Speaker Series

2018 Kananaskis Speaker and Discovery Series

We are pleased to announce a new ‘Speaker Series’ partnership with Alberta Parks. The Friends of Kananaskis - Speaker Series (held at the University of Calgary) and the Peter Lougheed Discovery Series (held at the PLPP Discovery Centre Theatre) will now be rolled into one series as the KANANASKIS SPEAKER and DISCOVERY SERIES - offering a dynamic series of speakers and discovery events between Calgary and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Confirmed, upcoming presentations include:

MEGAN EVANS - January 25, 2018

The Buzz About Native Bees - The Buzz about Native Bees in Southern Alberta. Did you know there are over 300 species of native bees in Alberta? Come learn all about the different bees, how and where they live and what you can do to help promote native bees in your own backyard.

Location: University of Calgary, Science Theatres, ST 135
527 Campus Place NW

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell

CORRIE TURNER - January 28, 2018

Winter Ecology and Wildlife Survival - Activities will include snowshoeing the Canyon Snowshoe Trail looking for wildlife tracks, studying a snow pit, learning about wildlife research and cameras, and more! Snowshoes are recommended.

Location: Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell

CHRISTIAN STENNER - February 15, 2018

The Caves of Kananaskis and Beyond - Christian Stenner will discuss the captivating pursuit of cave exploration and his experiences since first joining a cave tour at Rat’s Nest Cave. From the deepest cave in the western hemisphere, to subarctic caves in Nahanni National Park, and to the largest ice cave in North America, he will highlight some of the expeditions he has been involved in and his contributions to scientific research along the way.

Location: University of Calgary, Science Theatres, ST 135
527 Campus Place NW

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell

ROBYN MULLIGAN - February 25, 2018

Nature-Inspired Art Workshop - Join Canmore-based full-time artist Robyn Mulligan to create your own nature-inspired art piece to bring home. All supplies will be provided.

Location: Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell

NIKKI HEIM - March 15, 2018

Wolverine Populations in South-Central Alberta - Mammalian Ecologist, Nikki Heim researches aspects of the Rockies ecosystem that drives where carnivores occur and explores the complex relationships among them. Nikki's recent work has specifically focused on wolverine occupancy, distribution, and behaviour related to human land-use activities and natural habitat variables. Join us as she reveals when the fierce wolverine meet its match, providing a glimpse into factors influencing a declining population in Kananaskis Country.

Location: University of Calgary, Science Theatres, ST 135
527 Campus Place NW

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell

 
In collaboration with the University of Calgary's Palliser Club.