We all belong to communities, composed of businesses, architecture, people, plants and animals. A community in Toronto will be different than a community in Stratford. Each has features that are unique to those communities and reflect the location, geographical area and history of the land.
Just like an urban community is made up of living things (plants & animals) and non-living things (buildings, businesses, etc.), there are natural communities composed of living plants and animals, and abiotic factors like soil type, geological features and weather. These are referred to as biomes.
A biome is like a large community occupying a distinct type of environment. Canada is such a huge, diverse country that there are several major biomes that exist across our country: forest biomes, coastal, lakes & rivers, wetlands, grassland, and desert. What kind of biome do you call home?
Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space. Dr. Bondar is the only astronaut to use fine art photography to explore and reveal Earth’s natural environment from the surface.