Wild Things Scholarship | 2017

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador invites applicants for

The Wild Things Scholarship

 

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This $1000 scholarship recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a student whose volunteer activities have helped to conserve or enhance nature in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

 

Apply online or via hard copy. Applications must be submitted by March 20, 2017.

 

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NatureNL conducts The Wild Things Scholarship competition; financial support is provided by Wildland Tours (www.wildlands.com) and an anonymous donor.

Winter Gull Workshop 2017

Did you know that Quidi Vidi Lake is internationally known for gull watching? The abundance and diversity of gulls attracts birdwatchers from all over the world.
Nature NL will be hosting a winter gull workshop with bird expert Jared Clarke at Quidi Vidi Lake. Learn to identify the many species of gulls that hang out St. John’s in the winter and spend a fun wintry day at the lake with birdwatchers of all different levels.
Bring binoculars if you have them, if not we will have a few extra pairs to lend.
We will meet at the far end of the Dominion grocery store parking lot (the northeast end of the parking lot, closest to the Lake). The Dominion is at 20 Lake Avenue next to Quidi Vidi Lake. Meet at the bright yellow car (and look for the Nature NL sign). Please dress for the weather. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10 am, at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John’s

Appreciating Conservation: A tour of Shamper’s Bluff Natural Area

Speaker: Dave Rendell, CPAWS-NL

Dave and Joan Rendell had the good fortune to visit the Shamper’s Bluff Conservancy (New Brunswick); a 110 hectare Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) site that overlooks the Saint John River. The reserve’s natural meadows filled with lupines, timothy grass, oxeye daisies and other wildflowers, serve as important habitat for endangered Bobolink birds. Photographer Freeman Paterson, owner and donor of the site, provided a personal tour of the main features of the site, and his approach to maintaining the site in collaboration with the NCC. Dave’s illustrated talk will showcase the natural reserve as an example for conserving natural areas.

Dave is a retired member of the Physics Department at Memorial University who has a long history of promoting the conservation and appreciation of nature in this province.  Among other activities, he served on Nature NL’s board of directors (1985–1993), was a National Trustee for Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and currently serves as treasurer for CPAWS-NL .

Thursday, January 19, 2017,
at 7:30 p.m. at the MUN
Science Building, Room SN
2067

Parking is available in Lot 15B (near
the
Music School) if the gate is open.

Air, Land, & Sea: Grad Student Research Talks

Continuing the popular tradition of having graduate students from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) share their research with us at Nature Newfoundland and Labrador, we’ll hear from three passionate science graduate researchers about their work on creatures of the air, land, and sea.

 

Air: Leanne Guzzwell, M.Sc. candidate, will discuss her research on the breeding patterns and sometimes puzzling behaviours of Northern Gannets of Cape St. Mary’s.

 

Land: Quinn Webber, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us about the social behaviour and spatial ecology of the woodland caribou in Newfoundland, with a special focus on the Fogo Island herd.

 

Sea: Justine Ammendolia, recent M.Sc., will explain how (and why) she used million dollar high pressure tanks to successfully create a deep sea environment inside a laboratory.


Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067, St. John’s NL. Parking available at Lot 15B (by the Music School), carpooling encouraged. All welcome!


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©David Howells 2014

 

NatureNL Holiday Party

All nature lovers are invited to a party to celebrate the festive season.  This can be a great opportunity to network and meet friends in NatureNL, as well as members of other groups working on behalf of our natural heritage.

 

When: Thursday 15 December 2016; drop in anytime from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Third-floor board room of The Gathering Place, beside the Basilica parking lot, door on your left. (Elevator available if necessary, but please contact 722-1925 ahead of time)

 

Bring pot luck “finger foods”, tea and coffee provided

 

Hosted by Nature NL for all of our environmental friends in the St. John’s area.

 

Any questions?  Please contact Marjorie Evans marjjevans@nl.rogers.com  or 722-1925.

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