Thurs.June 8th. Annual General Meeting-Precedes Regular Meeting 9:45am
Thurs. June 8th. - Chris Earley - "A Naturlist's Journey"
Come and explore the natural world through the eyes of a nature geek. My career as an interpretive biologist has allowed me to visit many of our planet's different ecosystems to watch a wide variety of wildlife species. Whether is scaled, feathered or furred, I want to watch it and I think you will, too. Bio
I grew up in Strathroy, Ontario and was always known as that nature kid. Every small town seems to have one.
I am now The Arboretum's Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator. Helping visitors understand The Arboretum is my goal.
I am a leader for Quest Nature Tours, a Canadian tour company that takes people all over the planet to discover nature. I have led tours to the Canadian Arctic, Greenland and southern Ontario as well as 9 safari tours to Kenya and Tanzania. I have also led two tours of the Galapagos Islands, a Royal Ontario Museum tour to South Africa and a tour to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls. My last tour was to Sri Lanka and my next ones are to The Gamiba in February, 2017 and a University of Guelph alumni tour to Namibia in October 2017. I am also a consultant for Chirp and ChickaDEE magazines.
My other naturalist pursuits include sketching, wildlife watching and cottaging. I also play basketball and soccer regularly. I'm also good at making a fool of myself by making bird calls. Watch me compete in the U of Guelph's 2010 College Idolcompetition to raise money for the United Way.
Thurs. June 22nd. - Gary Draper - "The Joy of Text "
I’ll plan to speak on “The Joy of Text,” which will touch on a few of the pleasures of reading, as I see them.
Gary Draper has been a book editor and reviewer, a librarian, and a university professor of English (University of Waterloo). Now retired, Gary continues to read, research and write. He has taught a number of third age learning courses 9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Future general meetings for July 2017 are on Thurs. July 6th., Thurs. July 20th.
Activities & Events
Thursday June 1st.,June 15th. and June 29th. - Coffee Club - 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee / Breakfast at the Boathouse or the AirPark Café on 50 Skyway Drive at the Guelph Airport Contact Gary Luck, 519-836-2794, GL1742@hotmail.com
Next Event: Annual General Meeting June 8th. 9:45 am