CFN Speakers Series

CFN Speakers & Topics

1712 December 13

1712 December 13
Members & Friends
"MEMBERS SHORTS"
Bucket Raffle, Silent Auction, Desert & Sandwiches, and a whole lot of fun.

Bring your friends and bring your wallet as this is our annual fundraiser so spread it around. Your heart will grow two sizes bigger!
Wednesday
2016-12-13
7:00 pm

1801 January 3

1801 January 3
Carden Christmas Birdcount
CBC Wednesday January 3
Meet at the CRC with Bob Bowles for team assignments.
Coffee and muffins will be ready at 8:30am.
We will do a Pot Luck dinner around 5 pm and count compilation.
There will be a veggie chili and a meat chili provided.
Bob Bowles can be reached at
705-790-8884 cell
705-325-3149 home
Wednesday
2018-01-03
8:30 am

1802 February 14

 
1802 February 14
Maricor Arlos
Should we be concerned about the pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the water? A case of the Grand River Watershed
Municipal wastewater is a complex mixture that may pose risks to human and environmental health. We have about 3500 wastewater treatment plants in Canada, with some facilities discharging into the receiving waters with little to no treatment. Of major concern is the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) that are continuously discharged at low concentrations. These compounds, especially the pharmaceutical ingredients, are made to be biologically active for humans and livestock. However, non-target organisms such as fish or invertebrates may not have the functions to eliminate or modulate these compounds in the body upon exposure. This talk will discuss the impacts associated with PPCP discharge in the environment using a decade of research in the Grand River watershed (southern Ontario) as a case study.
Wednesday
2018-02-14
7 PM

1803 March 14

1803 March 14
Arni Stinnison
Icebergs, Puffins and Whales
Come & hear all about famed photographer Arni's trip to Labrador and Newfoundland.
Arni has shared his photographs in past CFN meetings and always gives a highly professional, humorous and knowledgeable presentation.
Please join us!
Wednesday
2018-03-14
7:00PM

1804 April 11

1804 April 11
James Kamstra
Ontario Biodiversity & AGM
Let's learn about Ontario's biodiversity and what it means going forward.

There will be a short AGM Business section at this meeting as well.
Wednesday
2018-04-11
7 PM

1805 MAY 25-26

1805 MAY 25-26
CARDEN CHALLENGE
CARDEN CHALLENGE
Gather your team and take on the challenge.
Once again it's the Carden Challenge.
Open your eyes, open your pocket books, open your your soul to the world of Birds, Critters and ...........Life.

More details to follow.
Friday-Saturday
2018-05-25
24 hours of Birding!

1805 MAY 9

1805 MAY 9
Try McMullen
Lichens
Hear from Dr. Troy McMullen's partially funded by the Couchiching Conservancy Lichen studies in Carden.
Wednesday
2018-05-09
7:00 PM

1806 JUNE 24

1806 JUNE 24
NO MEETING IN LIEU OF THE PASSPORT TO NATURE KIDS FESTFESTIVAL JUNE 6TH
NUTS FOR NATURE
For our 5TH year come on out an enjoy this free community event.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11th
Everything is free!
Water Study with a Horse Drawn Wagon ride there & back, Kids For Turtles, Ginny’s Cafe, Free Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream for the kids, TimberMart sponsored build your own Bird Houses, fill your own Bird feeder, Sun Telescope Galactic Discoveries, Ramara Historical Covered Wagon, Rope Making demonstration, Blue Bird Display, Arts & Crafts Downstairs, Kim’s Kids Safari, & more to come!
N/A
2017-06-24
9 am to 4 pm

1807 JULY 11

1807 JULY 11
Neil Gray
The Chiefs of Panama
Fellow CFN member will delight us with hie chosen topic!
Wednesday
2018-07-11
7:00 pm

1808 August 8

1808 August 8
Ralph McKim
Ontario's First Forester
Never really thought about who was the first?
Let's find out.
Wednesday
2018-08-08
7:00 pm

1809 SEPTEMBER 12

1809 SEPTEMBER 12
Matt Lieberknecht
Falconry
This is the Annual Joint Simcoe North Naturalists Club meeting.
The Carden Field Naturalists will be hosting the Orillia, Brereton and Midland Naturalists clubs.
Come on out and fly with Matt and the falcons!
Wednesday
2018-09-12
7:00 PM

1810 October 10

1810 October 10
Justin Peter
Trees
The Wonderful World of Trees is here!
Wednesday
2018-10-10
7:00 pm

1811 November 14

1811 November 14
TBA
History of the Black River
That beautiful fluctuating watercourse just to the north of the Carden Alvar has a rich and exciting history that will be shared with our group tonight.
This will be a combination of our regular CFN meeting and one of the 25 PASSPORT TO NATURE events celebrating 25 years of the Couchiching Conservancy.
Wednesday
2018-11-14
7:00 pm