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March 2018

FIELD TRIP: Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Project

2018-03-09 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Project Carmangay, AB Canada + Google Map

HOSTS: Brandy Downey (AEP), Kimberli Kenna (EDF-EN), and David Heyboer (EDF-EN) Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm, Carmangay, Alberta - Meet at Lethbridge Lodge Departing from Lethbridge Lodge, this field trip will take participants to EDF-EN’s Blackspring Ridge Wind operation near Carmangay for an up close and personal experience with wind energy production in the southern part of the province.  Representatives from the project (Kimberli and David) will tour participants around the project, including providing an opportunity to climb inside a turbine…

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WORKSHOP: Remote sensing – Cameras and ARUs

2018-03-09 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre, 320 Scenic Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Interactive workshop detailing how to program and deploy acoustic recording units (ARUs; eg. Wildlife Acoustic Song Meters+ and Anabat)  and camera trap (eg. Reconyx). The workshop will include a field component to show participants proper in-field set up techniques. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

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WORKSHOP: Spatial Capture-Recapture Modelling in R

2018-03-09 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Lethbridge Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre, 320 Scenic Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
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Free

Brief introductory lecture on spatial capture-recapture modelling followed by an interactive session where participants will work through an example dataset using the statistical program R and the package 'secr' and 'scrbook'. Prior knowledge of R is recommended.  Participants will be required to bring their own laptop, with R or R-Studio installed.  Visit our Shop to pick up your free ticket - limited to 25 participants.

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March 2019

PUBLIC TALK: Colleen Cassady St. Clair

March 21 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Canmore Opera House, 400 Spring Creek Dr.
Canmore, AB Canada
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Attractants, adaptation, and learning in bear-train collisions Colleen Cassady St. Clair is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. She and her students study the way wildlife use and move through human-dominated landscapes, which frequently involve human-wildlife conflict. They seek novel solutions to those problems by combining ideas and methods from animal behaviour, wildlife management, and conservation biology. Recent projects address coexistence between people and coyotes in urban areas, train strikes on grizzly bears, and bird mortality…

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ACTWS 2019 Conference

March 22 - March 24
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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This year’s theme: CONNECTIVITY Find details about the conference on our Conference page (more details coming soon). Visit our shop to purchase tickets.

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WORKSHOP: Certified Wildlife Biologist

March 22 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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Free

The CSTWS Certification Committee is hosting a ½ day workshop dealing with TWS Certification. The first part of the agenda will be dominated by a series of speakers dealing with certification: an overview of the program; efforts to model university/college curricula to conform to TWS standards; and testimonials by male and female Certified Wildlife Biologists about why certification has been important for them in their wildlife careers. Mid-way through, there will be a working session designed to provide participants an opportunity…

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WORKSHOP: Boreal Wetlands 101

March 22 @ 08:00 - 12:00
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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Free

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has over 80 years of experience delivering wetland conservation programs across Canada and over 20 years of experience working in Canada's boreal forest. DUC's National Boreal Program delivers introductory wetlands training geared towards industry, government, and other practitioners with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of boreal wetlands. This workshop will introduce participants to Canada's boreal wetlands with a focus on the Canadian Wetland Classification System's five major wetland classes. The workshop will cover topics including wetland ecology, hydrology, functions, and values. Participants will learn about regional wetland classification…

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FIELD TRIP: Bow Valley Corridor

March 22 @ 08:45 - 17:00
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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$10

This all-day field trip will focus on exploring wildlife corridors and connectivity issues in the Bow Valley around Canmore and Banff. We will visit several key areas including wildlife crossing structures, wildlife corridors, wildlife habitat enhancements and habitat mitigations. Although you will be travelling by bus we will be taking several short walks/hikes throughout the day.  Sensible sturdy shoes will be required as well as snacks and a water bottle. Lunch is not provided, but we will be stopping in…

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WORKSHOP: Intro to Telemetry & Winter Tracking

March 22 @ 13:00 - 17:00
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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Free

 A basic introduction to telemetry and winter wildlife tracking, geared towards students and early career professionals. The workshop will start off with a classroom presentation on telemetry fundamentals and snow track identification, followed by an outside component to practice the skills learned in the classroom. Participants should bring appropriate clothing and footwear to spend a couple hours outdoors.  Visit our Shop to pick up your free ticket - limited to 60 participants.

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WORKSHOP: Defeat the dark side: how to use social media like a SciComm Jedi

March 22 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Coast Canmore, 511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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Free

Social media are more than just sharing photos of cats or food – the majority of online adults use social media as a news source, and nearly 80% of social media users see science related content in their newsfeeds. Given the prevalence of pseudoscience and misinformation, how can a scientist make their content stand out? Both facts and emotions go into decision-making however, science communication typically relies on the communication of facts alone, overlooking the influences of emotion on engagement…

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