Wednesday, June 30, 2010


This video was just re-tweeted by While we don't normally take an activist or political stance on issues, this video is thought-provoking enough that we thought you should see it.

Click Here to watch "Dead Wrong: Killing Rivers in the Name of Restoration".

Career Openings

The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society (our employer) is currently hiring for two positions.

1. Nature Nursery Assistant for the 2010/2011 preschool season.
2. Volunteer Coordinator

Not to send you on the endless loop of links, but you can find the postings at our website.

Click here for the Nature Nursery posting.
Click here for the Volunteer Coordinator posting.

Good luck and thanks for the interest.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Not all art shows are in a gallery...

So I promised a couple of kids last weekend that I would post their creations on our blog. Sunday was our Guerilla Nature Art Day, and though the weather was strikingly hot and sunny (a far cry from today's cloudy dreariness), the kids were still able to find inspiration from their surroundings. Here are the nature art "installations" from that event: I hope you enjoy them.

And thank you to Emily Neufeld, our Artist About Town that day, for patiently drawing the lovely pictures of the owl and fish while people watched. The lilac outline of one of our volunteers is also Emily's creation.
Incidentally, I took inspiration for this day from an English artist named Andy Goldsworthy who is world renown as an environmental sculptor, taking bits of nature and making them into fantastic, very beautiful creations. His website is well worth a look.

Until next time, happy creating!

Sometimes You Just Get Lucky

When your co-worker comes bursting through the back door and says "I just saw a fox run across the field.", and you just happen to have your good camera with you... well you run out the door (quietly) and go stalking a fox.

I had not been able to find this one. He ran when I accidentally flushed him from the grass.

If you look closely, you can see what appears to be a Richardson's Ground Squirrel in its mouth.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Rain Barrel Sale - Saturday, June 12

The rain we've been experiencing over the past few weeks has been great for the plants, the lake levels and the creeks. Take advantage of the rainwater and collect it with a rain-barrel. Use less tap water, give your plants untreated (chemical-free) rainwater.

Barrels go on sale Saturday morning, June 12, 2010 at 9:00 a.

$70 each, GST included. Cash and carry. Call the Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 x106 for more information.