Tuesday 9 June 2020

EcoSask News, June 9, 2020

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Upcoming Events
Young Naturalists Bluebird Trail, June (Saskatoon) 
Sign up to participate in the Saskatoon Young Naturalists bluebird monitoring trail program on June 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, or 24. Register early as dates are filling up fast.

Plants of the Opimihaw Valley, June 11 (online) 
Find out about the plants of the Opimihaw Valley from 12-12:30 pm, June 11, as part of Wanuskewin’s Snax & Facts series.

Teacher/Outdoor Educator Forum, June 11/12 (online) 
SaskOutdoors is hosting a follow-up forum for teachers and outdoor educators on June 11 and 12 with various time slots for different age groups.

Wascana Marsh Tour, June 13 (Regina) 
Take a guided tour of Wascana Marsh at 11 am, June 13, by emailing friendsofwascanamarsh@gmail.com or download a self-guided tour pamphlet.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week, June 14-20 (online) 
Native Prairie Appreciation Week 2020 is online with a video, webinars (including one with Candace Savage), a plant Id presentation and quiz.

Woodland Caribou, June 16 (online) 
There will be a webinar on the efficacy of habitat restoration for woodland caribou at 2 pm, June 16. Email Caribou.Webinars@gmail.com to participate.

Navigating Risky Play, June 16 (online) 
SaskOutdoors is hosting a webinar on navigating risky outdoor play from 11 am-noon, June 16.

Overnight/Emergency Preparedness, June 17 (online) 
Join SaskOutdoors and Back40 Wilderness First Aid for a webinar about overnight/emergency preparedness from 7:30-8:30 pm, June 17.

Teacher/Outdoor Educator Discussion Panel, June 18 (online)
SaskOutdoors is hosting an online panel discussion with experienced environmental educators sharing their tips for taking learning outside from 11am-noon, June 18.

Wilderness First Aid, June 19-21 (Saskatoon) 
Back40 Wilderness First Aid Training is offering a 20-hour wilderness first aid training course in Saskatoon June 19-21.

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Looking Ahead
Waste ReForum, July 14-16 (online) 
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council has switched to an online format for this year's Waste ReForum from 10:30 am-3 pm, July 14-16.

A full list of upcoming events (online and in person) can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

Local News
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The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to increase climate change education, training and public awareness on a global scale.

University of Saskatchewan researchers have developed an app that shows the economic value of shelterbelts while helping landowners determine the best trees to grow.

Where you live in Saskatchewan has an impact on your attitudes towards power production sources.

Stories along the Qu’Appelle Valley offers land-based Indigenous wisdom from Treaty 4 territory, the land of the Saulteaux-Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, and Nakota peoples.

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From Information to Action
The incredibly biodiverse world of soil and how it connects to the ground above that we as humans inhabit

Back Market is an online retail platform for secondhand electronics. “They sell refurbished goods through a network of partners, with careful vetting to ensure quality. That allows them to offer a warranty and to provide customer service.”

Rattlesnake populations are declining, and that’s a problem because they’re “key players in grassland food chains, acting as mid-level predators that control rodent populations and serve as a food source for larger predators.”

Manitoba’s Boreal Wetlands Conservation Codes of Practice are designed to “provide guidance on how to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts to boreal wetlands that result from resource roads, access roads, and crossings.”

Austin, TX, is keeping racial equity front and centre in revising its community climate plan.

Conservation planning should ensure a network of protected areas that plants and animals can retreat to as their habitats are altered due to climate change.

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