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WE'RE Back Nature Nerds! After a loooooooong hiatus we crunched out this episode! We hope you enjoy as this week Jen talks about the re-branding of hornets who commit bee killing and then Megan talks about Cape Disappointment, The Graveyard of the Pacific, and the tragic ending of the SS Valencia. Get your life jackets ready! Organization to Support: The Maritime Museum of British Columbia https://mmbc.bc.ca/ The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is on the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples, specifically the songhees and esquimalt nations, who have been on these lands and waters for thousands years. Outreach efforts: Since early 2019 we have offered free programming to vulnerable and marginalized groups in the Greater Victoria region. We do this with funding provided by Foundations such as the Victoria Foundation and the Hamber Foundation, with operational support from government grants. Museums have the ability to create a sense of belonging and well being within a community, and more often than not, at-risk populations are the most in need of this. We work with community partners who assist in providing for people’s basic needs, like food and shelter, to deliver our programs and services free of charge to help provide for people’s need to belong in their community. By providing programming and tours to vulnerable and marginalized groups we help people integrate back into the community where they can feel that sense of belonging.