Monthly presentations from naturalists, researchers and members
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.
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Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Education Why do humans prefer some insects over others? Why are we scared of insects that are harmless? How does our negative or confused attitude towards these animals impact conservation efforts? What influences beliefs in our early years of life? Elizabeth argues that we need to think critically about the messaging that children receive about insects and that we need to promote early development of positive perceptions of insects if we are to protect these…Find out more »
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 »
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 »