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Discussing and reflecting, in order to better dwell in nature.

« Nature dwells in me because… »
« Nature dwells in me because… »

Discussing and reflecting, in order to better dwell in nature.

« Nature dwells within us much more than we might think! We are the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Caring for nature means caring for ourselves. We can each do something as individuals to make a difference »
- Laure Waridel, eco-sociologist and spokeswoman for these Human and Nature Encounters.


Dawn Stroll

Starting at daybreak and marked by the gradual awakening of the city, this stroll at the Jardin botanique explores the questions surrounding sound and silence in the heart of town.

July 14
4 a.m.
180 minutes
40 places
18 $
Jardin botanique
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A night
in the Garden

A night in the Garden

An evening lecture or a night at the Jardin botanique? Purchase your ticket for the lecture or enter the contest to enjoy the experience of a night under the stars.

August 10
8 p.m.
90 minutes
60 places
18 $
Jardin botanique
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in Residence

Experts in Residence

Eight residents host a group of citizens and an expert at their homes to explore new ideas and to get closer to nature in the city.

September 15
11 a.m.
120 minutes
10 places / residences
Montréal Island
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Great Debates

Three evenings in the company of a pair of experts with different experiences and points of view who reflect with the public on our way of dwelling in nature, on the planet, and in the Universe.

October 16
November 27
December 11
7:30 p.m.
90 minutes
85 places
18 $
Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
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Marie-Josée Tardif et le chef héréditaire algonquin T8aminik Rankin
We Dwell on the Earth… But It Also Dwells Within Us!

Asking an Anicinape about their relationship with the Earth is like asking them about their view of life itself. The word “Anicinape” already tells you a lot about how we see things. ...

Marie-Josée Tardif and Dominique Rankin

   Open letter

Laure Waridel
Nature Dwells Within Us

It’s especially easy for city-dwellers to forget just how much we depend on biodiversity. The air we breathe and the water we drink are purified, and the soil that produces our food is balanced, all thanks to multiple and complex interactions between trees and other plants, insects, animals, fungi, microorganisms and bacteria of all kinds. Regardless of where we live, we are...