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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Election of board members, financial and summary of 2018 activities, special resolution (details forth coming), Christmas Quiz, members photographs, light refreshments to follow.
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 […]
Can drones help save our bird populations? Drones: A New Tool for Bird Research and Conservation The use of small unmanned vehicle systems (UVS; aka drones) is rapidly evolving as wildlife biologists and managers all over the worldadopt them for conducting population surveys, tracking radio-tagged animals, sensing and observing animals in sequestered or dangerous places, […]
Adventures with the earliest amphibious arthropods: human history and ancient ecology Speaker: Dr. Robert MacNaughton The earliest evidence of animals leaving the water to move about on land comes from fossilized arthropod trackways in the Cambrian of eastern North America. Such trackways were first recognized and collected in the late 1840s at Beauharnois, near Montreal. The […]