Tuesday, 1 November 2011

EcoSask News, November 1, 2011

U of S Hosts Northern Elder, October 21 to November 12
The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), has invited a First Nations Elder, traditional healer and teacher from the Yukon, to share knowledge with U of S students, faculty and staff as part of the School's Northern Elder-in-Residence program.

Elder Randall Tetlichi will host a public presentation on Human-Animal Relations from a First Nations Perspective on Wednesday, November 2 from 12:30-1:30 pm in Room 2115, Veterinary Medicine. He will speak on Traditional Knowledge Teachings: Working together for a sustainable future on Friday, November 4, from 1:30-4:30 pm in Room 144, Kirk Hall.

There will also be informal brown bag lunches on November 3 and 10 from 11 am to 3 pm in the 3rd floor lounge of Kirk Hall and on November 4 from 11 am to 3 pm in Room 305 of the Education Building.

"I am really looking forward to teaching the U of S community how people communicate in the North and the different ways of knowing about the environment, climate change, ecosystems and sustainability," says Tetlichi. "I am also going to talk about the individual and how each of us can make a difference by paying attention to the way we think, see, listen and talk with ourselves and each other. Instead of just co-existing, it is now time for all nations to exist with each other and depend on each other."

Blessed Blue Book Launch, November 10
Carol Kavanagh will be reading from her latest book, Blessed Blue: Our planet, earth, air and water, at 7:30 pm on November 10 at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Kavanagh is a Saskatoon author. Blessed Blue combines poetry and photographs, leading readers to a greater appreciation of earth, air and water.

Carol Kavanagh’s first book, Anciently Prairie, illustrates the Saskatchewan seasons through poetry and photography.

Zoo Crew PD Day Camp, November 10 & 14
The Saskatoon Zoo Society is offering PD Day Camps on Thursday, November 10 (Catholic schools) or Monday, November 14 (public schools) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

SK Outdoor and Environmental Education Association Winter Camp, December 3-4
The Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association will be holding a winter camp at Echo Valley Provincial Park on December 3 and 4. The camp includes initiative games, outdoor cooking, winter survival, wide games, a hike, kite flying and more. The registration deadline is November 29. You can register online; more information is available from soeea.sk@gmail.com

2012 Saskatchewan Birds Calendar
The 2012 Saskatchewan Birds Calendar is now ready to order. Professionally coil-bound and printed on high-quality photo paper, the calendar is 11x17 inches, with a full-colour, full-page photo for each month. The price is $20.00, and there is no order limit. For a preview of the pages and for shipping costs (if needed), email nikovich@gmail.com

Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is open all year round. Their fall and winter hours (September 6 to May 23) are 9 am to 4:30 pm, and they are closed on statutory holidays during the winter.

There is a traditional dance presentation at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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