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October 2017

Nature Nook at The Rooms

October 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Rooms provincial museum, 9 Bonaventure Ave
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5P9 Canada
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Sunday October 15th, 1-4pm Explore our Province’s plants, animals, and wild spaces with Nature NL. In partnership with The Rooms, we offer hands-on sessions to interact with real specimens like seal pelts, skulls, whale baleen, antlers, moose fur, and a variety of rocks and minerals of our province. We have a library of books for kids and adults as well as puppets and stuffed toys for the little ones to play with. Ask our naturalists questions about our natural world…

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Nature NL public talk – Luise Hermanutz

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30pm – 9pm with Luise Hermanutz of MUN Biology. Room SN 2025, Science Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's. Taking actions to stop extinctions - Restoring a biodiversity hotspot on the island of Newfoundland There are 24 documented extirpations/extinctions in Canada, and based on some recent reports, we can expect more. We need to take action to stop and reverse the loss of our wild species and habitats. But how? The Limestone Barrens on the…

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November 2017

Nature NL public talk – Todd Boland – The Brazilian Pantanal

November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

On Thursday November 16th 2017, 7:30-9pm, Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist of the MUN Botanical Garden will give a public lecture for Nature NL. Room: SN 2025 (Science Building) - in the Geography Department ***Please note the room change, this is not the room we used for our previous year's talks*** Talk Title: “A Snapshot of Fauna from the Brazilian Pantanal”   The Brazilian Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland. About 80% of the landmass is covered by water during…

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Becoming an Urban Naturalist: A Walk Around Long Pond

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Fluvarium, 5 Nagles Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Becoming an Urban Naturalist: A Walk Around Long Pond Where: Long Pond, meet in the Fluvarium parking lot (5 Nagles Place) - look for the NatureNL banner When: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10 am - 12 pm NatureNL and the NL Environmental Educators are teaming up for our next event! Whether you are an educator looking for ways to interpret nature to all audiences, a naturalist hoping to learn more about what can be seen in the late fall, or…

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December 2017

Holiday potluck 2017

December 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gathering Place, 172 Military Road
St. John's, Canada
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Nature Networking Holiday potluck Drop in and meet environmental friends old and new. Everyone interested in the environment and nature is invited; bring a friend. This is a potluck event, so bring something along to eat, if you wish. Or simply stop by for some holiday cheer! Jointly hosted by Nature NL, CPAWS-NL, NLEN, and NA ACAP. When: Thursday December 14th 2017; drop in anytime 4:30 pm – 7 pm Where: 3rd floor board room of The Gathering Place, beside the…

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January 2018

Bird Count for Kids 2018

January 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Nature NL, in collaboration with Jared Clarke of Bird the Rock, is excited to be hosting a bird count for kids on Saturday January 13th 2018. This is part of the Christmas Bird Count for Kids program, but don't worry, January counts are allowed too! Christmas Bird Counts are a long-standing tradition in Canada and the US and this morning event will bring the fun and learning to the younger set. Meet at 8:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room at HGR…

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Nature NL lecture: January 2018

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Nature NL will present an award for wildlife conservation in NL: the winners will give a talk about their whale work. All are welcome.   For their long-term dedication to the protection of the wildlife of Newfoundland and Labrador, and for their education outreach regarding natural history and appreciation, Julie Huntington and Wayne Ledwell of the Whale Release and Strandings Group (Tangly Whales) have been selected as winners of the 2018 Tuck - Walters Award.   The techniques for safely…

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February 2018

Nature NL lecture: Grad student talks 2018

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For the third year in a row, we'll be repeating our popular graduate student mini-lectures. Hear from these engaging MUN student researchers about their work on subjects as diverse as hares, mosses, and nitrogen - but all centered around Newfoundland boreal forests. Travis Heckford, Ph.D. Candidate: Have you ever wondered why we find certain species together, or how distinct ecological communities form? My talk will address these issues and much more by investigating the how the building blocks of life,…

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Winter Gull Workshop 2018

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dominion grocery store – parking lot, 20 Lake Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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  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 local bird experts Jared Clarke (Bird the Rock), Lancy Cheng and Alvan Buckley at Quidi Vidi Lake. Learn to identify the many species of gulls that hang out in St. John’s in the winter and spend a fun wintry day at the lake with…

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March 2018

Photo night & AGM

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MUN Science Building, Room 2025 St. John's Canada + Google Map

Nature NL photo night & AGM We will bring some items to vote on for our membership. Renew your membership before this meeting to be able to vote. Are you a budding photographer and a storyteller too? Bring your nature photos on a USB drive to share. A short talk about a birding or nature trip along with photos is perfect. Thursday March 15th 2018, 7:30pm-9pm, MUN Science Building, St. John’s, NL. *Room SN 2025 in the Geography Department*. Free…

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