RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology
Mrs. Claus will visit from the North Pole to Read to the children, sing songs and answer questions the kids might have!
Hosted and provided by Glenwood Municipal Library.
Youth Interpretation and Appreciation of our Landscapes - 2015 Winter Speaker Series – Community and Land
Youth Interpretation and Appreciation of our Landscapes; JeanAnne Teliskie, Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council.
A Passion for Falcons, a Pig Barn and a "$10.00 Fine” - 2015 Winter Speaker Series – Community and Land
A Passion for Falcons, a Pig Barn and a "$10.00 Fine”; John Campbell Jr., Founder of the Alberta Raptor Preservation Society
Working with birds of prey for over 40 years, John shares how his family’s ranch contributed to the recovery of peregrine falcons in Alberta; and, started his own lifelong journey as a conservationist helping with the scientific study and recovery of raptors in central and southern Alberta.
Stories from a Back Country Park Warden Family; Max and Julie Winkler
Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, In 1960 Max and Julie Winkler packed up their 10-week-old son and headed into the backcountry of Jasper National Park, where Max was a warden. Hear the stories and recollections of their time chasing poachers and raising a family in a beautiful
and isolated backcountry cabin.
Burgess Shale Tales and Trilobites; John Hancock
Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, John Hancock shares his knowledge of the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In 1909 the Burgess Shale Beds were discovered in what is now Yoho National Park. This presentation shares the story of the rick fossil beds left behind from the soft- bodied animals who lived 530 million years ago.
Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Paleontological Wonders - 2015 Winter Speaker Series – Community and Land
Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Paleontological Wonders; Dr. FrançoisTherrien
In his talk, Dr. François Therrien will showcase some of the most significant paleontological discoveries made in Alberta, from the first member of the tyrannosaur family to the first feathered dinosaurs found in North America, and demonstrate why our province can legitimately be called the “Land of Dinosaurs.” François will video conference from the Pincher Creek and District Library.
Sustainable Cultural Tourism; Susan Guyette, PhD.
Video Conferencing from Santa Fe New Mexico, Susan Guyette speaks of sustainability being possible through a worldview that respects cultural values and natural cycles, rather than a lineal, profit-based economic perspective. This approach emphasizes a cyclical process of community-based evaluation and redirection. Indigenous methodology shows the way!
Cougars in The Cypress Hills: reconciling recreation and wildlife - 2015 Winter Speaker Series – Community and Land
Cougars in The Cypress Hills: reconciling recreation and wildlife; Peter Swain, District Manager, Cypress Hills Provincial Park
Join Peter Swain, video conferencing in from the Medicine Hat Library, for this amazing presentation. Elkwater has incredible winter recreation facilities, but are these helping or hindering the cougars? Join us for an entertaining walk through cougar biology, conflict and adaptive park management.
How To Create Green Communities; Godo Stoyke, President, Green Consultant and Carbon Buster
Video Conferencing from Edmonton join Godo to find out how our communities can reduce their carbon footprint, save money and create a sustainable future! In this lively, humorous and informative presentation, Godo will provide numerous examples of exciting green systems from around the world that work.
Prairie Species at Risk; Joel Nicholson,
Species at Risk, Senior Biologist ESRD
Video Conferencing from the Medicine Hat Library, Joel Nicholson presents a glimpse into wildlife species dependent on prairie grassland. The mixed grass prairie of southern Alberta is an amazing natural landscape, providing habitat for many unique species.