FRIENDS of the TAY WATERSHED

Association

 

P.O. Box 20104

50 Dufferin Street

Perth, ON

K7H 3M6

E-mail:    info@tayriver.org

Website: www.tayriver.org

 

 

Watershed Discovery Day Celebrates the Year of International Biodiversity

 

Friends of the Tay Watershed invite you to join in the celebration of their 10th annual Watershed Discovery Day on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 1-5pm at ECOTAY Education Centre.

This year’s event will explore the fascinating theme of biodiversity through workshops, exhibits, puppet shows and children’s activities. Come and enjoy a fun and informative afternoon for the whole family!

 

Workshops

SEED CIRCLE: How Seed Diversity can Change the World”
Learn about the importance of biodiversity in agriculture at a workshop presented by Kate Green of USC Canada which teaches people about specific issues in the areas of food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and the growing movement for organic agriculture. This interactive workshop will show you how seeds, those tiny and often forgotten specks of life, can help us be more sustainable. Through a presentation, games, and a short film, Kate will explore the Seed Circle: how seed diversity is threatened, how seed saving can change the world, how we can grow and save seeds, as well as how seeds can nourish our work and actions in Canada.

 

Biodiversity in Nature
Join Simon Lunn, M.Sc. - Naturalist & Photographer, as he takes you on a virtual hike through our diverse local landscape as seen through the eyes of his camera. Simon has spent most of his life exploring and learning about the natural environment, and then sharing his experiences with others using his considerable photographic and interpretive presentation skills. Since graduating from Acadia University in Nova Scotia with graduate degrees in biology and wildlife conservation, Simon enjoyed a career spanning several decades with agencies like the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Wildlife Service, and for the past 30 years, Parks Canada.

 

Children’s Activities                          
Special activities for children include animated movies, an interactive Fish Pond, tattoos, colouring and activity books and puzzles. Explore the world of biodiversity at the Paddling Puppeteer puppet shows; learn how to make rope with the Kettle Boys; and how to make paddles with a Voyageur.

 

Non-Motorized Boat Display
An outdoor display of non-motorized boats of every shape and size will help you to learn how to be kind to our shorelines.

 

Exhibits in the Cow Barn

Over twenty exhibits will be on display exploring the many aspects of the watershed and the important role of biodiversity – guaranteed to educate and entertain inquisitive minds of all ages.

Nature Lover’s Book Shop will be on hand to offer for sale an amazing array of books that focus on the biodiversity of our region.

Food & Refreshments

There will be light refreshments available by Denton catering, along with a special birthday cake to celebrate the tenth year of this ever-growing event.

 

 

ECOTAY Education Centre is located at the corner of Upper Scotch Line at Menzies Munro side Road. For directions, go to http://ecotay.com/getting-here/. For more information please contact Annie Dalton at 613 259 5639 or visit www.tayriver.org