Tuesday, 18 August 2015
EcoSask News, August 18, 2015
Volunteer Ferret Monitors, Aug. 18-30
Grasslands National Park is recruiting volunteers for their annual Black-footed Ferret Monitoring Volunteer Program, August 18-30.
Crooked Lake Fen, Aug. 22
Join Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan at Crooked Lake Fen, a unique habitat with birds, unusual native plants, and sweeping views of the Qu’Appelle Valley, on Aug. 22.
Aloha Fest, Aug. 28-30 (Regina)
Saskatchewan Eco Network and Eat Healthy Foods Regina are hosting Aloha Fest – the Antidote to Overshoot from Aug. 28-30 just outside of Regina. There will be skills workshops, a community harvest, nature walks, music, and more.
Environmental Engineering for Kids, Sept. 8 – Oct. 6
A six-week Environmental Engineering for Kids course will be held at the Crossmount Arts Barn from Sept. 8 to Oct. 6 for 7 to 11 year olds. The hands-on classes will introduce students to green engineering, covering topics such as sustainability, durability, and environmental permanence.
Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet, Sept. 25
Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet will be held Sept. 25 & 26 in North Battleford and will include a visit to Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve.
World Rivers Day at Nuit Blanche, Sept. 26
Saskatchewan Eco Network is presenting World Rivers Day at Nuit Blanche Saskatoon. Contact SEN if you’re interested in participating.
Sept. 26, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm – Sandhill Crane Field Trip
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.
Aug. 27, 8 am – Birding and exploring a new trail at Redberry Lake
Other Nature Society Field Trips
Aug. 30, 8 – 11:30 am – Warbler Walk at the Forestry Farm
Sept. 7, 7:30 am – 10 pm – Last Mountain Lake Sanctuary Visit
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).
A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar.
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