May
22
Tue
NatureCity Family Storytime @ Frances Morrison Central Library Tickets
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
NatureCity Family Storytime @ Frances Morrison Central Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Nature City themed Family Storytimes.

Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes round out this program for preschoolers, their families and friends. Each week is a new adventure.

Mendel Riverbank Bird Walk @ Mendel Riverbank Tickets
May 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Mendel Riverbank Bird Walk @ Mendel Riverbank | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

We will look for water birds on the river and songbirds in the bushes on shore. Bring your lunch. You will have a chance to explore the habitat that could be flooded by the proposed hydro-electric project at the weir.
Meet at Prairie Lily boat dock below Mendel gallery.
Leader: Michael Williams
Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 100

Reclaim Our Prairie! @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch Tickets
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Reclaim Our Prairie! @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Caring For Our Watersheds, in partnership with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch would like to provide the community again this year a chance to understand what Saskatchewan really looks like, by learning about our native prairie and the plants within it. Our goal is that through an educational workshop, and a native prairie planting, participants will come away with a broader understanding of Saskatoon’s natural prairie.

The event will consist of two sections, the first being a presentation on our native prairie ecosystem, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to plant native prairie seeds and seedlings. The event will conclude with a question and discussion period.

Bison in Agriculture @ Alice Turner Branch Library auditorium Tickets
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Slide show presentation of bison in agriculture and industry and private ranchers involvement with conservation of animals and habitat.

Lakewood Park Pop-up Naturalist @ Lakewood Park Tickets
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lakewood Park Pop-up Naturalist @ Lakewood Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Take a walk on the Lakewood park trails and meet some Saskatoon Nature Society naturalists who will show you some cool birds!
See Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 84

Pop-up Clothing Swap @ YWCA Gymnasium Tickets
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pop-up Clothing Swap @ YWCA Gymnasium | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

In partnership with the Nature City Festival, Do Sask is thrilled to invite you to clean out your closet for a the second annual Pop-up Clothing Swap in support of the YWCA.
About 85% of our clothing eventually ends up in a landfill. Swapping instead of buying new is a fun way to honor the environment. Get wardrobe hack advice from local stylists to show you how to reuse your clothes in multiple ways.

Nature photography with smartphones @ Heritage and Lakewood Parks Tickets
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nature photography with smartphones @ Heritage and Lakewood Parks

Photographer Branimir Gjetvaj will lead a guided nature photo walk. Learn how to use your smartphone to capture beautiful nature and landscape images you will be proud to share with your friends and family. We will meet at the north end of the gravel parking on the east side of the Lakewood Civic Centre buildings off Heritage Crescent (https://goo.gl/maps/dVeaWAQ3qd62) to explore and photograph in Heritage and Lakewood Parks. The two adjacent naturalized parks contain aspen woodlots, open grassy area, ponds and wetlands rich in native species of trees, shrubs, flowers and all kinds of wildlife.

What to bring: any type of a cell phone with a built-in camera, a snack, drinking water, insect repellent and a wind-proof jacket. We will be walking on uneven terrain; please bring shoes with adequate ankle support, and you do not mind if they get slightly muddy (the best pictures are found off the beaten path). Event will be cancelled in case of heavy rain. There is no cost to participate.

May
23
Wed
NatureCity Baby & Toddlers Together @ Mayfair Branch Library Tickets
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
NatureCity Baby & Toddlers Together @ Mayfair Branch Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Join us for songs and rhymes for babies and toddlers. We’ll work on early literacy and listening skills.

MVA Trail Pop-Up Naturalist Event @ Riverbank Near the U of S Lutheran Seminary Tickets
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MVA Trail Pop-Up Naturalist Event @ Riverbank Near the U of S Lutheran Seminary | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Walk the MVA trail and meet the Saskatoon Nature Society’s Pop-Up Naturalists on the riverbank behind the Lutheran Seminary on the U of S campus. Take a look through spotting scopes at the families of Canada Geese plus other waterfowl on the river.

Event cancelled if there is heavy rain.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Park at the meters in the parking lot north of the Diefenbaker Centre on campus and walk north along the trail.

 

What can I bring into the event?

Suitable clothes for the weather.

Free Wetland Field trips at Chappell Marsh @ Chappell Marsh Conservation Area Tickets
May 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Free Wetland Field trips at Chappell Marsh @ Chappell Marsh Conservation Area | Saskatchewan | Canada

Join in the fun of this half-day session of experiential learning. You are invited to join a group of middle-grade students and experienced interpreters to explore this conservation area. This event is open to the general public. Families are welcome.

Dress appropriately for the weather, which means: long pants tucked in to socks, shoes that can get wet or rubber boots, long sleeved shirts, hat, sunscreen. You may wish to bring a snack and water bottle with them. A portable toilet will be available on site.

SOS Elms’ Walking Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery @ Woodlawn Cemetary - see directions in event description Tickets
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SOS Elms’ Walking Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery @ Woodlawn Cemetary - see directions in event description

Join a group of tree enthusiasts on a unique walking tour of this beautiful historic cemetery. It is an important part of our urban forest, integral to the connections of our city’s ecosystem. Our guide will be Chris Zerebeski who is one of the main horticulturists at Woodlawn. He will demonstrate and talk about ecological diversity, history, management challenges, and recent horticultural improvements at Woodlawn. Specific topics will include the pitfalls of mono-culture planting, establishment and care of new trees, tree pests, flowerbeds, shrub and hedge designs, birds and other wild inhabitants, historical aspects such as Memorial Avenue. And much more!

Directions:
Woodlawn Cemetery is located Northwest of Warman Road and 33 St. E. Enter the 33rd St. Gate to Memorial Avenue, look for the Woodlawn Office sign on the Right and proceed to the office and parking lot.

NatureTalks: Keeping Saskatoon Wild @ Underground Cafe Tickets
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NatureTalks: Keeping Saskatoon Wild @ Underground Cafe | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Saskatoon is surrounded by stunning natural spaces but can we guarantee it will always be there? Come hear from local conservation experts about what is being done to protect Saskatoon’s wild spaces. Using local examples, the speakers will guide us through the ins and outs of conserving nature, from deciding which natural areas to protect, to implementing actions, to involving YOU! Featuring Matthew Braun from the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Eryn Tomlinson Meewasin Valley Authority.

 

Plant the Saskatoon Seed Library’s future seed garden! @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch Tickets
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Plant the Saskatoon Seed Library's future seed garden! @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Planting seeds, nurturing plants, eating fresh, and saving seeds to share, connects us to Nature’s miraculous generosity. Drop in to help plant the Saskatoon Seed Library’s Garden Patch heirloom seed garden. Learn how to give seeds and seedlings a good start. Or if you’re an experienced gardener, come enrich the Garden Patch’s oasis downtown, and share tips with others. The seeds we plant will grow more, and be shared with community. Thanks!

Wildflower Identification Workshop: Violets, Lilies, Irises and Orchids @ Meewasin Valley Authority Tickets
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Wildflower Identification Workshop: Violets, Lilies, Irises and Orchids @ Meewasin Valley Authority | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Wildflower Identification Workshop: Violets, Lilies, Irises and Orchids
Description: ‎Learn about the native violets, lilies, and irises; key identification features, habitat requirements and where to find them in the Saskatoon Region.
Leaders: Renny Grilz and Sara Bryson
Location: ‎Meewasin Valley Authority. 402 3rd Ave South

Registration Fee: $20 (Single); $30 (Family) includes 2018 membership in Saskatoon Nature Society

Email: trips@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca

May
24
Thu
4 Elements @ Churchill Park Tickets
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
4 Elements @ Churchill Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Alerces children will present experiences related with the four natural elements, earth, wind, fire and water at the forest located at Churchill Park.

NatureCity Family Storytime @ Frances Morrison Central Library Tickets
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
NatureCity Family Storytime @ Frances Morrison Central Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes round out this program for preschoolers, their families and friends. Each week is a new adventure.

NatureCity Family Storytime @ Cliff Wright Branch Library Tickets
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
NatureCity Family Storytime @ Cliff Wright Branch Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes round out this program for preschoolers, their families and friends. Each week is a new adventure.

Grow where you’ve never grown before – the askiy project @ The Askiy Project Tickets
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Grow where you've never grown before - the askiy project @ The Askiy Project | Spruce Home | Saskatchewan | Canada

ᑭᐢᒋᑳᓂᐢ kiscikânis is a Cree word meaning “garden” and is the main growing site for the askiy project (an initiative of CHEP Good Food Inc.)

The askîy project is an urban agriculture internship that engages both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to learn together about growing, harvesting, and selling food through an innovative model. The main internship garden, kiscikânis, has been relocated this year to 1202 19th Street W. It is considered a “brownfield” site, which means it is a former industrial site that may have soil contamination. Because of this, kiscikânis uses over 300 repurposed blue food-grade plastic containers for planting. The site grows a variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs each year as well as hosts educational workshops, demonstrations, cultural events, and tours for groups.The askîy project demonstrates how growing food can be possible anywhere in city limits with a little creative thinking and innovation.

Join us for a tour of our site, meet our team of super gardeners, and get your hands dirty to help us get growing in our new space. Bring a lunch, and enjoy a picnic at our site or venture to the nearby Optimist Park for your lunch!

*Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. We recommend that everyone brings a water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, and a sunhat. We can supply gardening gloves, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Watersheds and You @ River Landing Spray Park Tickets
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Watersheds and You @ River Landing Spray Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Come join the Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin and the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards at the River Landing Spray Park. Come learn about our beautiful watershed! What is a watershed and how we care for it!

All about honey bees, urban beekeeping and pollination @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch Tickets
May 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
All about honey bees, urban beekeeping and pollination @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Come to the Garden Patch and learn about honey bees, urban beekeeping and pollination. Take a peek at honey bees hard at work in the display hive. We will talk about other pollinators at the garden patch and how we can help pollinators in our own yard. Join Jeff Boone, an urban beekeeper and entomologist, to talk about bees and other important pollinators in our city.

An Intro to Canoeing @ Erindale Lake Tickets
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Intro to Canoeing @ Erindale Lake

Learn about the basics of canoes and safety equipment! This event is for people who want to try canoeing for an evening. It is a come-and-go workshop, and people can idle as long as they like. Any age welcome, but children must be 16 to canoe without an adult. Canoes, Paddles, and PFDs will be provided for free

The Story of Soil: how soil biology supports life on Earth @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch Tickets
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Story of Soil: how soil biology supports life on Earth @ Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Have you ever wondered what’s going on under the surface of the soil? There’s a whole world of creatures living just beneath our feet – and we couldn’t get by without them. From the tiny bacteria to the mighty earthworm, every soil creature has an important role to play.

Join the Saskatoon Compost Coaches at the Garden Patch to learn more about this incredible part of nature and how we can support it. We will learn all about soil biology and how to build healthy soil using compost and other organic techniques. The night will include some hands-on practice, so bring your sunhat and gardening gloves!

NatureCity Sleepy Time Stories @ J.S. Wood Branch Library Tickets
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
NatureCity Sleepy Time Stories @ J.S. Wood Branch Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

This program provides an early evening out for families. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes as we get ready to say goodnight.

Survive Outside: Trip Plan, Train and Take the Essentials @ Cabela's Saskatoon Tickets
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Survive Outside: Trip Plan, Train and Take the Essentials @ Cabela's Saskatoon | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Statistics show that each year across Canada there are approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travelers and boaters.

Survive Outside encourages you to have fun and play, but always be informed and prepared before you set out. Time spent gaining this extra knowledge and skills can help reverse the Search and Rescue incident trend.

Three steps to safety outside … by following three easy steps outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress.

Acres to Ales @ 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Tickets
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Acres to Ales @ 9 Mile Legacy Brewing

Thursday May 24th at 7:30 pm, 9 Mile Legacy Brewing will announce their newest brew made with local Saskatchewan ingredients. This farm to table beer pays tribute to Nature City’s Festival’s theme; “all things are linked together”.
There will be a talk and discussion panel highlighting the connect between Saskatchewan farmers, maltsters and our beer. The panel of speakers will be comprised of 9 Mile’s head brewer: Garret Pederson and his farming friends that supply Saskatchewan grown malted barley.
This is a one of a kind event that is meant to educate and celebrate the connections among us, while enjoying a glass of 9 Mile Legacy’s newest beer.

The Fabulist at the River Landing @ River Landing Amphitheatre Tickets
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:05 pm
The Fabulist at the River Landing @ River Landing Amphitheatre | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

The Fabulist is a storyteller inspired by the work of Aesop’s fables. To tell each story, music is played and songs are sung, but not in any ordinary way; The Fabulist embodies each character as he moves behind the faces of the characters in each story, including, a fox, a bat, a weasel, a dolphin, and many more! Whether you like to learn about an old story, see something new and creative, or hear a playful kind of music, this event has you covered.

May
25
Fri
Path to Wild Food for Schools (EVENT FULL) @ Wanuskewin Heritage Park Tickets
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Path to Wild Food for Schools (EVENT FULL) @ Wanuskewin Heritage Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

This is an event has been fully booked. This walk is designed for school groups. It follow the paths of Wanuskewin to promote respect for the natural world and for the cultures that effectively use it. The talk along with the walk will be about natural foods, including taking best advantage of “nature’s pharmacy” to learn to maintain yourself with the natural plants all around you, with an emphasis on:

– Rekindling an interest in wild foods with an appreciation of the adventure and flavors to be found along the way.
– Examining respect for nature and finding ways to feed ourselves without the supermarket.
– An exploration of various plant types from trees and shrubs to herbs and wetland plants.
– Describing a variety of parkland and prairie plants along with potential uses and recipes.

Into the Aspen Grove @ Children's Discovery Museum Tickets
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Into the Aspen Grove @ Children's Discovery Museum | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Gather at the Children’s Discovery Museum in the Market Mall and join us for a short walk to an aspen grove in Harold Tatler Park North. The program will involve a hike into the park where we will hear a story, learn the names of the plants and trees growing there and enjoy a scavenger hunt or two.

NatureCity Family Storytime @ Alice Turner Branch Library Tickets
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
NatureCity Family Storytime @ Alice Turner Branch Library | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes round out this program for preschoolers, their families and friends. Each week is a new adventure.

Path to Wild Food @ Wanuskewin Heritage Park Tickets
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Path to Wild Food @ Wanuskewin Heritage Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

This walk on the paths of Wanuskewin will promote respect for the natural world and for the cultures that effectively use it. The talk along with the walk will be about natural foods, including taking best advantage of “nature’s pharmacy” to learn to maintain yourself with the natural plants all around you, with an emphasis on:

– Rekindling an interest in wild foods with an appreciation of the adventure and flavors to be found along the way.
– Examining respect for nature and finding ways to feed ourselves without the supermarket.
– An exploration of various plant types from trees and shrubs to herbs and wetland plants.
– Describing a variety of parkland and prairie plants along with potential uses and recipes.

Tuwanassina – “The place we belong” @ Gabriel Dumont Park Tickets
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuwanassina - "The place we belong" @ Gabriel Dumont Park | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Imagine a classroom without any walls, desks, or chairs. Instead replace it with leaves, tree stumps and rocks. This is Forest and Nature School, where children have the freedom to explore “the place we belong”. In this small sample “pop up playground”, children will explore the elements of earth, wind, fire, water and discover how we are all connected through the mastery of these elements. Or just come hang out and enjoy nature in the park, rain or shine!

Tour of Hyde Park & Wetland @ Hyde Park Tickets
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Tour Hyde Park and:
• look at the special natural features of the park, how the park was developed and how it is managed;
• highlight the guiding principles of the City’s Green Infrastructure Strategy; and
• talk about some of the Green Infrastructure Strategy key findings as they relate to the park;

Meeting Place: Hyde Park – at the Slimmon Road parking lot near the Shoppers Drug Mart.
Tour route will be on the accessible crusher dust pathway.

Nature Needs Half @ Aden Bowman Castle Theatre Tickets
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nature Needs Half @ Aden Bowman Castle Theatre | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Harvey Locke is one of Canada’s and the world’s most respected voices for the protection of wildness. And he is coming to Saskatoon, as chair of the Nature Needs Half movement, to deliver an urgent message.

The Nature Needs Half movement begins with the recognition that nature needs sufficient space to function properly for the benefit of all life on our planet. In most ecosystems, science demonstrates that at least half of the region must be protected to ensure the Earth’s resilience in the face of environmental change. We only have to look around us or listen to the news to know that conservation efforts to date have not been sufficient to sustain life on Earth.

What does the knowledge mean for those of us who live along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River? How do we transform the bold vision of Nature Needs Half into an achievable strategy?

Harvey Locke will be addressing these questions at a public event at the Castle Theatre in Aden Bowman Collegiate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evening of May 25. We hope that you will be able to join us.

May
26
Sat
Spring Bird Count Tickets
May 26 all-day
Spring Bird Count

Participants are needed to help us survey the bird populations in the city and surrounding natural regions during the peak of spring migration. Novices are welcome and will be assigned to an experienced group leader. Starting and end times are flexible.

To register, phone Stan Shadick at 306-652-5975 by May 23 or email trips@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca to be assigned to a group. Please indicate what portion of the day you are available to participate.

Labour and Learn @ Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo Tickets
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Labour and Learn @ Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

The Saskatchewan Perennial Society maintains two gardens at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. The Robin Smith Meditation Garden and the Heritage Rose Garden. Throughout the summer months we have work bees every three weeks to clean up, weed, transplant perennials, dead head and prune. These work bees are open to the public and everyone is welcome. If you have your favourite garden tools please bring them along. Bug spray may also sometimes come in handy.

Stick and Stone: Friends Forever @ Holy Family School Tickets
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stick and Stone: Friends Forever @ Holy Family School | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

The intersection of math, literacy and nature. Presented by Dr. Diane Kashin. Lunch and snacks included.

Hyde Park Naturalized Area Shoreline Cleanup @ Hyde Park Tickets
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us to help keep this beautiful naturalized park clean!
There will be a brief presentation by a Wetland Professional Scientist/Wildlife Biologist followed by a clean-up of Hyde Park.

Meeting Place: Hyde Park – on the paved pathway at the Hyde Park entrance near the Shoppers Drug Mart

Misaskwatomina @ South Parking Lot of Riverside Pool Tickets
May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Misaskwatomina @ South Parking Lot of Riverside Pool

Learn how to plant and care for misaskwatomina (saskatoon berry shrubs). Receive a free misaskwatomina to plant in your own yard. Lunch will be provided. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Help in planting of approximately 200 misaskwatomina along the river in Victoria Park.

Reclaim our Prairie @ St. Joseph High School Grassland Demonstration Site Tickets
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Reclaim our Prairie @  St. Joseph High School Grassland Demonstration Site | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

The St. Joseph Grassland Demonstration Site is home to unique native prairie plants and species, right on the doorstep of Northeast Saskatoon neighbourhoods. Enjoy a guided tour of the space, learning about local native prairie plants and the history of the Grassland Demonstration Site.

This presentation is offered in conjunction with St. Joseph High School and Reclaim Our Prairie, a Caring For Our Watersheds project. Caring For Our Watersheds seeks to engage students and youth in environmental activism.

If you are interested in attending, please notify us at ecojusticeprogram@outlook.com, for the purpose of determining participant numbers. Please meet at the front doors of St. Joseph High School. We hope to see you there!

Bike the Moveable Feast @ Gabriel Dumont Statue at the base of the Broadway Bridge Tickets
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bike the Moveable Feast @ Gabriel Dumont Statue at the base of the Broadway Bridge

As part of the Nature City Festival you are welcome to join Bike the Moveable Feast.
This is a unique opportunity to experience food in unexpected locations, cycle about
4 km in the city and experience the theme “We are all Linked.”
The route will cover about 4km and will involve riding up the University bridge and
down the Broadway bridge. Event starts at Gabriel Dumont statute at the base of the Broadway bridge.

Gluten free and vegetarian
Food catered by Chef Jenni and Freshdish
Rain or shine.
Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred.
Bring a good bike lock.

 

Permaculture: all things connected @ Amigos Cantina Tickets
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Permaculture: all things connected @ Amigos Cantina | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

An educational talk on permaculture in a laid back setting with drinks and appys available.

May
27
Sun
Spring Wildflower Walk @ Cranberry Flats Conservation Area Tickets
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Spring Wildflower Walk @ Cranberry Flats Conservation Area | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Take a walk on the wild side and discover nearby nature! We will be hosting a spring wildflower walk at Cranberry Flats. The event is for all ages and experience levels. Cranberry Flats is located just outside the City of Saskatoon and is a scenic area with large sandy beaches and a wheelchair accessible trail leading to a valley lookout. This is a popular spot for families. Dogs are allowed but must be on leash. We will see many early season wildflowers like purple Crocuses and Violets, pink Avens, yellow Golden Bean, white Phlox and the electric blue Beardtongues. Bird life will also be very active. The event will proceed rain or shine. Please dress appropriately, including sturdy walking shoes and a hat. Meet at the Cranberry Flats parking lot. For directions to the parking lot, go to: https://meewasin.com/visitors/cranberry-flats-conservation-area

Forestry Farm House Interpretive Center Opening @ Forestry Farm House Tickets
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Forestry Farm House Interpretive Center Opening @ Forestry Farm House | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Please join the Friends of the Forestry Farm House in celebration as they showcase their new interpretive displays. Sara Williams, well-known horticulturist, will be signing her book, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: a photographic history. Refreshments will be served and there will be walking tours of the site at 2:00 pm.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information, please call Peggy at 306-652-9801

Chief Whitecap Waterway Voyageur Trek @ Location provided at registration Tickets
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chief Whitecap Waterway Voyageur Trek @ Location provided at registration | Outlook | Saskatchewan | Canada

Join an exciting voyageur trek on the Chief Whitecap Waterway. En route find out how ancient and modern cultures are linked by the river. Learn how past and present are connected through archaeological discoveries along the river. Feel the exhilaration of paddling and see the dynamic interplay of land and water. This special canoe trip is a joint effort of Dakota Whitecap First Nation, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, CanoeSki Discovery Co. and Meewasin.This event has a fee: $35/adult; students $25/person: children 12 & under accompanied by parent/guardian can ride free as centre passengers.

All canoeing and related safety equipment supplied. Canoes are voyageur (8-person) & tandem (2-person). Singles will be matched with another paddler to make up a compatible paddling team. If you are registering as a pre-formed paddling team, please assure that at least one person has the necessary skills to steer a tandem canoe. Additional info, where to meet, what to bring etc., provided upon registration. Register with CanoeSki at www.canoeski.com/registration

B.I.R.D.S. – Saving Birds, One Window at a Time… – TIME CHANGED @ Wild Birds Unlimited Tickets
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
B.I.R.D.S. - Saving Birds, One Window at a Time… - TIME CHANGED @ Wild Birds Unlimited | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Please note the time was changed from 7 pm to 3 pm.

Jan Shadick, Wildlife Rehabilitator with Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation (LSWR) will talk about the impact of windows and glass for our local and migrating birds. Thousands of songbirds are killed every year by flying into glass on buildings.
–Learn what to do if a bird does hit your window and manages to survive the impact!
–Learn how to prevent this tragic loss of life through simple treatments for glass.
–We will discuss Home Assessments to help determine which windows or other glass areas are most at risk to birds.

Agriculture Roundtable @ Saskatoon Farmers' Market Tickets
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Agriculture Roundtable @ Saskatoon Farmers' Market | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is pleased to welcome the community to an Agriculture Roundtable. Do you have a personal story to share? Do you have questions? What is urban agriculture? How do different cultures farm and why? How does agriculture relate to ecology?
Please join us for an evening of friendship, inspiration, and connection.

Firefly Night Walk at NE Swale @ Northeast Swale Tickets
May 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Firefly Night Walk at NE Swale @ Northeast Swale | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan | Canada

Experience Sunset and Nightfall at the swale. We will listen for the calls of any night birds and watch for fireflies (weather permitting). Dress for the weather.

Meet at the swale on Lowe Road. Drive north on Central Ave, turn right on Fedoruk Drive (or Agra Road), turn left onto Lowe Road; NE Swale is next to the slough on the east side of road before reaching the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation building.

Leader: Marten Stoffel and Renny Grilz

Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 92.