Tuesday 15 August 2017

EcoSask News, August 15, 2017

pelicans on the river

Upcoming Events
Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, Aug. 1-Sept. 15 (Canada)
Help Friends of the Earth find out more about Canada’s bees by participating in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from Aug. 1-Sept. 15.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, Aug. 19 (Saskatoon)
You can dispose of household hazardous waste in Saskatoon from 9 am–3:30 pm on Aug. 19.

Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21 (Saskatoon)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park will provide interpretation and protective eyewear for the partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 10:30 am-1:30 pm.

Last Mountain Lake Tours, Aug. 21 (Saskatoon/Last Mountain Lake)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is offering hourly guided tours of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area & Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Aug. 21, 10 am-4 pm.

Digital Planetarium, Aug. 21 (Saskatoon)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is hosting a drop-in Digital Planetarium from 9 am-2 pm, Aug. 21. The whole family will have an opportunity to learn about the universe from Cree Science Facilitator Wilfred Buck.

Why Nocturnal Preserves are Needed in Canada, Aug. 22 (webinar)
PCAP-SK is hosting a noon-hour webinar on Aug. 22 regarding Engaging Communities in Nocturnal Conservation: Why Nocturnal Preserves are Needed in Canada.

Vermicomposting, Aug. 26 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is hosting a workshop on vermicomposting from 12:30-2:30 pm, Aug. 26, at the Garden Patch.

Clean Up at Key West, Aug. 26 (Regina)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Conservation Volunteers program provides great opportunities to get outside and do your part to protect or repair damage to the environment. Join NCC at Key West from 9 am-3 pm, Aug. 26.

pelicans on the river

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles
Aug. 24, 7:30 am – Porter Lake and St. Denis Area
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate in Golden Eagle field trips.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Aug. 20, 2-4 pm – Bird Walk, Gabriel Dumont Park
Aug. 26, 8-11 am – Warbler Walk, Forestry Farm Zoo
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

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

In the News 
The Canadian Journal of Environmental Education is now open access and available online.

The Canadian Youth Energy Vision Project is looking for 10 Youth Champions from across Canada to host a dialogue in their city to gather the ideas, input and thoughts of youth, and join Canadian Energy Sector leaders for the Generation Energy Summit in Winnipeg from Oct 10-12.

According to the study, Jobs for Tomorrow – Canada’s Building Trades and Net Zero Emissions, a low-carbon economy could create almost four million direct building trades jobs by 2050 – and that’s a conservative estimate. These jobs include boilermakers, electrical workers, insulators, ironworkers, and masons.

NASA lays out a 14-point plan for the best solar eclipse viewing party ever.

Let’s talk irrigation because we’re not managing our water well.

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