Ghost Bear

is creating fun, visual stories that inspire a love for nature.

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patrons
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Tiers
The Insider
$1 or more per month

  

For the price of a can of pop per month, you can support nature literacy by ensuring we get five meals in the field per year. (Meal replacement bars are food-ish - and cost efficient too!) 


1. One free downloadable image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 5% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


* Price in USD

** Why does field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

VIP
$5 or more per month

  

For the price of a cup of coffee per month, you can support nature literacy by funding a new hard drive to record and back-up our interviews with experts from across Canada and around world. You have no idea how many hard drives it will take to build Nature Labs. (Like, you could turn Simon into a mummy with all of the hard drive cords we already own...and we've almost maxed out our hard drives!)


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 10% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


* Price in USD

** Why does field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

MAJOR LEAGUER
$10 or more per month

  

Instead of buying two tickets to watch the boys of summer play baseball (say the dreadful Blue Jays), you can support nature literacy by keeping us warm for a full winter day in the field. Snow can come as early as September and winter can last into May in Mount Robson Park - and our tent isn't quite equipped for the extreme cold, nor is Jill. Your support can literally extend summer in our hearts by ensuring we sleep at a B&B, while still covering our usual field production costs. 


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 15% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look at our FIRST produced piece for Nature Labs!


* Price in USD

** Why does winter field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

SUPERSTAR
$25 or more per month

  

For the price of one mediocre pizza pie delivery per month, you can fund our travel to new locations in North America to interview unique voices and profile incredible stories of nature and stewardship.


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 20% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first FIVE produced pieces for Nature Labs!


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


* Price in USD

** Why do interviews and place-based stories even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

CHAMPION
$50 or more per month

  

For the price of one dinner out per month, you can fund one week of post-production costs, including our web domain, security and server needs, as well as our editing tools, including software subscriptions! 


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 25% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first TEN produced pieces for Nature Labs!


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


7. Paula J. Lay’s stunning spotted owl watercolour print from her new Vanishing: Our Endangered Animals series. Visit www.paulajlay.com to see her beautiful pieces. To be sent at 6 months of your subscription.


* Price in USD

** Why do interviews and place-based stories even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

HERO
$100 or more per month

For the price of one date night out per month, you can help us receive an actual salary for our work. We have been volunteering our time and have spent the last of our savings to bring Nature Labs to life. Help make this project sustainable for us so that we can make nature literacy a reality for all.


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 50% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first TEN produced pieces for Nature Labs and you’ll also receive yearly access to the platform to explore all of our content at your leisure. 


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


7. A virtual, hour-long, PERSONALIZED workshop. Want two professional photographer's to provide you with a portfolio review? We can do that! Want us to create a virtual field trip for you to look for specific animals in a specific place in Canada's Rockies? Done! Want to spend an hour having a detailed tutorial on visual storytelling techniques or best practices for photo editing and social media marketing? Rock 'n' roll! How about a virtual presentation for your school, community group or camera club? Absolutely! (Delivered at the end of your year's subscription.)


8.  Paula J. Lay’s stunning spotted owl watercolour print from her new Vanishing: Our Endangered Animals series. Visit  www.paulajlay.com to see her beautiful pieces. Sent at 6 months of your subscription year.


* Price in USD

**Why does nature literacy even matter? And who are Simon and Jill and what do they actually do? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

Tiers
The Insider
$1 or more per month

  

For the price of a can of pop per month, you can support nature literacy by ensuring we get five meals in the field per year. (Meal replacement bars are food-ish - and cost efficient too!) 


1. One free downloadable image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 5% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


* Price in USD

** Why does field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

VIP
$5 or more per month

  

For the price of a cup of coffee per month, you can support nature literacy by funding a new hard drive to record and back-up our interviews with experts from across Canada and around world. You have no idea how many hard drives it will take to build Nature Labs. (Like, you could turn Simon into a mummy with all of the hard drive cords we already own...and we've almost maxed out our hard drives!)


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 10% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


* Price in USD

** Why does field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

MAJOR LEAGUER
$10 or more per month

  

Instead of buying two tickets to watch the boys of summer play baseball (say the dreadful Blue Jays), you can support nature literacy by keeping us warm for a full winter day in the field. Snow can come as early as September and winter can last into May in Mount Robson Park - and our tent isn't quite equipped for the extreme cold, nor is Jill. Your support can literally extend summer in our hearts by ensuring we sleep at a B&B, while still covering our usual field production costs. 


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 15% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look at our FIRST produced piece for Nature Labs!


* Price in USD

** Why does winter field work even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

SUPERSTAR
$25 or more per month

  

For the price of one mediocre pizza pie delivery per month, you can fund our travel to new locations in North America to interview unique voices and profile incredible stories of nature and stewardship.


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 20% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first FIVE produced pieces for Nature Labs!


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


* Price in USD

** Why do interviews and place-based stories even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

CHAMPION
$50 or more per month

  

For the price of one dinner out per month, you can fund one week of post-production costs, including our web domain, security and server needs, as well as our editing tools, including software subscriptions! 


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 25% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first TEN produced pieces for Nature Labs!


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


7. Paula J. Lay’s stunning spotted owl watercolour print from her new Vanishing: Our Endangered Animals series. Visit www.paulajlay.com to see her beautiful pieces. To be sent at 6 months of your subscription.


* Price in USD

** Why do interviews and place-based stories even matter? Check out NatureLabs.ca!

HERO
$100 or more per month

For the price of one date night out per month, you can help us receive an actual salary for our work. We have been volunteering our time and have spent the last of our savings to bring Nature Labs to life. Help make this project sustainable for us so that we can make nature literacy a reality for all.


1. One free image each month for your personal use, whether on your desktop or for printing and hanging on your wall. These images are EXCLUSIVE to our Patreon community.


2. 50% discount on all items - including limited edition fine art prints - from the Ghost Bear Store for an entire year. And remember, 100% of all purchases support the non-profit work to create Nature Labs.


3. Nature Labs After Dark! What’s Nature Labs After Dark? It’s an EXCLUSIVE monthly podcast for our Patreon followers that looks at the making of Nature Labs. That sounds boring; this won't be. With adult beverages firmly in hand, Jill and Simon will interview each other about the odder moments of the journey, the shocking lessons learned and the mild disasters they've survived. 


4. EXCLUSIVE Instagram story updates - sometimes serious and often ridiculous - as we work to bring Nature Labs to life. Whether we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE look at our otter footage and how we got it (Jill fell in a river!), or giving you the EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes story of our interview with a former prime minister (she's worried for our future!)...we will send you our news through private Instagram stories. Also: you gain a new follower; we will follow you back! (You must have an Instagram account to access this benefit!)


5. The EXCLUSIVE first-look access to our first TEN produced pieces for Nature Labs and you’ll also receive yearly access to the platform to explore all of our content at your leisure. 


6. One 16x24” LIMITED EDITION fine art print of your choice for FREE (including shipping!) per year, mailed at the end of your 12-month subscription.


7. A virtual, hour-long, PERSONALIZED workshop. Want two professional photographer's to provide you with a portfolio review? We can do that! Want us to create a virtual field trip for you to look for specific animals in a specific place in Canada's Rockies? Done! Want to spend an hour having a detailed tutorial on visual storytelling techniques or best practices for photo editing and social media marketing? Rock 'n' roll! How about a virtual presentation for your school, community group or camera club? Absolutely! (Delivered at the end of your year's subscription.)


8.  Paula J. Lay’s stunning spotted owl watercolour print from her new Vanishing: Our Endangered Animals series. Visit  www.paulajlay.com to see her beautiful pieces. Sent at 6 months of your subscription year.


* Price in USD

**Why does nature literacy even matter? And who are Simon and Jill and what do they actually do? Check out NatureLabs.ca!