Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Guest speaker: Dave Ireland
Dave Ireland grew up in Huntsville,
(known as the gateway to Algonquin Park), where he developed an avid sense
of curiosity at an early age. Fascinated by the variety of species and
around him, Dave spent many years exploring and leading backcountry
canoe trips through Algonquin Park.
Dave is currently the Managing
Director of the ROM Biodiversity
at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.
With over 20 years experience teaching, developing innovative programs,
and working in conservation biology,
Dave has an uncanny ability to empower through knowledge, and inspire action
Topic: Climate change and whale poo
Communicating science in a post-truth world is not easy.
"Alternative facts" and the Internet challenge what we think we know, and
science and scientists
waiver with answers using complex language and large variability.
How do we make sense of so much information?
How can we make a positive impact, as individuals and communities, in what
is a critical time in human history?
In this short, animated talk, Dave will tell three stories that will help you
visual communication, and why whale poo could save the planet.
Contact: Denis Paccagnella (705) 326-3031
Saturday November 4, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Ontario Nature Regional Meeting hosted by the Friends of Minesing Wetlands
at John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre at the Tiffin Centre for
Contact: Sue Deadman (705) 835-5355