Tuesday 30 August 2016

EcoSask News, August 30, 2016

Prairie blazing star

Coming Soon
Support Meewasin, Sept. 10 (Saskatoon)
Keep Meewasin Vital and the Broadway District Block Party 6 are hosting a Slow Roll at 10 am, Sept. 10. The Saskatoon Road Runners Association is organizing a fun run to show their support. What a great opportunity to get active and support the Meewasin Valley Authority.

Curbside Swap, Sept. 10 (Saskatoon)
Have clean, usable household items to give away? Want free stuff? Swap it at Saskatoon’s second annual city-wide Curbside Swap on Sept. 10.

EcoFriendly Sask Happy Hour, Sept. 14 (Saskatoon)
If you or your organization has received an Action Grant, been profiled on our website, or is a long-time friend of EcoFriendly Sask, please join us in celebrating our 5th birthday at the EcoFriendly Sask Happy Hour on Sept. 14. RSVP by Sept. 9.

Edenwold Fence Pull, Sept. 17 (SK)
Help pull old fencing at Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Edenwold property on Sept. 17.

Nature Grandparenting, Sept. 21-Oct. 26 (Saskatoon)
Grandparents and their 3-5 year old grandchildren are invited to participate in SaskOutdoor’s intergenerational nature program in Saskatoon on Wednesday mornings from Sept. 21 to Oct. 26 (at 9:15 or 10:30 am).

Prairie blazing star

Looking Ahead
Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meet, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 (Saskatoon)
Take part in Wanuskewin, Peregrine Falcon, Whooping Crane, and Saw-whet Owl field trips and a talk by Brian Johns on “The Secret Life of Whooping Cranes Past, Present and Future” at Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Saskatoon.

Canadian Heritage Rivers Conference, Oct. 16-19 (Saskatoon)
Don’t miss the Canadian Heritage Rivers conference in Saskatoon from Oct. 16-19. The conference will explore how rivers have shaped our culture, history, science, and everyday lives in Saskatchewan and our collective Canadian identity across the country.

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

Great Waters Challenge
EcoFriendly Sask is proud to be a Network Partner for the Great Waters Challenge, an online participative game for youth under 30 to uncover water stories in their communities and share with a broader audience.

Sustainable Kids’ Camps
Three University of Saskatchewan summer camps went green this year. The Museum of Antiquities' Ancient and Medieval Adventures Camp received top honours from the University’s Office of Sustainability for reducing waste, reusing water bottles and activity supplies, and recycling. 

The AgBio Discovery Camp organized several sustainability-related outings, while the Children’s Activity Camp focused on waste reduction, including a waste-free lunch policy.

Changing Migration Patterns
Climate change and human barriers affect migrating wildlife. “By presenting the data with a flow map,” Majka says, “we're able to easily see large-scale patterns like the importance of the Appalachian spine and Rocky Mountains for allowing species to move up in elevation and up on latitude toward cooler climates.” 

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