Events calendar

Sunday. 06 June, 2021 - Saturday. 12 June, 2021
Week 23
Sunday. 06 June, 2021
8:00 am

Festival of Nature: Birding the Sheldon Point Trail - FULL

Sheldon Point Trail

Enjoy early morning birding along a scenic coastal trail. Sheldon Point offers a variety of mixed habitats that are sure to produce a number of resident and passage migrant species. The trail winds along the Fundy coast for several kilometers, with dirt and gravel underfoot: be prepared for some up- and down-hill climbs. Time permitting we may explore the opposite side of the road, the Irving Nature Park Children’s Forest, and overlooking the Lancaster sewage treatment facility and lake.
Kids welcome!
8:00 am

Festival of Nature: Irishtown Nature Park Canoe and Kayak Outing

Irishtown Nature Park

Join us for paddle around the edges of the lake at beautiful Irishtown Nature Park, the third largest municipal park in Canada. Bring your own watercraft, or reserve a canoe or kayak (first come, first served). We will be exploring several beaver lodges and various grasses and flowers. The birding, both on the water and in the surrounding forest, should be great. The tour will be led by subject matter experts.
Kids welcome!
9:00 am

Festival of Nature: Spring Ephemerals

Discover spring flowers in the forest with Jim Clifford. Participants will travel by car up the South East to enjoy the flora and fauna. Some walking through the forest edges will be required.
Kids welcome!
1:30 pm

Festival of Nature: Voyageur Canoe on the Wolastoq & Nashwaak - FULL

Paddle down the Wolastoq and Nashwaak River via Voyageur Canoe with Second Nature Outdoors. Their experienced guides will point out the amazing gems the river has to offer. There will also be an opportunity to observe birds and plants on the short walk back along the trail to the launch point. This event will be cancelled in case of a thunderstorm.
Kids 8+ welcome!
2:00 pm

Festival of Nature: Backyard Birding in Tide Head

Birds love this yard in Tide Head, especially the rare ones. Experienced birders will be on hand to help with identification. No experience is required, just come and keep your eyes and ears open. Entry will be kept to small groups.
Kids welcome!
3:00 pm

Eco-Poetry Readings

Online/En ligne

As part of our 50 days of actions, we will be hosting an event to feature incredible award-winning canadian poets. Join us for an afternoon of eco-inspired poetry readings with Phil Hall, Selina Boan and Erín Moure, ask questions and perhaps become inspired to write your own eco-poetry! 
Tuesday. 08 June, 2021
12:00 am

World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day takes place annually on June 8th. Celebrate this year with outreach, events, and more!
Wednesday. 09 June, 2021
1:00 pm

Webinar: Tick surveillance goes online: Progress and preliminary results of the eTick program in Canada

Online/En ligne

In this Webinar Series presentation, Dr. Jade Savage will review the creation and deployment of the citizen-science web platform. There will be a demonstration of this online tool’s functionalities, which was created to increase sampling coverage, decrease the pressure on provincial diagnostic laboratories, and return rapid personalized feed-back to citizens concerned with tick bites. In addition, the presentation will share a summary of data collected to date.
3:00 pm

Explore: The Sustainable Blue Economy

Online/En ligne

Youth ages 18-30 are invited to learn about personal goal-setting and mentorship, and discuss career opportunities in the ocean and water sectors in Canada. We’ll also have a youth-facilitated roundtable to feed into Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy.
7:00 pm

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Creating a Wildlife Friendly Back Yard

Online/En ligne

Join Becca Sharp, Nature NB's Conservation Coordinator, to learn about wildlife-friendly gardening practices.

This virtual workshop will help you turn your yard into an attractive habitat for wildlife, including beneficial flowering plants, materials for nests and shelters, water features, bird feeding options, pollinator gardens, and more! You'll also learn about the Nashwaak Watershed Association's "Natural Yard Pledge" and how you can receive your free sign to highlight your environmentally friendly yard care practices.

7:30 pm

Tertulia - Winning the Race to the Bottom: New Brunswick Forestry in Historical Perspective

Online/En ligne

With New Brunswick's Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship set to discuss glyphosate spraying of the forest, record breaking timber prices and a government unwilling to increase Crown timber royalty rates, environmental historians and Bill Parenteau and Mark McLaughlin will share insights of political economy and historical context to discuss how our forest came to be managed the way it has.
Thursday. 10 June, 2021
12:00 pm

How the System Works: Tools for Effective Public Policy Advocacy

Online/En ligne

Join us for How the System Works - an online workshop on the principles, practices, skills and strategies of effective environmental public-policy advocacy in New Brunswick today. It’s intended for both relatively novice policy-advocates and would-be lobbyists as well as advocacy veterans interested in reconsidering approaches that maybe aren’t working.
Saturday. 12 June, 2021
12:00 am

ecoFest - Magnetic Hill Zoo

Zoo de Magnetic Hill Zoo

The Friends of the Zoo are hosting their first ever EcoFest fundraiser on June 12 and 13!? Stop by the zoo to visit the animals and enjoy some eco-friendly themed activities. There will be guest organizations to visit, a scavenger hunt, a make-at-home bookmark craft, and some giveaways too! (while quantities last) Be part of something new at the zoo! ?
9:00 am

Beach Sweep

Shediac Bay Marina

The annual Beach Sweep event, organized by the Shediac Bay Watershed Association in partnership with the Shediac Bay Yacht Club (Marina), will be held on Saturday morning, June 12 from 9:00 to 12:00.
1:00 pm

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Annual General Meeting

Online/En ligne

Each year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) hosts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where members receive a report on our activities and conduct essential business. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting by zoom or conference call. Only members can vote.
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