Tuesday 23 May 2017

EcoSask News, May 23, 2017


Upcoming Events
Powering Up Canada Book Launch, May 23 (Saskatoon)
Attend the launch of Powering Up Canada: The history of power, fuel, and energy from 1600 edited by R.W. Sandwell from 4-6 pm, May 23, at the Hose and Hydrant Brewing Company.

Fix and Release, May 27 (Yorkton)
View Fix and Release, a short film about the turtles that are nursed back to health at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre at 11:45 am, May 27, at the Yorkton Film Festival.

Electric Cars, May 27 (Swift Current)
See a Tesla and learn all about electric cars at 1 pm, May 27, at Swift Current Branch Library.

Wildlife Rescue, May 28 (Saskatoon)
Volunteer with Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan and join Saskatoon’s duck team. A training session will be held on May 28 from 1-4 pm.

Nature Saskatchewan Photo Exhibit, May 29-June 23 (Prince Albert) 
Nature Saskatchewan is hosting a photography display by Martin Phillips and Morley Maier at SUNTEP May 29-June 23. The images have been integrated into the post-secondary biology program to show young teachers how they can incorporate images of wildlife into their curricula to bring ecology, anatomy, and art alive.

Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival, June 2-3 (Chaplin Lake) 
Book a tour or enjoy a fundraising dinner at the Chaplin Lake Shorebird Festival, June 2 and 3.

Nature Regina Field Trips 
June 3, 8:30 am – A.E. Wilson Park Early Summer Discoveries
June 17, 4:30/7:30 am – Breeding Bird Atlas Square Bash! Fairy Hills and Hwy 99
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

Looking Ahead 
BioBlitz, June 9-10 (Regina) 
To celebrate Canada's 150, Nature Saskatchewan has partnered with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Wascana Centre, and the Saskatchewan Science Centre to host a BioBlitz in Wascana Park on June 9 and 10. Volunteers and expert naturalists are needed to help with the event.

Rewild the Child Day Camp, July 4-7 (Saskatoon) 
Elizabeth Bekolay, LichenNature, is offering a Rewild the Child Day Camp from July 4-7. Mornings will be spent hiking the river valley with skill building, games, and nature observation in the afternoons.

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

Black bear

In the News
The human inhabitants of Alberta’s Bow Valley are working hard to co-habit peacefully with their wild neighbours by removing attractants, protecting and creating wildlife corridors, and by learning to be wild smart [video].

From fish to butterflies - roadsides are a huge opportunity for wildlife conservation.

The Province of Saskatchewan has picked a preferred route for the Saskatoon Freeway. Unfortunately, it still crosses the Meewasin Northeast Swale. Highways ministry spokesman Doug Wakabayashi says the Northeast Swale Watchers will be consulted as the project moves forward: “It’s an environmentally sensitive area and we have an obligation to protect environmentally sensitive land.” Let's hold them to that promise.

“So, what do we do to begin reversing the addictive cycle of over consumption? One place to start is with the next generation whom we are currently raising.”

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