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Speaker Series

  • 7 Jan 2015 7:30 pm

    BSG: Christmas Bird Count results
  • Presented by Phil Cram.

  • 20 Jan 2015 7:30 pm

    "People of a Feather" film: Inuit and the Eider Duck
  • “People of a Feather”, an award-winning film about survival in a changing Canadian Arctic. Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, “People of a Feather” takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada’s Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature. Film by Joel Heath and the Community of Sanikiluaq.   Website

    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)

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