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Wednesday, June 5 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Celebrating Urban Biodiversity LIMITED

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Wild about Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival is a week-long celebration of wild species and wild places in and around the mid-sized prairie city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (pop. 250,000.) Now entering its seventh year, the Festival brings together more than fifty organizations and businesses to provide a varied program of nature-oriented experiences for people of all ages.

The Festival is coordinated by an informal group of volunteers, about two dozen in all, known as Wild about Saskatoon. Each autumn, this core group chooses a theme and selects a keynote guest to headline the Festival the following spring. To date, our keynote speakers have included a prominent landscape architect, the biodiversity coordinator for a neighboring city, a psychiatrist who prescribes time in nature as a therapy for her patients, an advocate for nature playgrounds, an Indigenous Elder and activist, and a global proponent for protected areas. Our hope has been to reach beyond “the usual suspects” by approaching conservation from a variety of angles.

Most of the events on the Festival calendar are contributed by our growing number of partner organizations, which range from nature societies and land trusts to day cares and nature-related businesses. The Festival’s goals include:

• providing a showcase for conservation organizations in our community;

• showing nature-lovers that they are not alone and equipping them with information and ideas so they can speak and act with confidence;

• demonstrating that conservation is a municipal as well as a regional, national and global issue;

• having fun in the process. More info: www.wildaboutsaskatoon.org


Candace Savage

Wild About Saskatoon

Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am CDT
Room 1218