[sust-mar] Registration deadline for Nova Scotia Celebration of Nature approaching - come join us for an amazing weekend of nature

Robin Musselman yncns at yahoo.ca
Tue Apr 16 11:51:29 EDT 2019

Want to participate in a night time Owl Prowl?, gaze at the stars?  
explore the beautiful landscapes of the Eastern Shore?

Well, join Nature Nova Scotia and the Young Naturalists Club for the 
2019 Celebration of Nature at beautiful Liscombe Lodge from May 
24-26.The weekend event will have a mix of socials, interesting 
presentations and field trips to local natural areas led by some of the 
regions leading naturalists. A separate youth program makes it a great 
way to spend time as a family in nature. $50 bursaries available for 
youth aged 7-12. To find out more about registration and our affordable 
rates visit www.naturens.ca

The morning *ADULT PROGRAMMING* has three interesting guest speakers 

  * */"How a small project makes a big difference: the evolution of
    Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project"/ *Gary Schneider,
    director Macphail Woods
  * */"Marketing nature and the rise of citizen scientists" /*Dave
    Ireland, former Managing Director of The ROM
  * */"Lichens in Nova Scotia: diversity, conservation, and current
    research" /*Sean Haughian, curator of botany, NS Museum of Natural

The**morning *YOUTH PROGRAM *has some special guests including Gary 
Schneider from Macphail Woods and Sean Haughain from the Museum of 
Nature who will lead activities about lichen and native plants.  We will 
also do lots of nature games and activities, crafts and a guided boat 
ride down the St. Mary's River!

*COMBINED YOUTH AND ADULT FIELD TRIPS *in the afternoons include:

  * */Fascinating Floodplain Forests/, St Marys River NSNT property*—led
    by Karen McKendry, wilderness outreach coordinator, EAC
  * */Drawing in Nature/, an outdoor sketching workshop (at Liscombe
    Lodge)*—with Alice Reed, artist
  * */Coastal Barrens Hike/*—led by David Patriquin, Wild Flora Society
  * */Mayflower Trail/*—Rick Ballard, Halifax Field Naturalists
  * */Otter Ponds Demo Forest tour: ecologically healthy forest
    practices/*—leader TBA
  * */Natural History of Taylor Head Provincial Park/*—led by Peter
    Oickle, Friends of Taylor Head Park
  * */Birding at Taylor Head Provincial Park/*—led by Jim Cameron,
    Friends of Taylor Head Park
  * */Wildlife Rehabilitation Walk, Pomquet/*—led by Bob Bancroft
  * /*Self guided opportunities:*/ trails in Liscombe area,
    canoeing/kayaking, St Marys River

If you have any further questions about registration please contact 
Jeannie at ejgibson at ns.sympatico.ca <mailto:ejgibson at ns.sympatico.ca> or 
for youth program inquiries contact Robin at yncns at yncns.ca 
<mailto:yncns at yncns.ca>

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