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Speaker Series

  • 4 Feb 2015 7:30 pm

    BSG: Birds and Castles
  • Andrew Hart will present “Birds and Castles: Birding North Wales”

  • 17 Feb 2015 7:30 pm

    Burgess Shale - new discoveries
  • Presented by Kathy Taerum and Dr. Rob Taerum of the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation.  Their talk will cover the new Kootenay fossil site, how it relates to the Burgess Shale sites in Yoho National Park, and how the newly discovered fossils are yielding more information about the Cambrian Explosion.

    The current Manager of Operations & Geoscience Programs for the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation, Kathy earned Bachelor degrees in Physics & Applied Math and Education and has been a professional geophysicist member of APEGA for 28 years.  Kathy is a certified interpretive guide and has been guiding for the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation for the past five years.

    Rob Taerum earned a Ph.D. in structural geology after completing a study of the kinematics of the Canadian Rockies.   Rob is a certified guide and has been a member of APEGA for 28 years. Rob is currently a part-time Geoscience instructor at the University of Calgary. During the summer you’ll find him studying the folded and faulted rocks of the Yoho area.

    http://burgess-shale.bc.ca/

    Note that Nature Calgary’s monthly Speaker Series general meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month this year, at Cardel Theatre, in the southeast area of Quarry Park.  This fabulous new theatre-style hall has been made available to non-profit organizations at very low cost by Cardel Foundations. Because of this, the Foundations would appreciate participants’ donations of non-perishable food for the Calgary Food Bank, placed in their Food Bank Box in the theatre lobby.

    Cardel Theatre’s address is 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE, a short distance south of Carburn Park. There is ample free parking.

    Driving directions to Cardel Theatre: On Deerfoot Trail, take the EAST Glenmore Trail exit. After you cross the Bow River, take the next exit (18 St. SE) and head south. At the 5th intersection, turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd SE, and then left again into the parking lot circle. Park in the parking area for CARDEL.

    Public Transit to Cardel Theater (bus #302, stop #3882)

  • 4 Mar 2015 7:30 pm

    BSG: Gone to the Birds! Species at Risk
  • Gone to the Birds! Species at Risk Management in Alberta, presented by Brandy Downey of AESRD

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