Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

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Nature Calgary offers a wide variety of nature presentations, Bird Study Group speaker meetings, an annual banquet, and field trips year-round. See all upcoming events.

Speaker Series (Monthly, September through May)

Speaker Series Showcases

Our main speaker series showcases present on natural history, scientific research, and travel topics from knowledgeable speakers – after all, you can’t ask questions of a TV documentary!

We meet at Cardel Theatre, in Quarry Park. View Map of Cardel Theatre

Public Transit to Cardel Theater (bus #302, stop #3893 and 3530)

Bird Study Group

Bird Study Group meetings feature speakers, announcements, and quizzes on birding topics. Come, listen, and meet other birders over coffee!

To suggest a speaker or topic please call John McFaul 403-289-9517 or Contact Us.

Upcoming Speaker Series

  • 21 Mar 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Speaker Series - Southern Alberta Nature Walk

    Join noted naturalist Gus Yaki as he presents on the first phase of his remarkable 2017 sesquicentennial walk across southern Alberta. Gus’s presentation will feature his walk from the Alberta/Saskatchewan border to Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park.

    Read more about Gus’ walk.

  • 4 Apr 2018 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

    BSG - Cruise the World for Birds

    Cruise the World for Birds, presented by Chris Fisher. Join best-selling Birds of Alberta author and popular keynote speaker Chris Fisher for a worldwide journey for birds and for meaning.  For more than five years, Chris served as lecturer/naturalist for a major cruise line.  From Alaska to the Antarctic and Stockholm to Samoa, birds were a constant, yet ever-changing companion to his voyages.  This presentation will not only be a natural history showcase of little-seen pelagic species, but will also show how our wildlife encounters enrich our lives and create most cherished moments.

    Location: Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park. View Map of Cardel Theatre.

  • 18 Apr 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Speaker Series - Wings Over Canada

    Presented by Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie

    In this show, they will share their recent 5-month photography/camping trip across the country … one bird at a time, from shorebirds to songbirds, and raptors to waterfowl.  This 45-minute multimedia presentation is a mix of vivid images, classical music, and entertaining stories … from watching the intricate mating ritual of cranes, to cedar waxwings feeding a nest of young birds, and gannets diving for fish.

    Download the brochure for the show.

    Learn more about Ian and Jacinthe.


  • 16 May 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Speaker Series - Enjoying the Night Sky from Your Backyard

    Presented by Don Hladiuk

    Using many beautiful photos of astronomical objects, Don will provide helpful tips on how to navigate the starry sky and enjoy its wonders from within the lights of a big city.

    Don Hladiuk is an amateur astronomer who has enjoyed looking up at the night sky since he was a young boy. He has been an active volunteer in the community and is perhaps best known as the Star Man on the CBC radio show the Calgary EyeOpener. For his 40 years of community service, asteroid 73704 was named asteroid “Hladiuk”. You can follow Don on Twitter and Instagram.