Locals share their adventures in support of outdoor learning - travel the world from Lethbridge
Everyone is invited to four engaging presentations scheduled at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre:
Discover the Edge of the World - Haida Gwaii with Deb & Ken Kellett on Tuesday January 22 at 2pm
Join Deb and Ken Kellett as they recount their time at Haida Gwaii – Graham Island for 6 weeks in summer of 2018. Discover the magic of the inter-tidal zone of the islands; learn about the cultural significance of totem poles found throughout the area; and meet the eagle and deer inhabitants.
Cape to Cape, 52 days at sea on Europa with John Nightingale on Friday February 8 at 2pm
Find out what life is like on board Europa, a 56m tall sailing ship, in the vast and unpredictable Southern Ocean toward Antarctica and beyond! John Nightingale spent 52 days at sea, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina sailing through the Beagle Channel, negotiating the infamous Drake Passage en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. Finally crossing the southern Atlantic Ocean, via South Georgia and Tristan Da Cunah to Cape Town, South Africa.
Sea Wolves of British Columbia with Rick Andrews on Friday March 8 at 2pm
The coastal or sea wolves of British Columbia are a genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf that live on the windswept islands of the west coast archipelago, where they obtain much of their diet directly from the sea. In the summer of 2018, local wildlife photographer and filmmaker Rick Andrews filmed some of these sea wolves, which he will now share in two short documentary films.
Botswana Safari with Joanna Fraser on Friday April 26 at 2pm
Discover the magnificent Okavango Delta – an area sometimes known as “the Amazon of Africa”. Visit Planet Baobab, Nxai Pan, Chobe National Parks and more on a two week adventure that Joanna Fraser did in November 2018. She will also highlight conservation and management efforts to protect wildlife in this country.
Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is by donation. Proceeds from the events will go towards the Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project which will replace the Nature Centre’s aging amphitheatre that is at the end of its life-cycle. The new Outdoor Classroom will provide a multi-functional space for group gatherings, presentations, and will allow visitors a space to slow down, explore and reflect upon their natural surroundings. Concept designs for the project will be on display at the events.
Attending one, or all of the 2019 Travel Adventure presentations is an excellent way to show your support of the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Center Society. Join us as a member to be a part of something great!
To learn more about upcoming Travel Adventures:
For detailed information on the Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project:
If you would like more information about the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society, please contact Curtis Goodman at 403-320-4985 or email [email protected]
Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society supports Lethbridge's Nature Centre to foster a community of environmentally responsible citizens through interactive nature-based experiences.