Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation

Beaverhill Observatory

The Beaverhill Bird Observatory’s Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ Workshop is a week-long workshop to provide teenagers interested in birds with a practical, working knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of birds and their conservation. The Workshop will run from Sunday, August 5th to Saturday, August 11th, 2018. Up to 10 participants, aged 15-18 years old, will be selected.  They will be provided with the opportunity to learn bird banding and identification skills from experienced ornithologists at our field research station east of Tofield, Alberta.  While applicants do not have to be top-notch birders, they have to share a keen interest in birds and conservation.  The BBO will cover all direct costs of the workshop including food, travel for field trips, and professional instruction, but recipients are responsible for their transportation to and from the banding station, tents and sleeping bags. Tents are available for loan if applicants cannot bring their own.

Science Outreach – Athabasca                                                                                

Upcoming Science Outreach Events

  •  May 1 to October 26, 2018 – Tree-scapes Photography Exhibit at Athabasca University. This is a self-guided tour.  Photographs will be on display at Athabasca University Main Building between the Library and Science Lab. Contact Robert Holmberg at 780-675-6596 or robert@athabascau for more details.
  • September 15 – National Star Party at Athabasca University and AUGO with Dr. Martin Connors.  Save the date and watch the website for more details!
  • September 26, 2018 – The Role of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease with Dr. Shauna Zenteno, Associate Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free event! Door prizes!
  • October 24, 2018 – Water for Wetlands and Streams: Introducing the Stony Mountain Headwater Catchment Observatory with Scott Ketcheson, Associate Professor/Canadian Research Council in Environmental Sustainability at 7 PM in Athabasca University Governing Council Chambers. Free event! Door prizes!