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Dave Snow and the Wild Things Scholarship

 

Dave Snow started the Wild Things Scholarship with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador to encourage students that have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment. For over 20 years, Dave has supported the next generation of biologists and naturalists through this scholarship.

 

Donations are gratefully accepted to the Wild Things Scholarship in memory of Dave. For more information about the scholarship, please contact us at naturenl@naturenl.ca.




 You can also contribute to to the Wild Things Scholarship in Dave’s memory by mail to Nature NL, PO Box 1013 Stn C, St. John’s  NL Canada, A1C 5M3

Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of David Albert Snow on April 15, 2017. He leaves behind his beloved children Alan, Angela, and Jennifer; his mother, Grace; sisters Linda and Catherine (Chris); partner Patti-Lynn Coleman and her children Allison and Andrew; nephew Louis; nieces Caitlyn, Christa, Victoria, and Margaret; work wife and friend Ann Simmons; and a wide circle of extended family, friends and, colleagues. Predeceased by his father, Victor Snow, and brother-in-law, Chris Fisher. A Biologist and Naturalist, David was passionate about all creatures great and small and for their well being. David pioneered environmental tourism in the province and helped establish Newfoundland & Labrador as a cruise destination. Winner of awards such as the Governor General’s Award for Conservation and the Heritage Canada Sustainable Tourism Award and multiple National Geographic awards for his company Wildland Tours.  Gone to be with Nicky. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 1 pm – 9 pm. Memorial service will take place at the Fluvarium on Friday, April 21 at 5 pm. Interment to take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations are gratefully accepted to The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium  or the Wild Things Scholarship at Nature NL.

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.

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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Arctic Hare Sightings

arctic-hare-photoArctic Hare are native to Newfoundland and Labrador and are distributed throughout several regions on the island portion of the province. Population levels for Arctic Hare appear to be stable but continued research and management of their populations and habitat is important.

 

Arctic Hare typically inhabit higher elevation areas above tree lines or in open barrens near forest.

 

The Arctic Hare is brown or grey in summer and almost completely white in winter with black on the inside and tips of ears. Arctic Hare are much larger than Snowshoe Hare, measuring up to 70cms.

 

We would like your help in reporting all sightings of Arctic Hare. If you spot an Arctic Hare in your travels, please send us your findings (along with photos and GPS coordinates, if possible).

 

Send any sightings to chriscallahan@gov.nl.ca or call 709 637-2025.

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