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.
Upcoming Events › Speaker Series
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…Find out more »
Tall Tales, Long Lenses This remarkable book recounts many of Marriott's favourite stories and photos from his most memorable wildlife encounters in some of Canada's spectacular locales. It's a fascinating autobiographical account of being in the right place at exactly the right times, from his one-day love affair with a pine marten to his lifelong quest to find monstrous male grizzly bears like Frank the Tank. Marriott takes you through two decades of his tallest tales and showcases many of…Find out more »
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 »
Ross Island, Antarctica Living on Ross Island, Antarctica while cataloging Shackleton artifacts. Speaker: Melinda BellFind 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 »