Tuesday, 29 November 2016

EcoSask News, November 29, 2016

frost on grass

Upcoming Events
Environmental Justice & Sustainability, Dec. 2 (Saskatoon & online)
Dr. Randolph Haluza De-Lay, delegate to the climate negotiations in Marrakech, will be speaking on environmental justice and sustainability from 3-4 pm, Dec. 2, as part of SERI’s Talking Sustainability series. The presentation will also be available online.

Permaculture Christmas Party, Dec. 3 (Prince Albert)
The Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture guild is hosting a Potluck Christmas Party on Dec. 3.

River Access Study, Dec. 5 (Saskatoon)
The City of Saskatoon and Meewasin Valley Authority are conducting a study to identify river access requirements. The primary focus will be on facilities for launching and mooring motorized and non-motorized watercraft; however, it will address all forms of river access. There will be a public open house from 3:30-8 pm, Dec. 5. You can also complete an online survey.

Tracking Migratory Birds, Dec. 8 (Saskatoon)
Ann McKellar, a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, will talk about the tools, from simple bands to GPS tags, that researchers use to track migratory birds in order to learn more about where they go and what threats they might face along the way. The Saskatoon Nature Society meetings are held monthly at 7:30 pm in Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan.

The Eagle Huntress, Dec. 8-11 (Regina)
The Regina Public Library is showing the film The Eagle Huntress from Dec. 8-11. The film follows a 13-year-old girl as she trains to be an eagle hunter in Mongolia.

Grasslands Project, Dec. 8 (Moose Jaw)
Moose Jaw Public Library will be showing the Grasslands Project, a series of short documentary films about life on the southern prairies, at 2:30 pm, Dec. 8.

Saskatoon Young Naturalists
Jan. 7 – Snowshoeing
Jan. 21 – Tracks and Scats
Feb. 4 – Chickadee Pishing
Mar. 18 – Great Horned Owl Ecology
Space is limited; register early to avoid disappointment.

Black-capped chickadee

Christmas Bird Counts
Saskatoon & Area 
Dec. 14 - Harris
Dec. 16 – Radisson-Borden
Dec. 17 – Clark’s Crossing
Dec. 18 – Qu’Appelle Valley Dam
Dec. 19 – Gardiner Dam Dec. 22 - Floral
Dec. 26 – Saskatoon Dec. 27 – Biggar
Jan. 2 – Pike Lake
Contact the Saskatoon Nature Society for full details and updated information.
Regina 
Dec. 16 – Grasslands National Park
Dec. 18 – Craven 
Dec. 26 – Regina
Christmas Bird Counts for Kids
Dec. 29 – Saskatoon
Jan. 7 – Regina

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar 

2017 Bird Calendar
Nick Saunders’ 2017 Bird Calendar is now available for purchase.

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