Events

Nature Calgary offers presentations, field trips, study groups and special events throughout the year. Events are free or discounted for Nature Calgary members.

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Speaker Series

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).

 

Annual Banquet

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.

Learn more about past speakers and how you can support our annual banquet.

 

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November 2018

Speaker Series – November 2018

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Oceanbridge: Connecting to our oceans and rivers through youth engagement How the program is engaging youth across Canada to actively participate in waterway and ocean health and education.  Speaker: Hannah Lucas I grew up in the UK and graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in marine biology and a passion for the natural environment and educating others about it. I moved to Calgary in October, just in time for the winter, and in March was offered a place on…

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Bird North Glenmore Park – November 2018

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet in parking lot C just W of Rowing Club, accessed from S end of Crowchild Tr SW. (no 37st access). Leader Penny Smith, 403 249-5997

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Bebo Grove in Fish Creek PP – CANCELLED

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bebo Grove, Fish Creek Provincial Park, 13610 24 St SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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This event is cancelled due to the road into Bebo Grove is closed.  A new trip is scheduled for the same day - Bird Votier's Flats in Fish Creek Provincial Park Take Glenmore Tr SW to 14 St SW. Go S on 14 St to Anderson Rd. Turn right (West) and go to 24 St SW. Turn left (South) and follow it to its end in the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961

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Bird Votier’s Flats in Fish Creek PP

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

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Bird Votier’s Flats in Fish Creek PP

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take Elbow Drive to the very southern end and follow it to the parking lot. Leader Howard Heffler, 403-284-2961.

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December 2018

Monthly Elbow River Birding Survey – December 2018

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stanley Park (42 Ave SW), 4011 1a St SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2P5 Canada
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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

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Nature Kids: “Animals in Winter”

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edworthy Park (west parking lot), 5050 Spruce Dr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3B2 Canada
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Brrr, it’s cold out there!  Have you ever wondered what our furry, feathered friends do when the temperatures plunge and sparkling snow flakes make little mountains?  And what about insects and amphibians? Join us to learn more about the ingenious ways animals cope with our blustery winter weather. Please come dressed for the weather and note that the park washrooms are closed for the season.  Meet at Edworthy Park parking lot at the bottom of the long hill (5050 Spruce…

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Bird Study Group December 2018

December 5 @ 7:30 pm
Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 3G3 Canada
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“Getting Down” with Calgary Area Birds A tour of Calgary area birds as seen through the lens of amateur nature photographer Tony LePrieur. Tony will share bird pictures captured over the past couple of years, providing IDs, locations and tips/stories around individual pictures.   About Tony Tony was introduced to photography by a friend while watching puffins in Newfoundland. He has been capturing wildlife memories in the Calgary area for the past 5 years. A self-described “Complete Amateur” especially on…

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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary – December 2018

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4 Canada
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The sanctuary is located at 2425 - 9 AVE SE. To get there from Deerfoot Trail take Blackfoot Tr west, turning left onto 19 ST SE then left again onto 9 AVE SE & drive 1 km east to sanctuary entrance.  Leader John McFaul,  403 289-9517. 

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Scouting Xmas Bird Count territory

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
420 Brunswick Avenue SW, 420 Brunswick Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 1N8 Canada
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Scouting Xmas Bird Count territory in Elboya-Stanley Park, Rideau, Roxboro. Meet at 420 Brunswick Av SW. Return for hot lunch at noon. Advance registration required. Leader: Gus Yaki, 403-243-2248.

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