Tuesday 14 February 2017

EcoSask News, February 14, 2017


Upcoming Events
Bird Walks, Feb. 17-20 (Regina)
Join Nature Saskatchewan for a bird walk during the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 17-20. Walks will take place daily in different locations.

The Importance of Important Bird Areas, Feb. 20 (Regina)
Marla Anderson, Nature Saskatchewan, will discuss the importance of Important Bird Areas while focusing on the criteria for the designation of an IBA at the Feb. 20 meeting of Nature Regina.

Policy Approaches to Climate Change, Feb. 21 (Saskatoon)
Ann Coxworth and Hayley Carlson will review policy approaches to climate change, exploring the costs of carbon pricing versus flexible regulations at 7 pm, Feb. 21, at the Frances Morrison Library, as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series.

Cycling Bylaw Review, Feb. 22 (Saskatoon)
Saskatoon Cycles has undertaken a significant review of the Bicycle Bylaw and would like your feedback at an Open House from 5-7 pm, Feb. 22, before submitting to City Council.

Predator-Prey Tracktacular, Feb. 22 (Regina)
Join Wascana Centre ecologist Sarah Turkeli for a free animal tracking program from 1-3 pm, Feb. 22. Registration, for 8-13 year olds, is limited so email ecologist@wascana.ca or call (306) 522-3661 if you’re interested.

IceCycle Fundraiser, Feb. 25 (Saskatoon)
Go for a bike ride and over dinner listen to Filipi Gomez describe riding his bike from Chile to the Arctic with his bass guitar at the IceCycle Fundraiser from 5-9 pm, Feb. 25.

Intermediate Bird Watching Course, Feb/Mar (Regina)
A 5-week intermediate bird watching course is being offered on Monday evenings (Feb. 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27). You’ll learn to recognize all the groups of birds found in southern Saskatchewan and cover specific species from each group in detail. Pre-registration is required with a class limit of 25. Call 306-581-6819 or email SKatlasReg8@gmail.com.

Baja Pronghorn
The Baja Pronghorn is critically endangered with less than 200 left in the wild (El Paso Zoo)

Looking Ahead
Winter Camping with Sled Dogs, Mar. 3-5 (Great Blue Heron Provincial Park)
Join SaskOutdoors for winter camping in Great Blue Heron Provincial Park, Mar. 3-5, and spend two days skiing and learning to run a dog sled team.

Compost Coach Training Camp, Mar. 4-5 (Saskatoon)
Learn advanced composting techniques and help more people get involved in composting by taking the two-day compost coach training camp offered by the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council.

Winter Camping Skills Workshop, Mar. 11-12 (Prince Albert National Park)
Join SaskOutdoors for a winter camping skills workshop, Mar. 11-12, Prince Albert National Park.

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

On Campus
The University of Saskatchewan has established a Speakers’ Bureau. Faculty, graduate students, and researchers have offered to speak free of charge. Topics include: bats, beavers, farmland moose, SK species at risk, solar cells, and sustainability at the U of S.

The University of Saskatchewan has received recognition for its sustainability initiatives.

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