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New Directions in Environmental Education & Communication

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Royal Roads University Workshop leader: Dr. Richard Kool, Associate ProfessorEnvironmental Education & Communication Program Dr. Kool will lead presentations on a set of three themes:

  • "Nature Deficit Disorder": what do we know about how children connect with nature and what we can do to encourage that connection.
  • Hope and despair in environmental education and communication: the psychological impact of the language that we use.
  • Changing Behaviours: the use of persuasive communication and the power of social norms.
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CPAWS' Wild Gala

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society presents The Wild Gala 9th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser for Wilderness! Saturday, October 20th, 2007 Palomino Room, Roundup Centre, Stampede ParkCalgary, AB 7pm – Midnight Read more »

Boreal Market News Volume 5; Issue 8

August 23, 2007 Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

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1. Activists & Student Leaders Challenge Sears/Lands' End to Clean Up Catalog Production or Face Nationwide Protests

Sears/Lands’ End, with catalog offerings including Sears, Land’s End and the recently acquired K-Mart, ranks among the top catalog producers in North America. Their estimated 420 million catalogs produced annually currently contain almost no recycled content and are made from trees sourced from endangered regions in the Boreal Forests of Canada including West Fraser Hinton. The activists, who came together last weekend near Chicago for a summit coordinated by ForestEthics, have vowed to launch a nationwide campaign within 30 days if Sears/Lands End doesn’t adopt responsible paper standards. Read more »

Posted August 27, 2007 by Anonymous

9th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 9th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest. The deadline is just over 1 month away, so get snapping today! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read more »

New Website Uncovers Alberta's 'Dirty Secrets'

Albertans worried about how their public resources and lands are being managed now have a way to document their concerns. The Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Northern Alberta have been made aware of a new website that offers to post information on the destructive practices of industry in Alberta. The site is called Alberta's Dirty Secrets (http://www.albertasdirtysecret.com/) and serves as a moderated open forum for the posting of information and personal stories documenting the impacts of forestry and oil and gas activities, on the landscapes of Alberta. There are already some secrets posted — check it out. Read more »

Posted July 23, 2007 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Releases Documentary Video on Banff's Highway Wildlife Crossings

CPAWS Calgary/Banff

July 9, 2007, Calgary - The Calgary/Banff Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce the release of the documentary video Shooting the Gap: Wildlife and the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. It is an examination of Banff's experiment in reducing wildlife mortality and enhancing connectivity for wildlife across the Trans-Canada Highway through fencing the highway from adjacent habitat, and providing a series of overpasses and underpasses across the highway. Read more »

Posted July 9, 2007 by russ

Evening walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park

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Get outside and join CPAWS and the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society for a guided walk through the Park. Dynamic presenters will provide information about flora and fauna in the area. Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting and become CPAWS members. When: Monday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (approximately)Where: Fish Creek Provincial Park – west entrance (Shannon Terrace) Cost: Free Read more »

CPAWS Summer Activity Night: Finding Our Way

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights.7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.Cost: FREE Read more »

CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights - July 18 & August 15.

7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.

Cost: FREE Read more »

Posted June 26, 2007 by Anonymous

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