A multi-faceted off-site program
The Nature Near You team goes out to meet with citizens to bring them to discover the biodiversity that surrounds them in a way that fosters a healthy and sustainable bond between humans and nature. Through scientific activities, people are encouraged to take action to protect the environment.
Activities for the whole family
The Espace pour la vie team travels to events and public places on the island of Montreal and the territory of the Montréal Metropolitan Community to talk about the nature that surrounds us. It’s a great opportunity to demystify things like the fauna, flora, solar system, and environmental phenomena that are nearby.
A citizen co-creation experience
What can happen when art, science, local residents come together with our team? It could very well lead to a micro-museum concept! In collaboration with local organizations and partners, and through a creative, educational and scientific workshop, our team invites people to discover their immediate environment differently in order to better protect it. Pick a subject that interests you and create a micro-museum concept in your neighbourhood!
Prototypes: An exhibition on a citizen co-creation experience at the Biosphère
In the Biosphère’s new space dedicated to citizen initiatives, discover an exhibition presenting the prototypes of four micro-museums related to socio-environmental topics. Through the creative journey of four groups of committed citizens of the Anjou, Montréal-Nord, Saint-Léonard and Saint-Laurent boroughs, see how they jumped right into the co-creation experiment, and imagine your own micro-museum concept!
Espace pour la vie acknowledges the financial partners who contribute to the success of the Nature Near You! program:
- Caisse de dépôt et de placements du Québec
- Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
- Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Fonds d’initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole du Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation du Québec
- Fondation Espace pour la vie
- Foundation of Greater Montréal
- Hydro Québec