After a busy field season which included a complete change of field staff, we have summarized our experience. Check out our new 2018 Field Season Summary to learn all about the projects we worked on this past May to July 2018.
Last week was Science Literacy Week, a week-long celebration of science and space in Canada. This year, SLW partnered up with the Space Agency to highlight the exploration of the cosmos. Here in Haida Gwaii, we thought we would share our knowledge of how birds have inspired us in this exploration. For this occasion, we visited various classrooms and facilitated activities that helped students learn about how birds fly. We also gave a great presentation at our new office in Skidegate on flight and predation patterns.
As part of Science Odyssey - Ten days of discovery and innovation - Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we are putting on a variety of events including:
Forest as a Teacher
Wednesday, May 16th @ 5 p.m.
Meeting point: Laskeek Bay Conservation Society office 3201 Ocean View Drive, unit 2, Queen Charlotte, BC (snacks will be served)
Bring your outdoor wear, a pad and paper, and come for a walk & talk with Ola Cholewa at Crab Apple Creek. Ola will share her Masters research findings on what the forest can teach us, how we can use it as a teaching tool and more
Also as part of our involvement in this Odyssey, kids from Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary will be learning about the Backyard Basics for supporting our feathery friends (Wednesday May 16th, 3 to 5 p.m.) and kids visiting East Limestone Island from all over Haida Gwaii will be learning about research methods for conservation work on seabirds and marine mammals (throughout May and June)!
Habour day in Masset
Sunday, May 20th @ 10 a.m.
We will have a tent set up and activities for all ages related to birds and the research we do on East Limestone. Come play with us!!!
Curious about Martens? Want to see our new office and hear about what we've been up to this past year and what is in the plans for this upcoming field season? Come join us for our AGM this Thursday, April 26th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at our new office above Rainbow Gallery, 3201 Ocean View Drive, unit 2 (at the corner of Alder street or Rainbow hill). There will be snacks and door prizes. Click on this link to view our poster for more information.