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September 2016

SPOTLIGHT ON CONSERVATION

New report: more work needed to protect the Castle Park

A new report released earlier this month by Global Forest Watch Canada raises concerns about land-use in the new Castle Wildland and Provincial Parks. The report suggests more work is needed to conserve and restore this treasured place. What do we need to do next for the Castle? Read more.

TREADING LIGHTLY IN NATURE

Long before Pokemon Go, there was geocaching

By Kim Bhasin

In 2000, a computer consultant named Dave Ulmer placed a five-gallon bucket in the woods near Beavercreek, Ore., leaving behind some CDs, a VHS tape, a slingshot, a Ross Perot book, a can of beans, and a logbook. He posted the coordinates online, using the global position system, and declared one rule: Take something, leave something. Sixteen years later, we have a different kind of scavenger hunt. Read More.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Students role play to learn what hazards wildlife face

CPAWS Southern Alberta has a student activity available for educators that looks at the impact humans have on wildlife populations, particularly linear disturbance. Linear disturbance is anything that fragments a large intact landscape into smaller pieces such as roads or trails. Students play the role of wildlife to learn what it takes to survive on developed land. Read more.

CPAWS SAB wins award for environmental education

On August 27, CPAWS SAB was proud to receive the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) award of excellence for Outstanding Non-Profit Organization for environmental education programming. Read More.

PEOPLE IN NATURE

Nature in Alberta is a breath of fresh air for Myra Paul

What Myra Paul appreciates most about Canada is fresh air and green space - advantages that may be ordinary for those who never venture beyond Canada’s borders – not so ordinary if you move here from Karachi, Pakistan, the seventh largest and most populous urban city in the world. Read more.

OUR PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation

The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation offers camps for youth at their ranch in Kananaskis and they invited CPAWS SAB partner in their Community Leadership Program to add an environmental slant to the outdoor experience. Thanks to them for helping us to engage a new generation in environmental stewardship.

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Artist Lisa Thomson is inspired to capture the beauty of nature on canvas

Lisa’s parents introduced her, from an early age, to appreciate the grandeur of nature. Using primarily oils, Lisa strives to capture nature’s beauty on canvas, using the subtleties of light as a dominant theme. In her paintings, she tries to capture the essence of natural life – the grand vistas of the prairies, the power of the mountains, playful colors in gardens and the peacefulness of water. To see more photos and learn about Lisa, Read more.

EVENTS

Annual General Meeting for CPAWS Southern Alberta

Join us for the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter AGM on September 29 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Mamdan Opera Centre, 1315 7 Street, SW, Calgary. The meeting will be followed by a panel discussion: The Bison Belong and Beyond. Light refreshments will be included. Read More.