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May Talk: Connecting New Canadians and Nature

 

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the MUN Science Building, Rooms SN2105

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

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Andres will talk about our project, “Connecting New Canadians and Nature”.  NatureNL secured funding for this pilot project and Liz served as the project coordinator. We collaborated with the Association for New Canadians and the Grand Concourse Authority to plan, carry out, and evaluate activities tailored specifically for newcomers to the province. Liz will provide an overview of the project, a comprehensive evaluation of the project, and will discuss the future of similar programming in St. John’s.

Elizabeth Andres is a passionate conservationist with an interest in the human dimensions of natural resource management. She received her M.Sc. in Conservation Leadership from Colorado State, where she approached research on resource access and community participation from a systems perspective. Elizabeth currently works as a research assistant in MUN’s Department of Sociology, and continues to seek out opportunities to utilize social science to better understand people and their connection to the environment.

Postponed: Winter tracking walk 2017

Postponed to Sat Feb 18th!

A winter walk in the country with members of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.

Traditionally, Nature NL annually leads a winter field trip on snowshoes–when conditions are suitable.

This year, we plan a trip to practice our ability to identify animals by their tracks (mammals and birds) and trees and shrubs by their leaf-bud patterns using keys and guides.

When:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 AM

Meet:  Parking area off Old Broad Cove Road about 1.3 km west of Portugal Cove Road, across from       Maggies Place, next to the community mailbox location.

Rating and description:  About 4-5 km, 1-1.5 hours, of good, easy trails.

Comments:  Quads and snow machines have been using some of the trails we plan to follow but other trails have only had few snowshoers or skiers since late January snow falls.   At the time of writing, snowshoes would be an asset but hiking boots with ice grippers are suitable.  That could change, given our unpredictable weather.

Dress for the weather.  You may wish to carry snacks, water or a hot beverage.  We will take a   short rest break.

Leaders:  Allan Stein  arstein@mun.ca and Michael Collins  collinsm@mun.ca

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    January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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