Tuesday, 28 February 2012

EcoSask News, February 28, 2012

Muskox and Pike Lake Birding, March 10
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society as they make a brief visit to a Pike Lake acreage to see two Muskox and then explore the park looking for winter birds on Saturday, March 10, from 9 am to noon. Contact the trip leader at 652-5975 for additional information.

We Canada Tour for Earth Summit, March 12
The University of Saskatchewan is hosting We Canada, Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit, on Monday, March 12, at 4 pm in the Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts Building.

Cross-Canada Canoe Odyssey, March 14
Over the course of 171 days in 2011, the Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey paddled, biked, snowshoed, and walked their canoes from Vancouver, BC to Saint John, NB. At 7 pm on March 14 at the Cliff Wright Library Auditorium, trip members will outline their route, discuss logistics, share stories, and show photos of their journey. This event is co-sponsored by the Saskatoon Public Library and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society.

Community Sustainability, March 16 & 17
The University of Regina Graduate Students Association is hosting its 7th annual research conference on March 16 and 17. The theme is From Theory to Practice: Creating Community Sustainability, and the keynote speakers are Dr. Eric Grimson, Chancellor MIT, and Dr. Mark Roseland, Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University.

Radioactive Wolves & Zoo Society AGM, March 18
Join the Saskatoon Zoo Society for a documentary film on the wolves in the post-Chernobyl dead zone at 12:30 on Sunday, March 18.

You’re invited to stay after the film and attend the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s Annual General Meeting at 1:30 pm.

Ecology Camps for Kids
The Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Saskatchewan, offers ecology camps for kids aged 8 to 12 during school breaks and in the summer. There will be a Rain Forest Ecology Camp during Easter Break from April 9 to 13. Summer camps have a different theme every week.

Saskatoon Zoo Society Summer Camp Registration, March 21-22
The Saskatoon Zoo Society holds a number of week-long summer camps for children aged 7-10 and 11-14 during the summer. You can register in person or by phone on March 21 (Zoo Society members) and March 22 (non-members).

Native Plant Society Conference
EcoFriendly Sask was pleased to sponsor and attend the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan’s annual conference. There was an outstanding line-up of speakers and topics, ranging from night sky campgrounds and zip lines in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, to trail development in Grasslands National Park, and stewardship opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Watch out for stories on these topics in future issues of EcoFriendly Sask.

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