The Kananaskis Speaker and Discovery Series in partnership with Alberta Parks and in collaboration with the University of Calgary Palliser Club offers a variety of presentation topics and discovery events at the University of Calgary or at the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Discovery Centre.
** This series is currently postponed due to COVID **
University of Calgary – at 7:00pm, Science Theatres – ST 135 (Map)
HA LING TRAIL REFURBISHMENT – February 11th
with Matt Hadley, Trails Technologist at McElhanney Ltd. & Lindsay Collins, Project Manager-Alberta Environment & Parks
Join Lindsay Collins and Matt Hadley for an overview on the planning, design, and building of the refurbished Ha Ling Trail. The presentation will highlight the planning and design process and how innovative design and construction techniques were employed to create an engaging, artistic, and robust trail to fit into the mountain environment.
FROM KANANASKIS TO THE OLYMPICS: A NORDIC ATHLETE’S JOURNEY – February 26th
with Heidi Widmer, 2014 Canadian Olympic Cross Country Ski Team Athlete
Join us for an inside look at an athlete’s road to the Olympics with one of Canada’s elite cross country skiers, as well as some of the history of the Canmore Nordic Centre and Kananaskis Country’s Haig Glacier camp and their significance to nordic athletes.
WHAT BEARS TEACH US – March 24th
with Sarah Elmeligi, independent bear biologist & featuring the photography of John Marriott
Canmore-based bear biologist Sarah Elmeligi will be sharing a preview of the upcoming book What Bears Teach Us. Learn all about Sarah’s experiences researching Ursus throughout Western Canada, captured through the lens of renowned wildlife photographer John Marriott.
Peter Lougheed Discovery Centre – at 1:00pm, meet in the Discovery Centre (Directions)
THE SCIENCE OF SNOW – Saturday, January 25
Join BRIANA VAN DEN BUSSCHE, from the University of Calgary Barrier Field Station, while we explore WINTER ECOLOGY and THE SCIENCE OF SNOW! Discover how animals adapt to the cold, try out the equipment firsthand and borrow snowshoes and explore. Dress warmly and prepare to be outside.
**No sign up required, all events free with $5 suggested donation**