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Nature near you

Nature near you

A three-part project

By demystifying certain environmental issues, as well as paying attention to the plants, animals, atmospheric phenomena or insects around them, citizens, accompanied by our mediators, are urged to take action to protect biodiversity and the environment in a way that fosters a healthy and sustainable bond between humans and nature.

The Nature Near You team goes out to meet with the citizens to bring them to discover the environment and the biodiversity that surrounds them in the boroughs and municipalities, right in their neighbourhood.

The Nature Brigade

Brigade - La nature près de chez vous

On tour in public places

The Nature Brigade presents animations and travels throughout the island of Montreal and the territory of the Montreal Metropolitan Community, in indoor and outdoor public places, year round! The Brigade helps you to learn more about the Montreal archipelago, its history, its fauna and flora, and the canopy of the metropolitan territory.

Come meet and chat with us this summer!

Schedule of upcoming stops of the Nature Brigade   


A citizen co-creation experience

Created by and for citizens, the Espace pour la vie micro-museums are temporary artistic and scientific installations that go from one borough to another to give people the opportunity to discover nature and environmental issues that concern them specifically.

Each micro-museum focuses on a particular issue identified by the local communities of a given borough, and our mediators delve into this issue to sensitize citizens to see their immediate environment differently in order to better protect it.


An exhibition on the 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, see how they jumped right into the co-creation experiment, and imagine your own micro-museum concept!

For more information on the Nature Near You project, or to host one of the Espace pour la vie's micro-museums or its Nature Brigade in your neighbourhood or organization, drop us a line.

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

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