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Come Walk With us

Author: Gabriela I. Tymowski-Gionet

Posted on Oct 23, 2019

Category: News and Notices

Dr. Sonya Richmond, Ornithologist, and Sean Morton, Writer and Photographer, will present 'Come Walk With Us For Conservation on Canada’s Great Trail:  Connecting to nature through birding' on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the Kinesiology Building, 201.
 
Sonya and Sean are walking 24,000 km across Canada to connect families, youth, and individuals to nature through birding.  Thus far, they have walked across Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia, and well into New Brunswick. They have just completed the Fundy Footpath, and are heading north to Fredericton. Inspired from experiences with family members, friends and colleagues, they are hiking out of a concern that unbalanced online activities are having an adverse influence on the healthy and successful development of youth.
 
Central to their #hike4birds is the belief that youth need to remain engaged with nature and physically active to have healthy and productive futures – personally, socially, and professionally.
 
In this presentation, they will share stories from the trail, and some strategies used to encourage everyone participate in conservation. They will share ways to identify birds, opportunities to become Citizen Scientists, and steps to help birds who range from our own backyards to the Boreal.
 
Come Walk With Us website: https://www.comewalkwithus.online/
 
This event is free and open to all.  It is hosted by UNB Fredericton’s Faculties of Kinesiology and Forestry.

Category: News and Notices

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Contact: Gabriela I. Tymowski-Gionet

Email Address: tymowski@unb.ca