Tuesday 22 August 2017

EcoSask News, August 22, 2017


Upcoming Events
AquaVan, Aug. 26 & 27 (Regina) 
Touch live marine invertebrates, learn about Canada’s waterways, and participate in a purple loosestrife clean-up (Aug. 26) when the Aqua Van visits Regina on Aug. 26 and 27.

Carbonless Concert, Aug. 26 (Saskatoon) 
Enjoy the ninth in a series of Carbonless Concerts from 6:30-9 pm, Aug. 26, at d’Lish by Tish, Saskatoon.

All About Coyote, Aug. 30 (Saskatoon) 
Kids can enjoy coyote stories and films and create a coyote mask at 6 pm, Aug. 30, at the Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch Library in Saskatoon.

Wildlife Society Conservation Expo, Aug. 31 (Regina) 
Wildlife professionals are invited to a networking poster session and mixer organized by the Saskatchewan chapter of The Wildlife Society from 3-6 pm, Aug. 31.

Wascana Junior Naturalist, Sept.-Dec. (Regina) 
The Wascana Junior Naturalist program for kids ages 9-13 will run on some Tuesday evenings from the end of September to the beginning of December. Register by emailing ecologist@wascana.ca

Global Shorebird Count, Sept. 2 & 3 
Join the Global Shorebird Count, Sept. 2 and 3.

Renewable Energy in Remote & Indigenous Communities, Sept. 5 (Saskatoon) 
The University of Saskatchewan is hosting panel presentations focused on Renewable Energy in Remote and Indigenous Communities on Sept. 5. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

Looking Ahead 
Sustainable Gourmet Dinner, Sept. 16 (Saskatoon) 
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is hosting the 12th annual Sustainable Gourmet Dinner on Sept. 16. Local food is prepared by local chefs and there will be musical entertainment from Laura Beach of Twin Voices.

Walk21 Calgary, Sept. 19-22 (Calgary) 
Walk21 Calgary, Sept. 19-22, will explore Calgary’s emerging walkability, discuss how walking transforms rapidly growing cities, and share ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.

Youth Astronomy Club, Sept. 25 (Saskatoon) 
Grade 7, 8, and 9 students who are interested in astronomy are invited to join the Youth Astronomy Club hosted by the Saskatoon Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Contact RASC Saskatoon to register in order to attend the first fall meeting on Sept. 25 from 7-9 pm.

Canoe Certification Course, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 (Regina) 
SaskOutdoors is offering a Paddle Canada Canoe Certification Course, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 near Regina.

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

In the News 
1 in 5 adults in France belongs to BlaBlaCar, a ride-sharing service.

Meet the subterranean community that feeds and protects plants and trees.

Birdsong possesses qualities once ascribed only to human language.

A Canadian company has worked out how to make a profit from recycling styrofoam and hopes to expand into Saskatchewan.

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