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January 2018

Nature in the City: When the Salt of the Earth Meets Wildlife Rehab

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario Canada
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(Open to the public.) Since its founding in 2004, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre has been nursing injured wildlife back to health in the London area. Founder Brian Salt will describe the journey he has been on, the work that he leads with staff and a volunteer team, and the recent expansion of Salthaven. Come and learn about a day in the life of this rehabilitation facility.

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Nature in the City: How do you Tail a bird?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario Canada
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(Open to the public.) In Hansel and Gretel’s day, you would have tracked things with a trail of breadcrumbs. Now however our top scientists are using stable isotopes and nanotechnologies to follow migrants. Dr. Keith Hobson, a professor at Western University’s Biology department, will describe his research relating to tracking migrant birds and insects. Hobson’s work relates to ornithology, climate change, conservation, and the field of biogeochemistry.

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Nature in the City: A Long, Long Time Ago: London’s Geologic Journey

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario Canada
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(Open to the public.) It would be fair to call Dr. Cam Tsujita a rock star. This Western professor of earth sciences revels in rocks and has a particular enthusiasm for sharing his interests. Join him in a trip through time as he describes the profound changes in landscapes (and seascapes) that have occurred in what is now London over hundreds of millions of years. During this virtual trip, we will pause occasionally to admire minerals, rocks, fossils and landforms…

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February 2018

Nature in the City: Reviving Indigenous Knowledge in Interacting with the Natural World

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario Canada
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(Open to the public.) How do you interact with the earth? She is listening. Andrew Judge, an Anishinaabe and Irish scholar, shares his experience utilizing Indigenous teachings to add richness to interactions with our earth mother. Judge, a PhD candidate at Western’s Faculty of Education, teaches Indigenous studies at Conestoga College and collaborates on a range of projects that celebrate Indigenous cultural and traditional ecological knowledge.

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Nature in the City: Changing the City’s Culture through Permaculture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library – Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario Canada
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(Open to the public.) Permaculture – a transformational approach to the way we create backyards, neighbourhoods, and cities – is slowly taking root. In communities around the planet, city-dwellers are forming mutually beneficial relationships with non-human nature and creating spaces in which people, animals, and plants flourish. Becky Ellis, a PhD candidate in geography at Western University, will bring it home by describing practical techniques for spaces in London.

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