Talks & Lectures

2015 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Nov 21 2015 - 1:00am

With special guest lecturer Sid Marty:

“Banned in Alberta and other tales from the conservation trenches”

Sid will offer an arrest by arrest account of the Castle logging protest action in 2012.

If time permits, he will include a few entertaining excerpts from his published works.

Wilderness Defenders Awards will be presented to Sid Marty and Gordon Petersen. Both of these gentlemen are known as naturalists, each of them working and making a difference in different corners of Alberta to help others learn and know more about wild Alberta and our natural world.

A Great Gray Owl Award will be presented to Bob Blaxley – a knowledgeable, inspiring volunteer who share his passions through excellent leadership and storytelling. Read More

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk—Brazil: Wilds of the Pantanal

Feb 18 2016 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with Dr. Jim Butler

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk—Mount St. Helens: The Power of Nature

Jan 14 2016 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with Dr. Evelyn Merrill

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk—India: Mountains and Tigers …(Oh my!)

Dec 10 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with David Hobson

Join David as he takes you on a trip to the high altitudes and Tibetan Buddhist region of Ladahk in northern India including the high salt lake of Pangong Tso on the Tibetan border, home of the wild Tibetan Ass. He will also take you on a trek along the Markha River in the Hemis High Altitude National Park where blue sheep or Bharal forage along the dry desert slopes, where Himalayan Marmots and Pikas whistle warnings and people live a life not much changed over the last thousand years. Finally a visit to Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve along the southern foothills of the Himalaya where herds of wild Asian Elephants still wander and tigers hunt Chital Deer. 

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk—Cameroon: An Evaluation of its Biodiversity

Nov 5 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

Dr. David Simbo will lead you through the wilds of Cameroon and explore the country’s amazing diversity of plants and animals!

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Celebrate Calgary's Headwater Streams with author Kevin Van Tighem

Nov 19 2015 - 1:30am

Author Kevin Van Tighem will be joined by photographer Brian Van Tighem for a presentation of Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River on Wednesday evening, November 18 at the Cardel Theatre. This presentation deals with various headwater tributaries of the Bow River and the conservation issues around them. Kevin and Brian will touch on topics like non-native trout introductions, hydro dams, beavers, flood engineering, and more. Brian's beautiful and thought-provoking photographs of the Bow River area will be shown throughout the presentation. Read More

Location

Cardel Theatre
180 Quarry Park Boulevard SE
Calgary , AB

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read More

Location

Mannville Elks/Legion Hall
Mannville , AB

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 - 9:30pm to Nov 29 2015 - 12:30am

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read More

Location

Lions Golf & Country Club
Two Hills , AB

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 21 2015 - 9:00pm to Nov 22 2015 - 12:00am

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read More

Location

Bruce Community Hall
Bruce , AB

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