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SOOF Soup Sunday

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: Centrelea Community Hall (3495 Highway 201, Centrelea)

Registration Required – email soof@saveouroldforests.ca to register!

Details: Join SOOF on St. Patrick’s Day for a free lunch of soup and bread and a discussion about old forests! This is a free event, but a free will donation to the Hall is appreciated.

What is citizen science? It is basically recording what you see while walking your dog, day-hiking, camping… whatever the activity… and adding to a data base of information that could protect valuable ecosystems. How cool is that!

Nina Newington is our guest speaker at this introduction to citizen science.  Together we’ll learn how important this is for the protection of Nova Scotia’s old, richly biodivers forests.

No experience is required. Only a love of the natural world and a smartphone.

Registration will open Monday April 1, 2024. Registration is required

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute

Happy New Year all! With the new year, we are launching the Ultimate Challenge. We are challenging you to find all 22 species of herptiles in Nova Scotia. This will not be an easy task and for every category you complete, you will earn one of four badges, the Frog Finder, Salamander Scout, Turtle Tracker or Snake Seeker. When you find all 22 species you will earn your fifth and final badge, the Ultimate Herper.
To enter the challenge, you must sign up online (https://forms.office.com/r/FnhAWyAi8j) so that we can track your progress. You can submit sightings through our Herp Atlas website, via email or through iNaturalist, just make sure you join the Nova Scotia Herp Atlas project (https://inaturalist.ca/projects/nova-scotia-herp-atlas). The atlas is a collaborative effort to learn about the abundance and distribution of reptile and amphibian species. You can help by getting outside and uploading all the reptiles and amphibians you see or hear.
Remember to herp responsibly, please follow all public health guidelines and minimize disturbance to wildlife.
For this challenge everyone will start from the beginning and only sightings made after January 1, 2024 will be considered. Are you ready for the Ultimate Challenge?

Presenting “Naturalists as Nature Advocates”
Save the Dates, May 24th-26th, 2024. This year The Celebration of Nature is Back, the Annual Symposium for Naturalists will be taking place entirely in person.

*The full Schedule will be available in early February and Tickets will be available for purchase on March 1st *

Nature Nova Scotia website: https://naturens.ca/