Northern Vancouver Island

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Past Explorer Days

April 2013 Spring Bird Count; Malcolm Island Bird Count

February 23, 2013 Marine Debris – Where does it come from and what you can do
Will Soltau – Living Oceans Society ; Sunset School Library 

Will works for the Living Oceans Society and they are undertaking a program to “Clear the Coast” http://www.livingoceans.org/clearthecoast

 Learn about tsunami debris and Will having found a wrecked boat with Japanese lifejackets on the west coast recently. This presentation may lead to a west coast beach clean-up for the Club. 

January 19, 2013-Cougar and Bear Awareness

MoF board room Port McNeill 10:00.  Tanner Beck, Conservation Officer, will educate us about the natural history of bears and cougars and how we can wisely share Northern Vancouver with these wild neighbours.
December 29, 2012 Winter Bird Count,Malcolm Island Bird Count
Meet at the Sointula Firehall at 09:00.Please contact Annemarie Koch (250-973-6465) if you are able to join the bird count. This will ensure that they know to wait for people coming off the ferry.
 November 3rd,2012
Where does it go when it goes “away”?Patrick Donaghy (Regional District) and Paul Getman
Tours of 7-mile landfill and a water & waste treatment plants.
The tour addresses some of the key questions in understanding our connectedness to nature and how we can create positive change with our daily behaviours. The main idea to be strived for with this outing is – that there is no “away”; that we must be responsible for our waste.