Niagara Parks Partners With Brock University To Deliver Environmental Speaker Series

Series to feature prominent Canadian leaders in environmental stewardship and research with four free virtual events running weekly, beginning October 7

 • Additional details including event schedule and registration are available at : niagaraparks.com/speaker

 NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Niagara Parks and Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre have partnered to deliver an exciting new virtual event series this October, showcasing a diverse collection of renowned environmental leaders.

 The interactive four-part speaker series will run each Wednesday evening in October beginning at 7pm, with full details available at: niagaraparks.com/speaker

The series will kick-off on October 7th with Brian Kon, Chair of the Niagara Region Metis Council and Indigenous Lead for the NCDSB. This opening session will focus on how our changing environment has many people looking to the traditional ways of the indigenous community for guidance on how we can respect and care for mother nature moving forward. 

Event Schedule: 

October 7: Brian Kon, Chair of the Niagara Region Metis Council and Indigenous Lead for the NCDSB, Braiding Sweetgrass.

October 14: Dr. Jessica Blythe, Brock University, Resilience, and Climate Change in the Niagara Region. 

October 21: Elizabeth Hendricks, WWF, Connecting the Land, Water and Climate Impact to the Region 

October 28: Dr. Adam Shoalts, Westaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

Brock University and Niagara Parks are excited to offer this new programming as part of their ongoing collaboration and support of environmental research and stewardship. In recent years this has included the development of Niagara Parks Environmental Stewardship Strategy and Action Plan, in addition to providing Brock faculty and students access to Niagara Parks properties, such as the Niagara Glen, to complete important environmental research initiatives.

(Source: Niagara Parks news release)

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