Messages from Wildsight:
Net-zero Homes with Arthur Lo
Net-zero energy homes are here - and Arthur Lo is coming to Kimberley and Cranbrook for our net-zero speaker series to share his experiences building them. With the pressure on to reduce our carbon emissions, what better time to learn about buildings with zero emissions - buildings that generate all of the energy that they need?
Join us this Friday, Jan 22nd. We have an inspirational session for the general public at 7:30PM in the lecture theatre at College of the Rockies in Cranbrook and a detailed session for professionals from 1-5PM at Kimberley's Centre 64. The professional session is HPO approved as continuing professional development for home builders and has a cost of $25 (you don't have to be a professional to attend). Registration for the professional session is online.
The series continues on Feb 19 with Dave Spencer of EchoHaven in Calgary and Jan Pratschke of Invermere's Collective Carpentry and ends on Mar 4 with Shafraaz Kaba of Manasc Isaac Architects in Edmonton. Read all the details at wildsight.ca/netzero.
Our first year of the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey was a great success with participation from over 50 citizen scientists! Over 14,000 individual birds were counted during the spring migration surveys and over 40,000 individual birds were counted during the fall migration surveys! 43 high school students participated in fall migration surveys and 133 elementary students participated in outdoor birding field trips.
Thank you to all the committed and hard-working volunteers! Read more and find out dates for spring 2016 surveys here. Please contact Rachel Darvill (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to participate.