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
Gardening & Nature
Join Karin from the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn how insects survive in cold winter climates. Except for a few that migrate, most of the insects of spring, summer, and fall are still around in the winter. The question is where and how do they survive the cold? They are actually all around us, but we have to look carefully. What’s fascinating is what changes happen to them to enable them to withstand Canada’s cold winters. Can you find any insect ice cubes?
Learn About Pulses: Legumes, Beans & Peas
Presenters: Dr. Parthiba Balasubramanian & Dr. Syama Chatterton
Hippocrates: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
Modern-day society has presented some astonishing new inventions and discoveries, enriching our lives but also posing new challenges. This lecture will discuss how modern-day influences have impacted our health and well-being, specifically weight management and mood.
Do you work in health care, or are you interested in working in health care, AND have a green thumb? Maybe you just want an excuse to get your hands dirty? Becoming a Horticultural Therapist would allow you to connect to diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. Horticultural Therapy programs use plants and gardening to enhance emotional, physical, and mental well being. Come have some fun in the dirt with us! Presented by the Royal Botancial Gardens in Ontario, suitable for ages 14-99, and beyond!
This workshop will cover the what, where, when, why, and how (you are the who!) of pruning trees and shrubs. We will start with three hours of classroom instruction, suitable for both new pruners and those with a solid foundation looking to improve their skills. Local attendees will have the opportunity for some hands on practice in the community in the afternoon.
Hosted by Drumheller Public Library
Presenter Maureen Sexsmith-West, ISA Certified Arborist, owner of Ladybug Arborists
‘Artists’ Gardens: Nature Inspiring Art’ from the Royal Botanical Gardens
With this year's TD Summer Reading Program theme being "Wild," it is the perfect opportunity to invite your young patrons ages 5-11 into your library to meet a real live wolf! Okay, so they will be meeting them on screen, but your young patrons are sure to be mesmerized by this educational, 45 minute videconference opportunity hosted by the Alaska Zoo and their wolf pack.
Promotional poster attached below.
This session will be presented by four local groups sharing practices and tips for growing food in Southwest Alberta. Topics explored will include sustainability, affordability, small space gardens, and growing in alternative spaces like school classrooms.