Speaker Series

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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February 2019

Speaker Series – February 2019

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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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…

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March 2019

Speaker Series – March 2019

March 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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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…

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April 2019

Speaker Series – April 2019

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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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…

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May 2019

Speaker Series – May 2019

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Speaker TBA

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September 2019

Speaker Series – September 2019

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Details TBA.

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October 2019

Speaker Series – October 2019

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Details TBA.

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November 2019

Speaker Series – November 2019

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary has been one of the Cities most ecologically important parks for nearly a century. Unfortunately, due to its age, some of the hydraulic structures that control the water level in the lagoon have passed their useful life and are putting the park’s lagoon at risk. In addition, as part of the Bend in the Bow review process, the concept of reconnecting the lagoon to the river was suggested to improve…

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January 2020

Speaker Series – January 2020

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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Please note that the January 2020 Speaker Series will be held on a Tuesday evening (January 14).   Butterflies of the Calgary Region A look into the identification and ecology of southern Alberta butterflies. Presenter: Dr. Ted Pike, he is the acting chair of the Biology Department at Ambrose University. Past Chair of the Entomological Society of Canada Endangered Species committee. Co-author of Alberta Butterflies.  

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February 2020

Speaker Series – February 2020

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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On the Road-Exploring the natural wonders and landscapes of Southern Alberta Presented by Mike Drew (http://mdrewimages.com/) Photojournalist Mike Drew has been touring the backroads of central and southern Alberta since 1991, taking photographs and writing stories for the Calgary Sun that have been enjoyed and shared by hundreds of thousands of readers. His travels take him out of the city to the wide Alberta skies where the foothills are sparsely treed and the prairie vista takes precedence over just about…

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March 2020

CANCELLED – Speaker Series – March 2020

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Cité des Rocheuses, 4800 Richard Rd SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1 Canada
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The Speaker Series has been cancelled. Exploring Newfoundland In our new show, we will share our explorations of “The Rock.” This 45-minute multimedia presentation is a mix of vivid images, traditional music, and entertaining stories ... ... from colourful coastal villages, to whales playing in the surf, and the life of puffins through the summer. Our presentation starts with kayaking among icebergs, moves on to watching sea life and wildlife through the summer, and closes with helping young puffins find…

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