Dr. Roberta Bondar is a Canadian icon most widely known for her journey aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as the world’s first neurologist and Canada’s first woman in space. Her achievements are outstanding in her varied careers as a scientist, medical doctor, astronaut, author, environmental educator and professional landscape and nature photographer.
The Roberta Bondar Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Camping Association to launch the Summer Camp Bondar Challenge. Modelled after the successful school-based Bondar Challenge, it is focused on campers using a camera as a tool and gateway to learning about the environment. Campers are challenged to capture an image in their environment that relates to an aspect of biodiversity and then write a statement to accompany their photo. The program fuses the art of photography with a knowledge of science and promotes a lifelong love of nature, protection of our environment and global citizenship. The winning images and statements may travel with The Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition.
For more information and to register your camp, visit the Foundation’s website. Applications open on February 28, 2018, and must be received by May 1, 2018, at 8:00 pm EST to be considered.
The registration fee of $130 includes:
Camps agree that:
Individual CCA member camps can apply on-line through The Roberta Bondar Foundation website