Ecologist Ryan Durand will be talking about Canada’s remote Arctic ecosystems at an Oct. 23 Wildsight series presenttion.

Creston’s Wildsight kicks off fall presentation series with look at North

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The Creston branch of Wildsight’s fall 2012 series begins a new season of presentations on Oct. 23, with Arctic Ecosystems: An exploration of Wild Places in the Canadian North.

Ecologist Ryan Durand, from the Crescent Valley, has travelled from the treeline of the N.W.T. to the edge of the Arctic Ocean in Nunavut. His presentation examines Canada’s remote arctic ecosystems, from microlichens to herds of migrating caribou, and includes a look at the fascinating processes that have formed the Arctic landscape.

Admission is $6 at the door, and the presentation runs from 7-9 p.m. at Rotacrest Hall.

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The fall series continues on Nov. 6 with Gillian Cooper speaking about Wildsight’s Education in the Wild Program from kindergarten to high school, including ecology field trips and wilderness excursions. Admission is $6 at the door, and the presentation runs from 7-9 p.m. at Rotacrest Hall.

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On Dec. 10, Wildsight will be featuring Creston’s fabulous photographers in Local Colours at the Tivoli Theatre. Join Brent Wellander, Ralph Moore, the Wanderer and Jeff Banman for an enjoyable night in front of the big screen with popcorn. Admission is $10 at the door, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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The tweets are true. Dedicated bird enthusiasts have planned a bird festival for May 10 and 11, 2013. The Creston Valley Bird Fest will operate as a committee through Wildsight. Following an intense schedule of birdwatching with the field experts, keynote speaker Brian Keating will close the festival with an enthusiastic audio/visual presentation entitled “Going High: Two Spirit-lifting Journeys.”

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