Educating The Public and Broader Community on Sustainable Development and Conservation

The Niagara Escarpment Biosphere provides a variety of key educational opportunities with its unique ecological characteristics and diverse environments (Woronchak, et al., 2020). The goal of the organization is to formulate partnerships with various stakeholders to educate the public and broader community on sustainable development and conservation efforts. The Biosphere holds the opportunity for both in-situ and ex-situ educational activities; many of which align with stakeholder objectives. Educational opportunities include:

  • Environmental and Social Research
  • Data Collection
  • Conservation Initiatives and Habitat Integrity
  • Historical and Current Heritage of Local Indigenous Nations and Groups
  • Community Outreach
  • Youth Engagement

Through the support and engagement of stakeholders, the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network will not only provide educational activities for such groups but also, stress the importance of sustaining the biosphere and the vast biodiversity that lives within it. The Niagara Escarpment Biosphere is currently the largest stretch of forested land that remains in Ontario including two key biomes (Woronchak, et al., 2020). Despite the Biosphere’s ecological importance, it continues to face many anthropogenic threats. Efforts to sustain the Biosphere are vital in preserving its biological diversity and relies on stakeholder support.