Jensen Keltie, CVN Bursary Recipient, 2018

Jensen Keltie is a graduating grade 12 student from Vanier Secondary School.
The Bursary Committee chose Jensen for her outstanding academic achievement, her active participation in conservation and environmental issues and her contribution to the Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Bowser as a summer student and volunteer for several years. Her involvement at the station in various research projects on marine organisms and aquatic animal husbandry encouraged her to pursue a Bachelor of Science program with a focus on marine biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax this fall. As a marine biologist, Jensen’s goal is to participate in projects that promote awareness and conservation of marine life and support environmental stewardship. We wish Jensen much success in her studies and future endeavours! Congratulations!

 

 

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Upcoming Walk: Sunday, 29th July 2018, Hike to Aston Pond

SUN. July 29, 8:30am: Hike to Aston Pond (near Panther Lake)

A long day hike (14 km round trip)  with biologist Loys Maingon on subalpine pond ecology. Pack a lunch. Meet at Parking area on Strathcona Parkway just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool -a vehicle with good clearance necessary for logging road access. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com. Note : due to uncertainties as to the condition of the trail, participants should carry equipment for an overnight stay.

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday, 28th July 2018, Paradise Meadows – Trees & Lichens

SAT. July 28, 1:00pm : Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows – trees & Lichens

A 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows led by forester Margaret Symon.  Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 1:00 pm. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Sunday, 22nd July 2018, Hike up Mt Becher

SUN. July 22, 9:00am: Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants.

Paleontologist Randal Mindell will use examples from the hike up Mt Becher (11km round trip) to show how land plants evolved.
Meet at the trailhead at the top of Forbidden Plateau Road at 9.00 am. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please.
Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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