Biodiversity and Wildlife

Pond Critters and Grassland Bugs

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area Buzz, ribbit, splash! After this critter hunt, you’ll never say “yuck” to bugs again! Program runs rain or shine, please dress for the weather.Date: Saturday, June 23Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.Who: Family Programs (kids 5 yrs and up)Fee: $6.00/adult and $2.00/childAdvanced registration required - call 403-931-2042. Read More

Wildflower Walkabout

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation AreaWondering about wildflowers? Discover the abundance of flowers, plants, and shrubs that bloom at the Cross Conservation Area and throughout the Foothills. Date: Thursday, June 14Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.Who: AdultsFee: $8.00Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) Read More

Spring Programs - Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area
Box 20, Site 23, RR8
Calgary, Alberta, T2J 2T9

Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) for each program, except An Inconvenient Truth (payment will be accepted at the door for this program).

An Inconvenient Truth

Join Kevin Allison of The Climate Project for a live presentation of the slideshow that is changing Canada’s mind about climate change. Read More

Book Tour - Wild Weather: The Truth Behind Global Warming, U of C


Join Dr. Reese Halter, award-winning conservation scientist, best-selling author and professor of Botany at Humboldt State University, as he explores global warming and its affect on our weather. Using vivid examples that highlight the impact of wild weather — 200 heat-wave related deaths in the U.S. (2006), 48.1 billion acres of forest burnt (1998 ­ 2006), $7 billion ice storm clean-up (1998), and 1.3 million homeless after hurricane Katrina (2006) — Dr. Reese brings the issue of global warming to the forefront. Read More

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Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 14, 2007

Internal government documents reveal alien weeds at Canadian Forces Base Suffield threaten to overrun a federally protected wildlife area, and oil and gas activity is to blame for the spread of these invasive species, announced a coalition of environmental groups today. Read More

CPAWS Edmonton Open House


You're Invited to the...CPAWS Edmonton Open House Who: All new and existing volunteers, members, donors, supporters and other interested folks.What: A chance to visit the office, meet the CPAWS staff and board, see how you can get involved or re-involved with CPAWS this fall, have some snacks, and share your winter stories. A great opportunity for new and existing volunteers to sign up for (or learn more about) our available volunteer jobs!When: Wednesday, January 31st 4:00 - 7:00 pm Read More

AWA Open House Talk - Things That Go "Boing!" in the Night: the Ord's Kangaroo Rat


Things That Go "Boing!" in the Night: the Ord's Kangaroo Ratwith Andy TeucherAlberta Wilderness Association Alberta's prairies are not merely the uniform agricultural landscapes that people often think of. Rolling hills, badlands, broad river valleys, and sand dunes are home to many interesting and unique species of plants and animals, including the little known Ord's kangaroo rat. Neither kangaroo nor rat, these endearing rodents are highly specialised desert dwellers, and in Alberta face some unique challenges, of both natural and human causes. Read More


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