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BC NATURE CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
May 12 to May 15, 20
Hosted by  Comox Valley Nature
“Celebrating Nature for 50 Years and 100 Years of Conservation”

Check out the BC Nature AGM 2016 Button above for Details on Accommodations, Attractions, Biographies and Field Trip Descriptions 

May 6: Field Trips with available spaces will be posted in the font Lobby of the Filberg Centre, and available on a first come, first serve basis. All trips on Thursday and Sunday are full. Some spaces are available on Friday and Saturday trips. Inquire at the Registration Desk in the front Lobby.

Full Conference Program is here BC Nature Conference and AGM 2016 Program May 6

May 6, 2016: Current Status on Field Trips and Workshops 
Sorry, the following Field Trips and Workshops are full:

PROGRAM                                                                               Registration

Thursday, May 12     Registration: 8 am – 12 pm & 3 pm – 6:30 pm
9 am – 12 pm                        Workshops
                                         Child Nature Education  FULL

                                         Birding Workshop FULL
12 pm – 1:30 pm           Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 4 pm                   Workshops
                                         Nature Photography for Beginners  FULL

                                         Comox Valley Rare and Endangered Species FULL
                                         Watershed Restoration   FULL
2 pm – 4 pm                  Executive Meeting, Filberg Centre Rotary Hall
4 pm – 6 pm                  Directors Meeting, Filberg Centre, Rotary Hall
4 pm – 6 pm                  Supper on your own
6 pm – 8 pm                  Wine & Cheese with Cash Bar Filberg Centre

6:30 pm                          Pre-Conference Welcome
7 pm                                Terry Thormin Photography Show
7:15 pm                           Leslie Baird, Mayor of Cumberland
7:30 pm                          Kevin Flesher, Poet Laureate
8 pm                                Dr. Richard Hebda: Climate Change in the Comox Valley
9 pm                                Krista Kaptein (Important Bird Areas)
10 pm                              Hall closes

Friday, May 13           Registration: 8 am – 10 am &  3 pm – 6:30 pm
6 am – 8 am                    Morning Birding Outing  FULL
8 am – 9 am                    Artisan Breakfast at Filberg Centre

9 am                                 Welcome: Andy Everson & Norma Morton
9:30 am – 12:15 pm      Presentations: Two Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am – 10:15 am      Ecological Conservation Economics: N. Dawe
.                                         Tree Diseases:
Dr. D. Morrison

10:15 am – 10:25 am             Coffee
10:25 am – 11:10 am    Tsolum Restoration: Jack Minard

                                         West Coast Mimulus Genetics: Dr J. Friedman
11:20 am – 12:15 pm    Estuary Restoration: J. Sutherst Project Watershed
                                          Wetland Conservation: Dan Buffett
12:15 am – 1:30 pm      Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm         Field Trips (Mitlenatch leaves at 11:20 am
                                    Harold Macy Woodlot 
                                         Estuary Archeology & Restoration FULL
                                         VIU Marine Research Station 
                                         Point Holmes Foreshore   FULL 
                                         Mitlenatch Bird Sanctuary Tour   FULL
                                         Kin Beach Native Plant Botany  FULL
                                         Morrison Creek Headwaters   FULL
                                         Allan Brooks and Mack Laing Tour 
                                        Innisfree Farm Botanical Gardens 
                                         Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society FULL

6 pm – 8 pm                 Cash Bar, Filberg Centre
6:30 pm – 8 pm           CVNS 50th Birthday Dinner
8:15 pm                          Presentation of CV Plant List: Helen Robinson
8:30 pm                         Keynote Speaker Dr. Briony Penn
10 pm                             Hall closes

Saturday, May 14      Registration:  8 am 10 am ; 3 pm – 6:30 pm
6 am – 8 am                    Morning Birding Outing  FULL

8 am – 9 am                    Artisan Breakfast at Filberg Centre
9 am – 12 pm                  BC Nature AGM, Keynote Speaker, Steven Price BSC
12 pm – 1:30 pm            Lunch on your own

1 pm – 3 pm                   BC Nature Foundation AGM, Filberg Craft Room
1:30 pm – 6 pm              Field Trips  (Mitlenatch leaves at 11:45 pm)
                                          Cumberland Community Forest FULL

                                         Estuary Archeology & Restoration  FULL
                                          Vanier Garry Oaks & Towhee  
                                          Mitlenatch Bird Sanctuary Tour  FULL
                                          Tree Island Sand Dunes** FULL 
                                          Morrison Creek Headwaters  FULL
                                          Bear Creek Park Hatchery & Wood Ducks FULL
                                          Innisfree Farm Botanical Gardens 
                                          Kevin Flesher Environmental Poetry Tour 
                                          VIU Marine Research Station 
6 pm – 8 pm                   Cash bar, Filberg Centre
6:30 pm –7:30 pm        AGM Banquet: M/C Loys Maingon
7:30 pm – 8 pm             Awards
8 pm – 9 pm                   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Val Schaefer
9 pm – 10 pm                 Raucous Auction with Loys Maingon
10 pm                              Hall closes

Sunday, May 15
8 am – 1 pm                   Field Trips (Quadra Island leaves at 7:45 am*)

                                         Tree Island Sand Dunes**  FULL 
                                         Quadra Island Museum & BBQ   FULL
                                         Mitlenatch Bird Sanctuary  FULL 
                                         Mount Helliwell & Hornby Island*  FULL
                                         Comox Lake Ecological Reserve  FULL 

Notes:
Th = Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday, Su = Sunday

* Field trips involving BC ferries are time sensitive.
** Not covered by BC Nature insurance; requires CVN waiver

Last update March 27, 2016

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