NEWS & EVENTS
Speaking engagements and things happening....
Enlichenment Talk at Uvic
Our next Native Plant Study Group Meeting:
Thurs. January 21 at 7 pm, Victoria, BC
MacLaurin Bldg, University of Victoria
, Rm D116
More NPSG info:
- $2.50 for parking at UVic
- Travel-mug for coffee/tea
- Loonies/toonies for the refreshment break & plant draw
- Potted/labelled native plants or items of interest for the plant draw table
- Donations of cookies/squares for the refreshment table earn you 3 plant draw tickets.
On January 21st: Enlichenment will explore the many forms and uses of lichen through the years. Kiersten will identify lichen, how and where they grow, and explain their importance as air quality indicators. Strawberry Vale School has been home to this study since 2012 and has resulted in grade five student photographs being used on UBC’s eFlora website. Expect to see many varieties of lichen on display, as well as the student's work.
"Kiersten Brookes is an award-winning teacher who dedicates herself to connecting children to nature so that they develop awareness and appreciation of the world outdoors." (Thank you Lenny Ross and Sylvia Samborski). She has taught for 20 years in Victoria as well as in Lloydminster and Marshall, Saskatchewan.
As well, Kiersten is a gardener interested in native plants and their medicinal qualities, hardy geraniums, non-GMO food production. In response to our screen-centric society, she brings children outside as much as possible. Her students develop a strong stewardship ethic as they learn to care for the environment of their school ground and community and take action that contributes to the health of watersheds, ecosystems, and the whole planet.
Enlichenment Talk at Beacon Hill
for Beacon Hill garden volunteers
Saturday January 30th
Location: Parks office, Beacon Hill Park
Access to office: Come to foot of Cook Street before Dallas Road intersection; opposite Faithful Street there is a pedestrian/employee east side gate which will be open; walk to the Parks building and look for a sign on the east side doorway re meeting; enter and go upstairs.
In February around the 22nd - Division 2 will be having a film Premiere on the imovies they created on topics of their concern. Such topics include; Plastic, Microbeads, Cougars, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.... David Katz - the founder of The Plastic bank will be in attendance. The date will be solidified soon.....