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May 2018

BCWF Wetlands Education Program

May 4 - September 30

2018 Wetland Workshops Announced  2017 was another great year for the BCWF Wetlands Education Program. 353 people were educated through a workshop and an additional 1576 through outreach at other events. For more information on our 2017 events, read our 2018 Wetlands Update by clicking here. As you can see by the schedule below, we have many great workshops planned for 2018. We encourage you to share this email with others you feel may wish to attend a Wetlands Education Program Workshop. Future workshops…

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Online Wetland Design Course

May 14 - July 26

Wetland Design is a graduate-level, online class taught by Dr. Tom Biebighauser through the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering that shows how to design and build naturally appearing and functioning wetlands. The detailed lessons clearly explain the values of wetlands, how wetlands were drained, factors affecting site selection for restoration, construction techniques, and how non-functioning wetlands may be repaired. Assignments are completed independently and require working outdoors. Engineering, biology, hydrology, and landscape architecture students are welcome to register.…

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! 2018 Youth Water Festival, Nelson B.C.

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Are you interested in water in the Kootenays? Would you like to help educate and inspire students of the Kootenays? The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society is hosting the first annual Youth Water Festival on May 23, 2018.  This festival is aimed at educating and inspiring local youth on the importance, function, history, and stewardship of freshwater in the Kootenays, specifically Kootenay Lake. Various activity booths will be set up at Lakeside Park in Nelson, BC for children and…

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Webinar: Research Principles for Working with First Nations

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities and that they own and control how this information can be used. Click here for details

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June 2018

POLIS: Virtual Watersheds 2018 Event

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On June 5th, building on the successes of past Watersheds events (2012 – 2014 – 2016), the POLIS Water Sustainability Project and partners will be hosting a capstone virtual Watersheds 2018 forum. This virtual forum is organized into two main sessions: The first session, Indigenous water law & the emerging priority of water-centric planning, will explore the connections between Indigenous water laws and water-centric planning. Val Napoleon (Director, Indigenous Law Research Unit, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria) and Deborah Curran (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies, University…

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Canadian Water Summit 2018

June 20 - June 22
Mariotte Pinnacle, 1128 W Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R5 Canada
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The Canadian Water Summit was launched in 2009 and has grown into Canada’s largest and most diverse annual gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders attracting 300+ attendees each June. The 2018 event will include three days of dynamic programming, including young professional skills training, women in water networking reception, field excursions, live theatre, dynamic exhibitor sessions, and the Water’s Next awards gala. The week showcases the industry’s best while offering an enjoyable forum for building meaningful relationships…

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Wildfire & Climate Change Conference

June 26 - June 28
Prestige Hotel, 701 Lakeside Dr
Nelson , British Columbia Canada
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The Conference will share the latest scientific research and initiatives from the Kootenays and from the international arena on climate change, wildfire behavior and why this leads us toward a need to take action at a landscape scale for a more resilient ecosystem. Target Audience: forest licensees (small woodlots to large companies), local government, emergency services, and community members. We are expecting approximately 250 attendees. The two-day conference will be followed by one day of workshops for the forest licensees…

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September 2018

2018 Alberta Climate Summit

September 26
Calgary Calgary, AB Canada + Google Map

The Alberta Climate Summit is the event for innovative thinking and knowledge sharing on energy and climate in Alberta. The event brings together 500+ thought leaders from industry, government, environmental NGOs, and community stakeholders to learn from success stories, identify opportunities and challenges, and explore solutions related to Alberta’s clean energy future. Click here for more details

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October 2018

2018 KCP Fall Gathering

October 12 - October 13
Nelson, BC Nelson, BC Canada + Google Map

The organizing theme for the 2018 Fall Gathering is Conservation in the Context of Climate Change. The KCP Fall Gathering & AGM serves as one of the primary vehicles to connect and re-connect KCP partners from across the region. Click here for details

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EECOM 2018 Conference

October 18 - October 21
St Eugene Mission Resort Cranbrook, Canada + Google Map

From coast to coast to coast, over 300 educators will have the opportunity to gather to learn, share and connect at this made-in-Canada environmental education conference. The theme for the 2018 Conference is Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisions learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community and planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and taking responsibility to do so. This conference is for everyone involved in environmental education – after all, our classrooms are our…

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