Nature Near You demystifies the natural sciences and encourages citizens to take action to protect biodiversity and the environment. Nature Near You, which consists of three projects unfolding outside the confines of the Espace pour la vie museums, facilitates access to the natural sciences. It allows people to discover the environment and biodiversity that surrounds them, directly in their living environment and at no cost.
During the summer, the Espace pour la vie team travels to events and public places throughout the Montréal Metropolitan Community to spark discussion about the nature that surrounds us.
In cooperation with organizations and community partners, our team invites people to take part in a creative, educational and scientific workshop that brings them to discover their immediate environment in a whole new way, and hopefully encourages them to better protect it.
Entomophilia in Nunavik
This project aims to showcase Nunavik’s insect world for and with the help of local communities. Details will be available shortly.
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