SIMRES

18 years and under are free for all events

saturnamarineresearch.ca

SEATALKS | Saturna Environmental Awareness Talks presented by Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society | SIMRES

saturday, april 23

CRETACEOUS PARK & THE GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS
Patrick Johnston Geologist

Join us for a highly informative walk & talk tour of the East Point shoreline. Patrick will be discussing the geological formation of the Southern Gulf Islands and pointing out the ancient clues that geologists study to determine the evolution of our land. Were the Southern Gulf Islands once equatorial pieces of land that drifted north? Find out from Patrick.

Co-sponsored by Saturna Island Parks and Rec.

12:30 pm Meet at SIMRES Research Station, East Point $10

saturday, may 14

OUR HOME & NATIVE PLANT SPECIES
Dr. Kathy Dunster Landscape Architect, Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnical University & Adjunct Professor, UBC

Kathy has been cataloguing the indigenous species on Saturna and other West Coast islands. She will talk about the plants that are native to our Garry Oak ecosystem and how we can help preserve these species.

1:00 pm Saturna Community Hall $10

saturday, june 18

ACTIVE OCEANS:

How the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program is working to reduce the impact of vessel traffic on cetaceans.

Orla Robinson & Krista Trounce ECHO Program

The ECHO Program is a science and management initiative led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, to better understand and mitigate the impact of vessel traffic on at-risk whales. Hear how ECHO is working with SIMRES and other marine organizations to monitor shipping activity and noise levels and what they hope to achieve with their research.

7:00 pm Saturna Community Hall $10

saturday, july 16

INTERTIDAL SAFARI
Roy Mulder/Marine Life Sanctuaries Society Divers & Interpreters

Join us, for our very popular, annual ocean safari where diver collect marine invertebrates and place them into tanks on the beach for up-close observation. See incredible live sea creatures and learn about how they live. In cooperation with Parks Canada Day at East Point.

1:00 - 4:00 pm Shell Beach

saturday, august 13

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS Video Art & Talk
Allison Moore Montreal-based Artist & Group of 30 member
Joan Hoskinson Night Sky Enthusiast

On a night during the Perseid meteor showers, Allison Moore will show her Saturna-inspired video projected onto the Fog Alarm Building. It’s a gorgeous art piece about marine life. Stay after the video to watch for meteors and hear Joan Hoskinson talk about the objects in the sky.

9:00 pm East Point Park $10, dress warm and bring chairs

saturday, august 27

WHALE TALES Dinner & Storytime
Dr. Jim Darling Humpback researcher, North Pacific & Hawaii

Nicole Cann, Sara Given & Lindsay Curtis of Whale Tales invite special guests to talk about experiences with whales. BBQ dinner by Hubertus and evening storytime at Saturna Beach

6:00 pm dinner $40 7:30 pm storytime only $10

sunday, october 9

HOLY MOLI - Albatross & other Ancestors, talk and book signing
Hob Osterlund Founder, Kawaii Albatross Network, writer & photographer

Learn about the amazing courage, miracles and grace of Laysan albatross and the efforts to provide safe nesting habitats for them. Saturna is part of Hob’s West Coast book tour.

1:00 pm Saturna Community Hall $10

saturday, october 29

MOBY DOLL talk and book signing
Mark Leiren-Young Writer and Filmaker, Vancouver

Please join us for a book launch and screening of a film trailer about Moby Doll, the orca caught off Saturna Island who revolutionized our knowledge about orcas. It’s a fascinating story that continues to reverberate more than 50 years since it happened.

1:00 pm Saturna Community Hall $10

saturday, november 26

WINTER MARINE BIRDS IN THE SALISH SEA
Anne Murray Conservationist, Newspaper Columnist, Birder

Anne was recently awarded Nature Canada’s highest award for her conservation work as a writer and volunteer. Anne will prep us for the Christmas Bird Count and talk about changes in bird populations and habits in our region. Anne lives in Tsawwassen and Saturna.

10:00 am location to be announced $10

saturday, december 17

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Citizen science at it’s finest — participate in the annual Audubon Southern Gulf Islands count. After the count, share appetizers and bird stories at The Pub.