CPAWS & NSERC SCIENCE ODYSSEY PRESENT:
CELEBRATING LOCAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING SPEAKER SERIES SHOWCASING LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Speakers from across Southern Alberta including Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge are joining us to talk about the work happening in their area and how you can get involved. But you don’t have to live in those areas to celebrate these amazing initiatives. Sign up for one, two, or all three today!
Keep reading for more information on the speakers.
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This event is part of NSERC Science Odyssey – Canada’s biggest festival of science and technology with over 1000 activities for explorers of all ages! For more information on Science Odyssey and a list of all the activities and events being held, head over to their website.
Calgary Event Speakers:
Catherine Normandeau, Calgary Climate Hub
Catherine has been involved with the Calgary Climate Hub since December 2020. She volunteers as a grant writer and chairs the Calgary Climate Hub Book Club. In her day job, Catherine has a PhD in Neuroscience and works in research project management. She is an avid lover of the outdoors, and strongly believes every action counts when it comes to combating the climate crisis.
Jill Curley (she/her), P.Biol. City of Calgary
Jill is a Climate Adaptation Specialist with the City of Calgary, where she is focused on improving the City’s resilience to climate change. Her background is in environmental science and land use planning with experience in environmental assessment and stormwater management. Her program area works to build a better understanding of regionally specific climate risk and implement risk reduction measures, including nature-based solutions, to improve Calgary’s climate resilience.
Tim Patterson, Zucmin Guiding
Tim Patterson is from the Lower Nicola Indian Band that’s part of the Nłeʔkepmxc Nation, an Interor Salish group in Southwestern British Columbia. He is a professionally certified Hiking Guide, with more than 25 years of experience in the mountains of Western Canada and the United States.
Melanie Hoffman, Drawdown Alberta
Dr. Hoffman comes to nature-based climate solutions from a materials chemistry background. She has always been fascinated with nature and the amazing processes that make up our universe. This curiosity, understanding, and passion for systems thinking led her to climate solutions education, for which she has directed projects with the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science in partnership with provincial to international climate leaders, producing free interactive engagement tools such as Our Future Edmonton, Climate Solutions (Design Our Climate), and a youth-adult climate conversation, with talented Edmonton undergraduate students. Through this work, she became a trained Climate Reality Leader and is proud to now serve as Lead Mentor for Alberta. She is developing an inclusive grassroots movement around the full mosaic of solutions researched by Project Drawdown – join Drawdown Alberta today!
Sheri Tarrington, CPAWS Southern Alberta
For the past two decades, environmental education and conservation communications positions with Parks Canada and CPAWS has reinforced Sheri’s belief that all humans are better humans when they learn, explore and play outdoors. Possessing an honour’s degree in Canadian Studies from the University of Guelph, she is an accredited Professional Interpretive and Hiking Guide renowned for her infectious enthusiasm and wide-eyed love of nature.
Register via the CPAWS website here.
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