Posted on May 2, 2016 by Christopher Thrall

Birds, beavers and paint brushes, oh my! June 4, 2016 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM The University of Alberta’s Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Centre Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Add event to Google Calendar Built in June 2015, the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station (AMLRS) was developed to address a broad spectrum of research questions and …

Birds, beavers and paint brushes, oh my!

June 4, 2016 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Centre
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

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Built in June 2015, the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station (AMLRS) was developed to address a broad spectrum of research questions and learning opportunities. This recent addition to the Augustana Campus is almost complete, and you can help complete some final touches.Join fellow U of A, Augustana, Augustana University College and Camrose Lutheran College alumni as we work to insulate, wrap and drywall the garage; build a workbench; install shelves; landscape the yard; build seating for around the firepit and more!

Afterwards, we’ll celebrate with a catered lunch followed by a bird walk led by Dr. Glen Hvenegaard, or a talk on beavers led by Dr. Glynnis Hood. During the two-kilometre bird walk, birders will identify at least 30 species by sound and using binoculars while discussing bird ecology. The beaver talk will feature a short walk during which we will learn about beaver physiology, ecology, and their importance to the environment.

For those with children, there is a free child-minding service from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (for ages three to 12).

About the Speakers

  • Dr. Glynnis Hood is a wetland and wildlife ecologist, whose research includes landscape connectivity, biodiversity and the resolution of human-wildlife conflict. Much of her current research is based in the Cooking Lake Moraine in east-central Alberta. She is best known for her work with beavers in the context of resilience of wetlands during drought and the influence of beavers on aquatic connectivity and their influence on biodiversity.
  • Dr. Glen Hvenegaard conducts research on the conservation aspects of ecotourism, parks, birds, environmental education, and rural sustainability. Past subjects of study have been conservation volunteers, bird watchers, whale watchers, park users, and Christmas Bird Counts.

Date & Time

June 4, 2016
8:45 a.m.

Location

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Centre
Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

Cost

Free

Registration
Registration closes June 2, 2016

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Contact

Vi Warkentin
1-800-661-2593
780-492-2896
chapters@ualberta.net


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