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An easy way to see the world

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Lethbridge Sun Times
Submitted photo by John Nightingale King Penguins in South Georgia, Antarctica.

SUBMITTED BY FRIENDS OF THE HELEN SCHULER NATURE CENTRE SOCIETY
Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society have announced four Travel Adventures presentations that will take place over the next four months. Travel Adventures is an ongoing series where local world travelers share their adventures with photographs that will help you discover the plants, animals and people of places you’ve always dreamed of exploring.
Everyone is invited to four engaging presentations scheduled at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre:
1. Discover the Edge of the World – Haida Gwaii with Deb and Ken Kellett on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
Join Deb and Ken Kellett as they recount their time at Haida Gwaii – Graham Island, British Columbia for six 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.
2. Cape to Cape, 52 days at sea on Europa with John Nightingale on Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
Find out what life is like on board Europa, a 56-metre-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.
3. Sea Wolves of British Columbia with Rick Andrews on Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
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.
4. Botswana Safari with Joanna Fraser on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
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 toward 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:
https://NatureCentre.ca/events/
For detailed information on the Outdoor Learning Classroom and Amphitheatre project:
https://NatureCentre.ca/classroom/

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