NatureTalks Ontario 2017
Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for our special NatureTalks speaker series this summer and fall. Presented by OLG, NCC Ontario will host two special speakers’ events this coming August and October.
Life in Freshwater Country
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7 p.m.
The Opinicon, Elgin, Ontario
On August 24 at the newly renovated Opinicon Resort in Elgin, Dan Kraus, national conservation manager for NCC, will lead a talk titled Life in Freshwater Country: Status, trends and conservation needs of Canada's lakes, rivers and wetlands. Canadians have more fresh water than almost every other nation on Earth. Despite this abundance, some parts of Canada are faced with water quality and water security issues that impact the health of ecosystems and our quality of life.
Using maps and visuals that highlight the biodiversity and issues in our aquatic systems, Dan will share global and national perspectives on Canada's fresh water, and what we all must do to protect and conserve our most essential natural resource. Following Dan’s presentation, Dr. Gary Bell, NCC’s eastern Ontario program director, will speak about NCC’s conservation efforts in eastern Ontario, focusing on wetlands and watershed conservation work across the Frontenac Arch.
Biomimicry – Nature’s Designs to Inspire
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
rare Charitable Nature Reserve, Cambridge, Ontario
In October at rare Charitable Nature Reserve, Jamie Miller will talk about biomimicry, an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. In this talk, Jamie will explain how copying nature’s designs might help engineers and architects to make better vehicles, bridges, buildings and other products.