- Field Trip to Shelley Lagoons, Sunday August 20
There will be a field trip to the Shelley Lagoons (also known as the Smelly Lagoons) on Sunday August 20 to look at shorebirds and ducks. We will be walking about one kilometer around the lagoons on a gravel road. Closed footwear is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; scopes will be available. Dress for the weather – a jacket if it’s a cool day, a hat if it’s sunny. Bug spray is optional. Meet in the parking lot at the Spruceland Shopping Mall at the corner of 5th Avenue and Hwy 97 under the big Save On Foods sign at 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure time, to sign a waiver and arrange car-pooling. This event is open to members and non-members. For more information, email Sandra at email@example.com.
- Wednesday Walkers August 23
On August 23, 2017, we’ll visit the trails and fields west of Kueng Road. We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Spruceland Shopping Mall at the corner of 5th Avenue and Hwy 97 under the big Save On Foods sign at 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure time, to sign a waiver and arrange car-pooling. Travel cost for passengers will be $2 for gas. All are welcome on this walk. Call Dora Hunter for more information: 250-596-6772.
- Fungi Field Trip to Wilkins Regional Park, Saturday September 9
On Saturday September 9 the Club is hosting a field trip to learn more about fungi. More details to come.
- Thursday Night Presentations
The Executive is busy lining up a series of presenters on the third Thursday of the month from September to November 2017 and January to May 2018. If you know of a presentation that would be of interest, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Save the dates and stay tuned for more details.
- Solar Eclipse, Monday August 21
Prince George will experience a partial eclipse of the sun on the morning of Monday August 21. The Royal Astronomical Society of BC will open its observatory to the Prince George public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details about location and parking visit the Society’s website at http://pgrasc.org. The Exploration Place is hosting solar eclipse activities from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, including the NASA livestream. The first 100 visitors will receive free eclipse sunglasses (providing they arrive on time!)
For tips on eye safety while watching an eclipse, visit NASA at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive-info. NASA’s livestreaming of the eclipse will also be available on the same page.
- Protection of Tallurutiup Imanga /Lancaster Sound
On August 14, Canada, Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced an agreement on the final boundary for a future national marine conservation area in the high Arctic. To read why this is important to all Canadians, see https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/amnc-nmca/cnamnc-cnnmca/lancaster and check out the short video on this significant region.