Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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— Garth Carl, CAO Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services

MORNING Sing-a-long!

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 3:49pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Digestive Health from a Naturopathic Perspective

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 2:06pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

At least half of our immune system is attached to our digestive tract.  Good nutrition is central to overall health and immunity, but it can be difficult to sort out 'fad' advice from sound principles, both with diet as well as nutritional supplements.  In this presentation, Dr. MarianneTrevorrow, Naturopathic Doctor, will discuss how problems with dietary intake of nutrients, as well as food sensitivities and intolerances, can contribute to many common health conditions, and what consumers can do to improve their health by eating well. 

Balancing Hormones from a Naturopathic Perspective

Submitted by jfisher.marigold on Mon, 2016/03/28 - 1:54pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Many women struggle with health problems related to hormones, yet hormones themselves reflect the balance (or lack of balance) between the brain, the body, and our environment.  In this presentation, Dr. Marianne Trevorrow, Naturopathic Doctor, will explain how environment, food, stress and exercise can cause women to be out of balance with their own cycles and what natural medicine can do to restore good hormonal health. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This session will be presented by four local groups sharing practices and tips for growing food in Southwest Alberta. Topics explored will include sustainability, affordability, small space gardens, and growing in alternative spaces like school classrooms.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

‘Things With Sharp Teeth: Living with Wolves and Grizzlies’, presented by Kevin Van Tighem – Our relationships with wolves and grizzly bears are often based more on fear and distrust than on respect and coexistence. This talk will explore some of the ways in which some hunters, ranchers and recreationists are starting to re-think our relationship with large carnivores and the remarkable possibilities that could result. Presented by the Waterton Natural History Association in partnership with Lethbridge Public Library.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Reducing Food Waste and Organic Materials in our Landfills
 
This interactive session will discuss the topic of household food waste and how we all can play a part in reversing this trend. Question and answer period will follow presentation.
 
Presenters:
 
Heather Gowland, Waste & Recycling Services, City of Lethbridge
Cory Armfelt, Director of Planning, Town of Taber
Don Francis, EnviroCan

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

‘Little Burrows on the Prairie: Life and Times of Yellow-Bellied Marmots in Southern Alberta’, presented by Berna-Dean Holland – Come learn about the biology, behaviour and life history of the Yellow-Bellied Marmots. Comparing populations found in different habitats, latitudes and elevations can shed light on our understanding of the limits of adaptive plasticity within species and show us how Yellow-Bellied Marmots may fare in the face of rising global temperatures and environmental change.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Living in Mutual Respect with our Environment and its Inhabitants’, presented by Ryan Heavy Head – Our increased access and intrusion into wildlife habitat adds increasing barriers to the normal movement, feeding, reproduction and survival of many species who share our common fragile landscape. This talk details how snakes and other wildlife have been responding to these changes, and explores the application of traditional Blackfoot concepts in current approaches to human-wildlife relationships and species conservation.

Walk on the Wild Side Speaker Series, ‘Rescue the Fescue

Submitted by John on Tue, 2016/03/22 - 10:42am
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Conserving and Restoring Waterton Lakes National Park’s Grasslands’, presented by Kimberly Pearson – Explore the significance of the park’s rich fescue grasslands and how staff and partners are working to ensure they’re vital into the future. View video of the Spring 2015 prescribed fire, get the scoop on some of the park’s most exciting volunteer and educational opportunities and view exciting highlights from recent remote wildlife cameras. Presented by the Waterton Natural History Association in partnership with Lethbridge Public Library. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 Fire Management in Waterton Lakes National Park; Recent Prescribed and Wildfire Experiences

Scott Murphy from the Pincher Creek Library