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Land Stewardship Centre (on behalf of Nature Alberta) is hiring one (1) Nature Kids Program coordinator who will be responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation of the Nature Kids program, liaising with partners and volunteers and supervising seasonal staff on an as-need basis. Deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.
Download the Nature Kids Program Coordinator job posting and apply today.
Nature Alberta is hiring one (1) Nature Kids Program Assistant to assist with the delivery of Nature Alberta’s Nature Kids program. The Nature Kids Program Assistant will be responsible for helping the Program Coordinator in the day-to-day implementation of various elements of the Nature Kids program. Deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.
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Every year, approximately 350 species of birds migrate thousands of kilometers from Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean to their summer nesting sites in the United States and Canada. International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrates and brings attention to this important and spectacular phenomenon. This year’s theme is “Helping Birds Along the Way.”
This year, Nature Alberta has created a contest to encourage people to experience the migration at events taking place across Alberta.
Pick up your 2017 IMBD Passport at AND have it stamped at one of the following events:
Snow Goose Chase
April 22 & 23, 2017
Location: Tofield/Beaverhill Lake area
Hosted by: Edmonton Nature Club and Town of Tofield
City of Calgary Parks IMBD
May 14, 2017
Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary
Hosted by: City of Calgary Parks
Big Lake Environment Support Society IMBD
May 27, 2017
Location: Lois Hole Centennial Park, St. Albert
Hosted by: Big Lake Environment Support Society
May 27 & 28, 2017
Location: Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation, Slave Lake
Hosted by: Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
Enter to win a fabulous Nature Alberta prize by sending us your:
Here are the ways you can submit your entries:
Your passport must be stamped by event staff using the stamp specified for this contest. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter the contest. Entries (completed passports and stories) must be received by Nature Alberta no later than June 5, 2017 to be eligible.
Nature Alberta is grateful to TD Friends of the Environment, contest sponsors and our participating member clubs for their generous contributions to these events and this initiative.
Nature Alberta appreciates the ongoing commitment of its member clubs to ensuring Alberta’s natural heritage is widely enjoyed, deeply appreciated and thoroughly protected. Supporting the efforts of its member clubs is important to Nature Alberta.
With that, Nature Alberta is pleased to offer its member clubs (both Corporate and Affiliate member clubs) the opportunity to apply for the annual Nature Alberta Club Grant.
Click here to learn more about eligibility, criteria and the application process.
The deadline for applications for the 2016 Nature Alberta Club Grant is June 30, 2017.
The Nature Alberta Awards program began in 1976 with the presentation of the very first Loran Goulden Memorial Award. Since then, with the inclusion of four additional awards, Nature Alberta has recognized and honoured the contributions of nearly 100 noteworthy individuals through its annual Awards program. Each of these awards recognizes individuals for their commitment to the conservation and appreciation of Alberta’s natural heritage and/or their support of Alberta’s nature clubs.
Nominations of eligible individuals are now being accepted for the following Nature Alberta Awards:
To be eligible, a nominee must meet the criteria for the specific awards. You’ll find all of this information on the Nature Alberta Awards page.
There are several ways you can nominate someone for a 2017 Nature Alberta Award. Get all the information you need and the nomination form on the Nature Alberta Awards page.
The deadline to nominate an individual for a Nature Alberta Award is May 30, 2017. Get your nomination in today!
Nature Alberta and Land Stewardship Centre are hiring the following positions:
On behalf of Nature Alberta, Land Stewardship Centre is currently looking to hire one (1) Nature Kids Program Coordinator to lead the delivery of Nature Alberta’s Nature Kids program. The Nature Kids Program Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation of the Nature Kids program, liaising with partners and volunteers and supervising seasonal staff on an as-need basis. Deadline for applications is April 17, 2017.
Download the Nature Kids Program Coordinator job posting and apply today.
Nature Alberta has the opportunity to hire two (2) Shoreline Advisors to assist with the Living by Water (LBW) program delivery through the summer of 2017. Reporting to the LBW Program Coordinator and Executive Director, and working closely with other Nature Alberta staff, the Shoreline Advisors will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the LBW program. The positions are based out of Edmonton, with significant travel required throughout Alberta. Deadline for applications is April 21, 2017.
Download the Shoreline Advisor job posting and apply today.
Nature Alberta has the opportunity to hire one (1) Shoreline Naturalization Technician to assist with the Living by Water (LBW) program delivery. Reporting to the LBW Program Coordinator and Executive Director, and working closely with other Nature Alberta staff, the Shoreline Naturalization Technician will be responsible for the implementation of the Shoreline Naturalization Incentive initiative at Wabamun Lake, implementing a minimum of 35 shoreline naturalization projects. The position is based out of Edmonton, with significant travel required to Lake Wabamun. Deadline for applications is April 21, 2017.
Download the Shoreline Naturalization Technician job posting and apply today.
Nature Alberta received nearly 100 submissions for our fall photo contest. Thank you to everyone who contributed photos. Your pictures were beautiful and diverse representing animals, plants, people, scenery and hidden gems from across our beloved province.
Making the decision wasn’t easy, but our Selection Committee has awarded the grand prize to R. Sarkar’s stunning, photo titled “Columbia Icefields.”
R. Sarkar takes home the grand prize of a Nature Alberta Gift Package (valued at $250).
We’d also like to recognize and congratulate all of our category winners and honorable mentions. Category winners receive a publication of choice from the Nature Alberta store.
The diversity of Alberta’s natural landscapes/scenery including everything from the grasslands and parkland, to the boreal forests, foothills and Rocky Mountains.
The vast range of Alberta’s flora and fauna including Alberta’s mammals, birds, waterfowl, trees, vegetation.
Nature lovers of all ages, as well as Nature Alberta volunteers and club members in action; from simply enjoying the outdoors to helping out at fundraising events, participating in birding activities, nature walks, bird and plant counts, etc.
Urban and rural; share the natural environment that surrounds your home and how you experience nature in your own backyard.
The remote and lesser known places, animals and plants found in Alberta.
Activities that conserve and protect Alberta’s natural heritage, such as tree planting, wetland restoration, lakeshore management, habitat preservation activities and so much more. The Category Winner is S. Weizenbach with “Stephanie and Willow Out at a Ducks Unlimited Property.”
Thank you to everyone who entered and shared your views of nature from across Alberta with us. Also, a big thank you to our contest sponsors TrackN’Trail, The Running Room and The Wildbird General Store who have provided the amazing prizes for our contests so far.
We can’t wait to see the submissions for our winter 2017 photo contest. Don’t forget – the deadline to submit your winter photos is April 1, 2017.
The Hypothermic Half Marathon is an important annual fundraising activity for Nature Alberta. We couldn’t take part in this event with the support of our amazing volunteers who generously donate their time, spirit and enthusiasm.
This year, the Edmonton Hypothermic Half Marathon attracted more volunteers than ever before and saw almost 900 people take part during two days of winter’s unkindest weather. Despite the bone-chilling temperature, spirits remained high. Volunteers hung in there to encourage racers, had fun and saw both races to the finish. We can’t thank everyone enough for your commitment and support.
The proceeds raised at this event, which are generously donated by The Running Room to Nature Alberta, go a long way to support our programs and initiatives. The 2017 event proceeds we receive will support our Nature Kids program, a nature-focused, activity-based program that aims to teach children (ages 4-12) and their families about nature. Learn more about Nature Kids and our other core programs here >>
Check out these photos of the 2017 Edmonton Hypothermic Half Marathon and some of our volunteers in action! Special thanks to Stan Deregowski Photography for sharing some of his photos with us.
Become a Nature Alberta member today to get your copy of the latest issue of Nature Alberta magazine. In this Winter 2017 issue you’ll find interesting articles and get important nature news and information on everything from Alberta’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs), Larch Sanctuary – a spectacular part of Whitemud Creek Ravine, beautiful nature photography and info about white and blue phase birds in the snow geese complex. Learn about bees and flowers in Edmonton, get the latest book review and experience nature first-hand through others’ accounts and interactions.
The Beaverhill Bird Observatory near Tofield, Alberta, is now taking applications for their second Geoff Holroyd Young Ornithologists’ Workshop.
This is a week-long workshop to provide teenagers who are interested in birds with a practical, working knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of birds and their conservation. The workshop will take place Sunday, July 30 to Saturday, August 5, 2017. Up to eight participants, ages 15-18 years, will be selected.
For more information and to download the application form, visit the Beaverhill Bird Observatory website.
The Hypothermic Half Marathon has become an annual fundraising event for Nature Alberta. Twice every February more than 200 racers run 21 km, along the scenic Edmonton River Valley. For each race, at least 50 volunteers are required. These volunteers act as race marshals, ensuring runners are safe, following the route, preventing collisions with local traffic, helping those that may become injured, providing hydration and encouragement for all the runners.
This event is a reminder that we can enjoy the outdoors and be active in Alberta’s most prominent season. Our volunteers make it possible! This year’s races take place on February 12 and 26, 2017.
This is a great way to show your support for Nature Alberta! It’s also a great opportunity to get outside, meet new people, enjoy the thrill of the race and cheer on participants. Our volunteers also enjoy hot chocolate along the route and complimentary brunch at the Highlands Gold Club.
How does this help Nature Alberta?
Proceeds raised at this event are generously donated by The Running Room to Nature Alberta. In 2015, this event raised approximately $6000 to support Nature Alberta’s projects; all of which help to create awareness of the importance of and appreciation for Alberta’s nature and biodiversity.
To volunteer please contact:
Brian Lavers, Volunteer Coordinator
Interested in running the Hypo Half?
Sign up today. Here are the links to the registration pages:
In 1970, six natural history clubs joined together to form the Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Today, this same organization, known as Nature Alberta serves a membership of over 40 clubs and represents thousands of individuals across the province. Every one of these individuals share a passion for natural history.
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