Tuesday, 10 January 2012

EcoSask News, January 10, 2012

Winter Cycling Seminar, January 12
The College of Kinesiology is offering a free winter cycling seminar on January 12 from 12:05-12:50 pm at the PAC, University of Saskatchewan. Sign up in advance if you are interested.

Prairie Master Gardeners Winter Workshop, January 21
Join the Prairie Master Gardeners for their annual Escape Winter workshop on Saturday, January 21. The morning session will focus on permaculture basics, while the afternoon session will be on pruning and grafting. The deadline for registrations is January 18.

Animal Adaptations, January 22
Learn how animals in and around Saskatoon get ready for the winter season and make a craft to take home at the Meewasin Valley Centre from 2-4 pm on Sunday, January 22.

Zoo Crew PD Camp, January 27
Join the Saskatoon Zoo Society on Friday, January 27 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for a Zoo Crew PD Camp. Visit with Georgia the porcupine and Pretzel the python. Feed Ariel the hawk and Spirit the owl. Learn about birdwatching and build a bird feeder to take home with you.

Groundwater Contamination, January 28
Jessica Ernst, a scientist with 30 years petroleum industry experience, will explain why she believes that the natural gas industry has contaminated a shallow aquifer in her community with toxic, community-industry-related chemicals. Listen to her presentation at 1 pm on Saturday, January 28 in Michael Hall, St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster (sponsored by the Council of Canadians).

Heritage Festival, February 5
Join the Saskatoon Zoo Society at the annual Saskatoon Heritage Festival from 12-5 pm on February 5 at the Western Development Museum.

Icecycles, February 5
Don’t miss Saskatoon Icecycles on Sunday, February 5. A winter cycling workshop will be followed by the world’s coldest bike parade, along with live music, door prizes, and bike repair stations. Register early and you will receive special offers and discounts from the local bike stores.

Summer Job Opportunities, February 17
Check out the employment opportunities with Nature Saskatchewan. They include habitat stewardship, rare plant rescue, and bird monitoring.

Hometown Heroes Awards, March 30
Earth Day Canada invites you to nominate a local individual, organization or business that has fostered meaningful, long-term community awareness and action for a Hometown Heroes award.

The deadline for nominations is March 30.

Courtney Milne, Order of Merit
Courtney Milne, Saskatchewan photographer and author, was invested posthumously with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

EcoFriendly Sask Calendar
Additional events, including the Native Prairie Speaker series  on January 18 and a talk on Forensic Tools in Wildlife Research on January 19, are listed on the EcoFriendly Sask calendar.

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