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November 2019

Annual General Meeting / Marine Protected Areas

November 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The November Meeting is our Annual General Meeting. After the AGM, we will will have a talk called: Marine Protected Areas: Challenges and Opportunities in Atlantic Canada by Jordy Thomson Marine protected areas are a cornerstone of effective ocean conservation. Despite the fact that Canada is an ocean nation with over 200,000 km of coastline, we have been slow to implement protected areas in our coastal and marine waters, with < 1% protected as recently as 2015. However, this is now…

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December 2019

Regular December Meeting: Dave Ireland

December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The main speaker will be Dave Irelasd. His talk is TBA

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Wolfville Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2019

This year's Wolfville CBC is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 14. If you wish to participate as a field observers, you can contact Alison Bogan (alison@bogan.ca).  If you wish to participate as a feeder watcher, the contact person is George Forsyth (ge4syth@gmail.com). The tally potluck will take place at the Greenwich Community Centre 106 Greenwich Rd ( just off Highway #1 across the road from Noggins Corner Farm Market).  There is ample parking, wheelchair access, washrooms, dishes and cutlery, and a…

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Kingston Christmas Bird Count

December 21, 2019
Kingston, Nova Scotia Canada

The Kingston Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, December 21.  There is still room for keen birders if you want to join this effort it is a great chance for a few young or beginning birders to get out with more experienced ones. Contact Wayne Neily: neilyornis@hotmail.com (902) 765-2455.

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West Hants Christmas Bird Count

December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019 West Hants Christmas Bird Count Patrick Kelly (902 472–2322, patrick.kelly@dal.ca) will be compiling the count again this year. All are welcome to participate, but please contact the compiler as soon as possible so that you can be included in the planning. If you live or visit within the count circle, keep your eyes open for unusual birds observed the count week period, Dec. 26–28 and Dec. 30–Jan. 1. There will be a potluck after the count,…

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January 2020

Regular January Meeting: Expedition to Isle Haute.

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

A Natural History Expedition to Isle Haute. ByJames Churchil and Alain Belliveau Ornithologist James Churchill and botanist Alain Belliveau will guide you though their multi-day 2018 expedition on the Bay of Fundy's mysterious Isle Haute, investigating the island's birds, plants, lichens, and rugged landscape. Along the way, they discover dozens of new species for the island's checklist, including many rarities that are almost exclusively found in the Bay of Fundy region within Canada.

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February 2020

February Regular Meeting: Pre-Atlantic Evolution of Atlantic Canada

February 17 @ 7:30 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

The main presentation will be: Pre-Atlantic Evolution of Atlantic Canada By Richard Haworth Some elements of the evolution of Atlantic Canada before the opening of the current Atlantic Ocean can be derived from geological and geophysical observations.  The author’s ignorance will be exposed in trying to explain these observations and the conclusions from them.

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April 2020

POSTPONED TO APRIL Regular Meeting: Acadia Student Research

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, Room BAC241

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL. THERE WILL BE NO MARCH MEETING. We will be having three students from Arcadia University presenting their research work. Preserving our ecological ancestors: mapping remaining old growth forests in the Annapolis Valley to guide conservation efforts Riley Scanlan, Environmental Science Old growth forests now only accounts for less than 1% of the Acadian Forest Region of Nova Scotia, down from 50%. These ecosystems provide vital roles in the carbon cycle, maintaining biodiversity and in…

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May 2020

BNS Regular May Meeting

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This meeting will be held using Zoom software. See details below on how to attend the meeting. The Life and Times of Tidal Flat Invertebrates of the Minas Basin   by Dr. Glenys Gibson Curious about the secret life of invertebrates of the Minas Basin? The Minas Basin is world renowned  for having some of the highest tides in the world, creating a dynamic and challenging environment for its inhabitants, with high sediment loads in the water and constantly shifting…

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June 2020

BNS Regular June Meeting: Citizen Science’s Role in a Global Biodiversity Observation Network

June 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Mike Gill will be giving a presentation titled:   From Local to Global and Back Again: Citizen Science's role in aGlobal Biodiversity Observation NetworkDescription: this presentation will profile the increasingly important role of citizen science in global efforts to better monitor the pulse of our planet. An overview of the development of a global biodiversity observation network will be profiled and examples of how citizen science is used to support informed conservation action will be shown.   Mike Gill Director, Biodiversity Indicators Program at…

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