Led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) graduate students at Dalhousie University, Diversity of Nature (DoN) is a scientific outreach organization dedicated to increasing BIPOC representation in the natural sciences.

DoN's program consists of an annual ecological field expedition and year-round workshops (including science panels, in-school workshops, and outdoor day excursions). Our programming is tailored to BIPOC students across Nova Scotia.

All of our programming is free of charge

To our knowledge, DoN is the only STEM outreach program in Canada run by BIPOC graduate students and tailored to BIPOC youth!


Upcoming Events

  • Urban Park Guided Hike
    Sat, Jul 02
    Jul 02, 11:00 a.m.
    Halifax, 225 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1C9, Canada
    Join Unity Cooper from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to learn first hand about the ecology and conservation of the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area!
  • Halifax Shark Week
    August 21 - 28
    August 21 - 28
    Halifax, 1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6, Canada
    From Aug 21-28th, we will be running several *free* events to learn about sharks, shark scientists, and the marine environment for underrepresnted and historically excluded youth and their families!


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June 15 2022

Are you an underrepresented student who is currently an undergraduate or is starting university or college soon? Check out our free "10 simple rules" of advice! If you have questions feel free to reach out and we will gladly help! 


April 20 2022

Diversity of Nature wins the prestigious Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) award!

The ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award was created in 2019 by the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). The IDEA Award is given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. 

We are grateful to Mason Stothart for putting together an incredible nomination package, and Dr. Marty Leonard for supporting the nomination!


Sept. 1, 2021

Thank you to all DoN members and supporters for a wonderful inaugural year. We have just released our newsletter, which celebrates our accomplishments.