Fundy Biosphere Reserve localizing climate change

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Published on: October 24, 2015

CBC News / 18 October 2015

Fundy Biosphere Reserve logoThe Fundy Biosphere Reserve is introducing local climate change education to New Brunswick schools.

“A lot of the content that is prepared for teachers comes from Brazilian rainforest or coral reefs in Australia. We have some truly spectacular examples, in a scary sort of way, right here in our own backyard,” said Megan de Graaf, executive director of the Reserve.

The Reserve spoke with over 100 farmers, snow plow drivers, First Nations elders, farmers, academics and researchers to collect information about local climate change patterns.

“We began collecting what we considered disappearing information from people who had a lifetime of experience outside in the weather,” she said.

They’ve put together a series of seven videos, including a documentation from the Whitneys, who are a family of farmers and retired teachers who kept a journal for nearly 40 years.