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2021 Celebration of Nature

May 28th-31st, 2021
Halifax NS
Our annual symposium and guided hike series, hosted each year by one of our member societies and profiling an exciting new area of Nova Scotia. This year, we’re going virtual! Join us, Halifax Field Naturalists, and the Young Naturalists Club as we profile some fascinating urban nature with guest speakers from around the HRM.

Register by May 28th to join us!

The Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalist was organized in 1990 and it’s major event has always been its annual gathering of naturalist from all over the province. This following link is to a page that has collected information on those past events. History of Nature Nova Scotia Annual Meetings

Nature Talks Presentation Series

First Tuesday of each month
Past Nature Talks
Tues Feb 2nd, 2021: Wetlands and You, with Emma Bocking of Ducks Unlimited Canada
In Celebration of World Wetlands Day, which falls on Feb 2nd every year, we explore the connections between wetlands and people. Emma Bocking of Ducks Unlimited Canada gave us an overview of what a “wetland” is, why they’re important, and how they’re currently protected (or not protected enough) in Nova Scotia. Watch the recording!
Tues March 2nd, 2021: A Natural History of the Mainland Moose, with NatureNS President Bob Bancroft
Did you miss it? Watch the recording! We are joined by our President and retired biologist Bob Bancroft for an overview of the mainland moose: past, present, and… future?
Tues May 4th, 2021: Natural Infrastructure, with Izzy Clarke of Coastal Action Foundation
All about nature-based infrastructure, with Izzy Clarke of Coastal Action Foundation! Watch the recording!
Coastal Action is a charitable organization on the South Shore of Nova Scotia that believes in safeguarding a healthy environment for future generations. For over 25 years, Coastal Action’s goal has been to promote the restoration and conservation of our environment through research, education, and action. Coastal Action works in four core areas: Watersheds & Water Quality, Species at Risk & Biodiversity, Climate Change & Education, and Coastal & Marine. Izzy is a Senior Climate Change Project Technician at Coastal Action.
Tues June 1st, 2021: Owls Head Provincial Park, with CPAWS Nova Scotia
In our June talk, we were joined by friends at the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and learned about this wild and controversial landscape on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore Watch the recording!
Upcoming Nature Talks
July: Coastal Barrens
Aug: Turtles
Sept: TBD

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