Tuesday 9 October 2018

EcoSask News, October 9, 2018

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Upcoming Events
Spread of Feral Swine, Oct. 12 (Saskatoon) 
The WildEcol seminar series is held at 3:30 pm, every other Friday, on the U of S campus:
Oct. 12 – Tracking the spread of feral swine across Canada

Basic Wilderness First Aid, Oct. 13 &14 (Saskatoon) 
Back 40 Wilderness First Aid Training is offering an overnight camp and basic wilderness first aid course on Oct. 13 & 14 near Saskatoon.

Wasted, Oct. 15 (Regina) 
Watch Wasted: The Story of Food Waste at 7 pm, Oct. 15, in Regina.

Gender & Climate Change, Oct. 15 (Regina)
Dr. Amber Fletcher, University of Regina, will explore how women and men are affected by climate disaster and how paying attention to gender can help strengthen our resilience to future climate events at the 7:30 pm, Oct. 15, meeting of Nature Regina.

Compost in your own Backyard, Oct. 16 (Prince Albert) 
Learn how to compost in your own backyard at 7 pm, Oct. 16, at the John M. Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert.

Prairie Bats & White-Nose Syndrome, Oct. 17 (Moose Jaw) 
U of S Professor Vikram Misra will speak on prairie bats and white-nose syndrome at the 6:30 pm, Oct. 17, meeting of the Moose Jaw Nature Society.

Starlight at Sunrise, Oct. 17 (Regina) 
Explore the universe with the Royal Astronomical Society from 7-8:30 pm at the Sunrise Branch, Regina Public Library.

Patagonia Conservation Land Trust, Oct. 18 (Saskatoon) 
Leslie Tuchek will discuss Douglas Tompkins' work in establishing a sustainable land trust in Argentina and Chile at the 7:30 pm, Oct. 18, meeting of the Saskatoon Nature Society.

Build Sask Green 2018 , Oct. 18 (Saskatoon) 
The Build Sask Green conference will be held in Saskatoon on Oct. 18 and will include sessions on zero carbon building standards and applications.

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Looking Ahead
Nature Playcare, Oct. 26-Nov. 30 (Saskatoon) 
Wildernook Fresh Air Learning is hosting Nature Playcare for 3-4 year olds from 1:30-3:30 pm, Friday afternoons from Oct. 26 to Nov. 30. Children should come dressed for the weather ready to immerse themselves in play-based learning in a natural environment.

Smarter Science, Better Buildings, Nov. 13-16 (Prince Albert)
Grade 7 classes and the public are invited to visit the Smarter Science, Better Buildings exhibit in Prince Albert City Hall’s foyer from Nov. 13-16.

Project Wild, Oct. 28 (Saskatoon)
Join SaskOutdoors for a Project Wild workshop on Oct. 28 in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Golden Eagles 
Oct. 18, 9 am – Goose Migration south of Delisle
Retirees and partners who are interested in birds and the natural world are invited to participate.

Other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips 
Oct. 28, 1-5 pm, Blackstrap Lake Birding & Fall Supper
Nov. 3, 9-10:30 am – Sanatorium Site Bird Walk
Everyone is welcome. 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
Saskatchewan's native prairies are under threat and disappearing rapidly

SaskPower introduces new customer-generated power options

Dozens of wildlife crossings will restore connectivity in the Cascades

Meet 6 amazing women who are speaking out on climate science and policy

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