Niagara Parks partners with Brock to deliver environmental speaker series

Niagara Parks and Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre have partnered to deliver a new virtual event series this October, showcasing a diverse collection renowned environmental leaders.

The interactive four-part speaker series will run each Wednesday evening in October beginning at 7 p.m.

Brock and Niagara Parks offering the series as part of their ongoing collaboration and support of environmental research and stewardship. In recent years, this has included the development of the Niagara Parks Environmental Stewardship Strategy and Action Plan, in addition to providing Brock faculty and students access to Niagara Parks properties such as the Niagara Glen, to complete important environmental research initiatives.

The speaker series will kick-off on Wednesday, Oct. 7 with Brian Kon, Chair of the Niagara Region Metis Council and Indigenous Lead for the Niagara Catholic District School Board. The opening session will focus on how our changing environment has many people looking to the traditional ways of the Indigenous community for guidance on how we can respect and care for mother nature moving forward.

Full speaker series schedule:

Oct. 7: Brian Kon, Chair of the Niagara Region Metis Council and Indigenous Lead for the NCDSB, Braiding Sweetgrass

Oct. 14: Jessica Blythe, Brock University, Resilience, and Climate Change in the Niagara Region

Oct. 21: Elizabeth Hendriks, WWF Canada, Connecting the Land, Water and Climate Impact to the Region

Oct. 28: Adam Shoalts (BA ’09), Westaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

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