Our March Speaker Night has been cancelled for public health reasons. Please stay tuned for whether a Speaker Night is viable in April, depending on recommendations regarding CoVid19 at that time.
Dr. Shannon Waters, Cowichan Valley's Medical Health Officer, is scheduled to present "Sovereignty is Sustainability" when it is safe to gather again.
Until then, if you are home with kids, or just have time to fill, consider diving into some of these salmon resources! http://www.earthlingenterprises.ca/Salmon_Education.html
The Speakers Series features engaging speakers with expertise on topic relevant to the health and sustainability of the Cowichan watershed. The series is made possible through the support of Vancouver Island University Cowichan Campus and our generous speakers. It occurs on the 4th Thursday of the month, in select months. Free! All welcome.
Feb - The Koksilah - Learning our Landscape. Ecologist and Registered Professional Forester, Heather Pritchard, will present the first phase of work commissioned by the Cowichan Station Area Association's Koksilah Working Group, "An Ecosystem-Based Analysis of the Koksilah River Watershed." Heather's presentation will describe the methodology and findings of the project, focusing on the historical character and current condition of the watershed. More info: https://cowichanstation.org/koksilah/
Jan - We Need to Talk: How to talk about the Climate Crisis in your Social Circles in ways that Spark Engagement instead of Ostracism. With Will Cole-Hamilton. (Full presentation - Please note that Will is happy to present in person to other groups if you are able to arrange a venue.)
Oct - Wild Fins - with Dr. Dave Preikshot
Apr - The Warmer Land - Earth Week Speakers Night. (See Tom's section of this night here: https://youtu.be/IGSMkGDAwio)
Mar - Willi Jansen & Mark Kissinger, The Enforcers: Meet our Conservation and Fishery Officers
Feb - Killer Whales and Legal Tales, with EcoJustice Lawyer Devon Page
Nov - Voices of our Watersheds
Oct - Bringing Back the Bluebirds with Genevieve Singleton
Sep - Will Duguid, Chinook Growing Pains
Apr - Elke Wind, Amphibian Biologist
Mar - Gord & Anne Baird, Rainwater Harvest, Greywaters Systems
Feb - David Polster, Restoring Damaged Systems Using Native Plants
Jan - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Sequel
Oct - Tom Gleeson, How Much Groundwater is on Earth
Sep - Natalie Anderson & Paul Siggers, Walking in the Watershed: A Cowichan Tribe’s Perspective
Jun - Ben Robinson, WELL SMART! - Get to know your H2O
May - John Borrows, Sources & Contemporary Uses of Indigenous Law
Apr - Jackie Hildering, Humpback Comeback
Mar - Kevin Pellett, Take a Peek at our PITs!
Feb - Nikki Wright, Inshore Marine Habitats
Nov - Dr. Dave Preikshot, Salmon in the Somenos Basin
Sep - Oliver Brandes & Rosie Simms, BC's new Water Law
Jun - Dr. Bethany L. Coulthard, Forecasting Drought through Tree-rings
May - Stan Orchard, The American Bullfrog
Apr - David Campbell, Flow Forecasting with Snow-Pillow Technology
Mar - Elizabeth May, Climate Change
Jan - Emily Doyle-Yamaguchi, Bruce Fraser & Barry Gates, EcoForestry