Nature Calgary offers presentations, field trips, study groups and special events throughout the year. Events are free or discounted for Nature Calgary members.
Speaker Series Showcases
Every month from September through May, we invite a special guest to present on natural history, scientific research and travel topics. The Speaker Series Showcases are held at Cité des Rocheuses. Everyone is welcome to attend – the Speaker Series Showcases are free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door). To suggest a speaker or topic please call John McFaul at 403-289-9517 or contact us.
Bird Study Group
Bird Study Group meetings feature speakers, announcements, and quizzes on birding topics. The meetings are held once a month from September through May in the Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park. Come, listen, and meet other birders over coffee! To suggest a speaker or topic please contact us. The Bird Study Group is free for Nature Calgary members and $5 for non-members (payable at the door).
The annual Nature Calgary banquet features food, fellowship and a notable guest speaker. The 2018 banquet will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Irish Cultural Centre.
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Antarctica: History, Science and Overwintering at Scott Base What would you say to a chance to travel to one of the most remote job sites in the world to preserve artefacts from arguably some of the most iconic historic sites on the planet? If you were Melinda Bell, you’d say yes – twice! As a member of the Antarctic Heritage Trust Winter Conservator Crew (2009 and 2010), the task required living and working at a science base on an island…Find out more »
Now that spring is in the air and many of our migrant birds are beginning to return, join us to learn how these amazing and creative creatures prepare a nursery for their young. Please dress appropriately as we will be outside. Meet at Carburn Park, 67 Riverview Dr SE,Calgary. Leader: Joan Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
Birding West of Calgary. Bring lunch. Expect to be back around 4:00. Meet at Assumption School, 34 Av NW (just N of TCH #1, at Sarcee Tr). Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell). Please email email@example.com by Friday March 29. Registration required.Find out more »
Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey. Meet Stanley Park, 42 Av SW, just W of Macleod Tr. Walk to Glenmore Reservoir, ride back (3.5 hours). Call leader Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248, to ensure vehicle space for return.Find out more »
Tadoussac - an alternate to Pt Pelee? Presented by Anne Belton Last May 28th 6 birders counted over 700,000 warblers passing through Tadoussac! Until now Tadoussac has been a relatively unknown destination for birders. Anne will speak briefly about the real tourist attraction in Tadoussac - whales, and then look at bird migration both in spring and fall. Tadoussac is said to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world, it may soon become the hottest spot for…Find out more »
Bird Frank Lake. Bring lunch Meet at the first Parking Lot in the Glenfield area of east Fish Creek PP in Calgary. The Glenfield area is in the southeast corner of the Canyon Meadows Drive-Macleod Trail intersection and is accessed via Bannister Road. Leader Tony Timmons, 403 256-0754Find out more »
Calgary and area for Spring arrivals. Waterfowl, Raptors, Gulls, Songbirds and others. Trip will go until approximately 3:30-4:00 P.M.. Carpooling. Bring lunch. Limit of 24 people. To register, e-mail leader Terry Korolyk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 403-254-1878. Meeting place, parking lot at the Fish Creek PP’s Visitor’s Centre at the entrance to the Park near the end of Bowbottom Trail.Find out more »
Bird Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek PP. Meet at boat launch parking lot, S end of Bow Bottom Tr SE. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-804-2489 (cell).Find out more »
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast The final book of Chris Harris’ Legacy series of publications presents to the world the vast, spectacular and most diverse landscapes of British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. One of these pristine landscapes, the ‘Chilcotin Ark’, a gem of global significance, will be brought to light for the very first time. Speaker: Chris Harris Chris Harris is a professional photo-journalist and narrative photographer. Since leaving a career of wilderness guiding, pioneering outdoor adventure tourism, teaching, and educating youth…Find out more »