Tuesday 10 January 2017

EcoSask News, January 10, 2017

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Upcoming Events
Endurance, Jan. 6 – Feb. 19 (Regina)
Todd Mintz’s underwater and nature photography is on display at the Saskatchewan Science Centre from Jan. 6 to Feb. 19.

Let’s Talk Parks, Jan. 9-27
The federal government is hosting a public consultation on the future of Parks Canada. Share your views on Canada’s national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas from Jan. 9-27.

Contaminants in the Small Swale, Jan. 11 (Saskatoon)
Join the Northeast Swale Watchers at 4 pm, Jan. 11, for a discussion with guest speakers on contaminants in the Small Swale.

Secret Life of Owls, Jan. 12 
The Secret Life of Owls airs on CBC’s The Nature of Things on Jan. 12. The documentary “gives us a window into the life of this amazing species and introduces us to some passionate owl experts along the way.”

Procession West, Jan. 13 – Feb. 18 (Saskatoon)
Two photographers explore the Canadian West with large format cameras in the upcoming Procession West exhibit at the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

Reflections of a Farmer-Naturalist, Jan. 16 (Regina)
Lorne Scott will reflect on his life as a farmer-naturalist at the Jan. 16 meeting of Nature Regina.

The Messenger, Jan. 16 (Regina)
Watch The Messenger at 7 pm, Jan. 16, at the University of Regina.

Photography & Environmental Conservation, Jan. 17 (Saskatoon)
Photographer Branimir Gjetvaj will present his experiences working in the field of conservation photography and his efforts to inspire a deeper connection with nature at 7 pm, Jan. 17, at the Frances Morrison Library as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

Saskatoon’s Urban Forest, Jan. 19 (Saskatoon)
Jeff Boone, City of Saskatoon, will talk about Saskatoon’s urban forest at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society.

EcoParent, Jan. 19/25 (Regina)
Learn how to make reusable diapers that are both earth-friendly and affordable from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 19, at the Prince of Wales Library, and from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 25, at the Central Library in Regina.

Friends of Wascana Marsh AGM, Jan. 19 (Regina)
Friends of Wascana Marsh will be holding their AGM on Jan. 19 at the Saskatchewan Science Centre small theatre.

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Looking Ahead
SaskForward Summit, Jan. 28 (Regina)
The Government of Saskatchewan has embarked on a process of transformational change of the basic services it provides. SaskForward is a broad coalition of community organizations that believe that transformational change shouldn’t be carried out without public consultation. You can have your say online or by attending the SaskForward Summit, Jan. 28, in Regina.

Reclamation & Energy, Feb. 20-21 (North Dakota)
Reclamation & Energy: Innovation and Adaptation is the theme of the ND Reclamation Conference, Feb. 20-21, in Dickinson, North Dakota.

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

In the News
Small-scale, community-owned wind projects generate jobs and local support - but they’re not happening in Saskatchewan.

A new community program hopes to enlist homeowners in the battle to save Alberta’s bats from white-nose syndrome.

A new website showcases initiatives from around the world that might contribute to a sustainable future.

Check out this printable winter scavenger hunt for kids.

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