2001 AGM

2001 – June 1-3 – Lunenburg – South Shore Naturalists

Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists Annual General Meeting
2001 A South Shore Odyssey

12th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
June 1, 2 and 3
Hosted by the South Shore Naturalists

Field Trips and Speakers


– Friday – June 1 –

6:30-9:00 pm Registration: New Luneburg Fire Hall, Medway Street
7:00 pm Welcome: Town of Lunenburg, FNSN and Announcements
7:15 pm Wine & Cheese Reception and Displays
8:30 pm A Walking Tour of Historic Lunenburg with Eric Croft (fee: a "Toonie")


– Saturday, June 2 –

6:00-8:00 am Early Morning Outings, Birding, Botany, Photography
8:00-8:45 am Continential Breakfast, St. John's Aglican Church Hall, Cornwallis Street
8:00-9:00 am Registration: New Fire Hall
9:15 am Wendy Muise & Merrill Heubach: Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy
Land Conservation – Anyone Can Do It
Dr. Bill Freedman – A Naturalist's Perspective of Gaff Point
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Dr. Howard Donohoe – How does Gold Get in the Rocks, Get Discovered and then Used?
11:15 am Dr. Martin Willison – Preservtion of Nova Scotian Cold Water Corals
12:15 pm Brown Bag Lunch available at Fire Hall
1:15 – 5:00 pm FIELD TRIPS – Leaving from Fire Hall parking lot
A – Gaff Point Hike with Eric and Anne Mills: A Walk on the Wild Side
B – Gold Panning & Geology at the Ovens Natural Park with Howard Donohoe
C – Cherry Hill Beach with Bob Taylor: How Barrier Beaches Can Turn Themselves Inside Out
D – A Woodland Walk to Bayport Plant Farm with Jean McKiel
E – LaHave Islands Boat Tour
7:15 pm Banquet, Riverport Community Centre
9:00 pm Night Sounds or Sky Watch



– Sunday – June 3 –

6:00-8:00 am Early Morning Outings: Birding, Botany, & Photography
8:00-8:45 am Continential Breakfast, St.Johh's Anglican Church Hall
9:00 am Announcements – New Fire Hall
9:15 am Leif HelmerLandscapes of Learning – UNESCO Biosphere Principles in Practice the Nova Scotia Experience
Jennifer HigginsSouthwest Nova Biosphere Project
Tom YoungFundy Biosphere Project
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Annual General Meeting of the FNSN
12:30 pm Lunch – Fire Hall
1:15-5:00 pm FIELD TRIPS – Leaving from Fire Hall parking lot
F. Gaff Point
G. LaHave River Valley with Gary Selig
H. Medicinal Plant Walk & Gold Mining Remains with Laurie Lacey
I. Visit Windhorse Farm with Jim Drescher: Learn the Principles of Ecoforestry
J. LaHave Island Boat Tour



– Monday – June 4 –

All Day ———– Birding and Deep Sea Coral Field Trip to Cape Sable Island


Conference Contact:

Catherine Pross at mcpross@yahoo.com

or Phone (902) 766-4667