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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Guest speaker: Dave Ireland

Dave Ireland grew up in Huntsville, Ontario
 (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 ecosystems
 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 understand science,
 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 Conservation.

Contact: Sue Deadman (705) 835-5355


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