2012 AGM

2012 Annual General Meeting – Tatamagouche – May 25-27

The weekend meetings will be held at the Tatamagouche Center in Tatamagouche, NS. on the Northumberland Strait. Information on the Centre can be found athttp://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/meeting_services/index

The table below has the schedule for the meeting. See the following table for activities for young naturalist and those interested in natural history for youth.

Nature Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting Weekend 2012 
Schedule of Events


Friday May 25th  
7:00 – 9:30 pm Registration and Sign up for Field Trips (at Tatamagouche Centre) and **Meet and Greet – wine and cheese
9:30 pm Stargazing (if the night sky is clear at Tatamagouche Centre) Pat Kelly and Larry Bogan
Saturday May 26th  
6:00 – 7:45am Early morning birding (at Tatamagouche Centre) Bob McDonald
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Welcome and Presentations: John Klymko – Maritimes Butterfly Atlas
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15– 12:00pm Presentations continued:
Jason LeBlanc – An overview of aquatic invasive species in Nova Scotia
Matt Miller – The Otter Ponds Demonstration Forest – a tangible demonstration of positive vision
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 pm Field Trips (weather permitting) There is also hiking and canoeing available at the Tatamagouche Centre


Option 1: Pugwash Estuary by Friends of Pugwash Estuary and Wallace Bay by Ducks Unlimited Canada (half of afternoon at each location)

Option 2: Butterfly field excursion at the Tatamagouche Centre by John Klymko

6:00 – 7:00pm **Reception at Tatamagouche Centre (bring your own drinks)
7:00 – 8:00pm Supper
8:00pm – 9:30pm **Keynote presentation and social to follow (bring your own drinks)


Billy MacDonald, Redtail Nature Awareness Centre – Reflections on youth and outdoor education

9:30pm Stargazing – Pat Kelly and Larry Bogan
Sunday May 27th  
6:00 – 7:45am Early morning birding (at Tatamagouche Centre) Sue Abbott
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9: 45am Presentation: Helene Van Doninck – Helping us help wildlife: Tips for everyday life (combined with youth)
9:45 – 10:00am Break
10:00 – 12:00pm Nature Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting (new and existing members are invited to participate)
12:00pm Box Lunches available to go
1:00pm Field trip to Tom Millers forest property in Earltown

NOTE: youth are not allowed at events where alcohol is served as indicated by **

Nature Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting Weekend 2012 
Schedule of Events

Youth Programming

Friday May 25th  
7:00–8:30pm Registration (at Tatamagouche Centre)
Becoming a Naturalists workshop

  • Who are naturalists?
  • What do naturalists do?
  • Making nature journals
9:30pm *Stargazingwithparents(ifthenightskyisclearatTatamagoucheCentre)
Saturday May 26th  
6:00–7:45am *Early morning birding with parents(at Tatamagouche Centre)
8:00–8:45am *Breakfast
9:00–10:15pm Birding workshop– Identifying ,observing and drawing birds with SueAbbott (Bird Studies Canada)
10:15–10:30am Snack
10:30–12:00pm Nature Walk Identifying trees and other nature observations with Sherman Williams (naturalist and retired teacher)(on Tatamagouche Centre property)
12:00–1:00pm *Lunch
1:00pm *Family Field Trip– with Sherman Williams to the Northumberland Shore (weather permitting)
6:00–7:00pm Natural history scavenger hunt with Graham Carter(B Ed student)(at Tatamagouche Centre)
7:00–8:00pm *Supper
8:00pm–9:00pm Games around the campfire with Graham Carter (BEd student)
9:30pm *Star gazing and Owl prowl with parents
Sunday May 27th  
6:00–7:45am *Early morning birding with parents(at Tatamagouche Centre)
8:00–9:00am *Breakfast
9:00–9:45am Presentation: Helping us help wildlife: Tips for everyday life by Helene Van Doninck (combined with adult programming)
9:45–10:00am Snack
10:00–12:00pm Nature Walk Who do we share our home with? The sites, smells and sounds of the great outdoors with Ron Kelly(local naturalist)(on Tatamagouche Centre property)
12:00pm Box Lunches available togo
1:00pm *Field trip to Sugar Moon Farm– guided forest walk and hot drinks and snack afterwards

NOTE:*parental supervision required during these times

Registration and Fees

  • Weekend Registration $20
  • Accomodation Package including meals 
    Single Occupancy =@$250
    Double Occupancy=@$193
    Accomodation Information
  • Meals Weekend Package
    Breakfasts, Lunches, Breaks, and Banquet $90

Read the Registration form for more information and details on accommodations and costs.



Fill out the registration form, Include fees and send to:

Registrar: Nature N.S. 2012
2 Orchard Rd.
Kentville, N.S. B4N 1R8