Tuesday 9 April 2013

EcoSask News, April 9, 2013

Canada geese

Spring Gull Viewing, Apr.10 - Look for interesting species of migrating gulls on the sandbars along the river

Sharp-tailed Grouse Dance, Apr. 20 – Get up early (4:30 am) to see this prairie spectacle

Crocus Hike to Peturrson Ravine, Apr. 21 – Hike may be postponed due to a late flowering season

Further information is available on the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website.

The Amazing Lives of Tree Swallows, Apr. 18
Join the Saskatoon Nature Society at 7:30 pm, April 18, in Room 106 of the Biology Building, U of S, to hear Vanessa Harriman speak about the “lab mice” of avian studies – the Tree Swallow.

CISV Spring Camp, May 24-26
CISV Saskatoon is holding a Back to Basics Mini Camp for young people ages 8 to 21 from May 24-26. The camp will be held at the Shekinah Retreat Centre in Waldheim and will focus on learning how to live the green life and “Think, Choose and Do” things the eco-friendly way.

vocal goose

Saskatoon Celebrates Earth Day/Week
Now here’s something to squawk about! There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day/Week in Saskatoon.

Star Party – Apr. 20, 8 pm
Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at Beaver Creek. Star gazing with telescopes will follow a presentation by Ron Waldron.

Zoo Run – Apr. 21, 9 am
Run 5 km or walk 2.5 km through the Forestry Farm and past the animals and support the Saskatoon Zoo Society's educational programming.

SES Earth Day Celebration  – Apr. 22, 3:30-9:00
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society and Essence Choir are celebrating Earth Day at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. There will be food, music, and lots of indoor and outdoor activities.

Birdwatching  –  Apr. 22, 4:15-5:45
Celebrate Earth Day activities at the Farmers’ Market and then walk to the river to look for early spring birds with members of the Saskatoon Nature Society.

SENS Earth Day Lecture – April 25, 7 pm
The School of Environment and Sustainability is hosting a talk by Dr. JoAnn Carmin, MIT, on Planning Climate-Resilient Cities at Station 20 West.

Collectively Green Sale, Apr. 27, 10 am – 5 pm
All the products will be planet friendly – organic, natural, reclaimed, recycled, upcycled, or used – at the Collectively Green Sale & Celebration at Grace-Westminster United Church. There will be food and music as well.

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