CPAWS Talks – Moose


CPAWS Talks – Moose

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

Join CPAWS-OV for an captivating and informative talk on Wednesday March 7.

Our special guests Dave Pearce and Michael Runtz will talk about the magnificent moose. The intense connection between people and moose is undeniable. For many Ontarians, moose are intrinsic to the north woods experience and way of life. They are a part of the landscape and elicit feelings ranging from awe to humour. Learn about the majestic moose, its importance and its current status in Ontario.

When: Wednesday March 7, 7:00-9:00pm

Were: The Great Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Enjoy: Great speakers, tea coffee and snacks

Suggested Donation of $15.

Dave Pearce, from the Wildlands League, the Ontario CPAWS chapter was born and raised in the Arnprior area of the Ottawa Valley, Dave Pearce is a graduate of the Master of Forest Conservation program at the University of Toronto (2001) and an alumnus of the Biology program at Trent University.

He has undertaken a variety of forestry field research and writing experiences with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in Central Ontario, wildlife field research in Algonquin Park with the University of Toronto, relief work in Kenya and Sudan, and natural history education. Interest in improving forest management has led to training as a tree marker, Managed Forest Plan Approver status, FSC auditor training and experience in hands-on forest management with a small sustainable woodlot effort in Quebec.

He enjoys many outdoor pursuits and time with Rachel, daughters Clara and Isla and extended family.

Prof. Michael Runtz (Carleton University) is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. A dynamic communicator, Michael Runtz is equally at home in the television or radio studio, lecture hall or classroom. Since its inception, more than 40,000 students have signed up for Michael’s Natural History course. Televised from Carleton University, this is the most popular course of its type in Canada.

This popularity arises largely from Michael’s infectious and enthusiastic teaching style, for which he has received excellence in teaching awards from students and peers alike. He is also in great demand as a speaker for groups as diverse as outdoor educators, professional biologists, schoolchildren, and naturalists’ clubs, Additionally, Michael hosted the international television series Wild by Nature, and is a popular guest on numerous television and radio shows such as CBC Radio Noon.

Ten best sellers all bear the stamp of author Michael Runtz’s passion, knowledge and stunning photography. Moose Country, Algonquin Seasons, The Explorer’s Guide to Algonquin Park, Beauty and the Beasts: The Hidden World of Wildflowers, Wild Things: The Hidden World of Animals, Wild Wings: The Hidden World of Birds, The Howls of August: Encounters with Algonquin Wolves, The Revised Explorer’s Guide to Algonquin Park, Algonquin Souvenir, and Natural History.


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