áqan̓iálas q̓áy̓aixdi), Don't overharvest (K̓tsi h̓a̓gi̓uƛa), and Taking care (C̓isḷa). Each of these smaller collections is framed by a different inquiry question to guide the learning.

Explore "The Harvest (Bák̓vṇx̌)"

‘The Harvest’ (Bák̓vṇx̌) collection

Explore "The Harvest (Bák̓vṇx̌)"


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