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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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Gardening & Nature

Blackfoot Perspectives (Speaker Series: "Walk on the Wild Side")

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/12 - 2:22pm
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Travis Plaited Hair: “Blackfoot Perspectives”

Travis speaks of Blackfoot history, culture and perspectives and the continuing relationship between the Blood tribe and the land and inhabitants of southwestern Alberta including Waterton Lakes National Park. An engaging public speaker with a vast past and present knowledge of Kainai views and practices, Travis uses humour and versatility to tailor his presentation and captivate the interest of the audience.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Ken Richards: “Southern Alberta Bumble Bees: Alpine to Prairie”

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Harvey Locke: "Waterton/Glacier: Keystone of the Yellowstone to Yukon Corridor"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Youth Interpretation and Appreciation of our Landscapes; JeanAnne Teliskie, Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A Passion for Falcons, a Pig Barn and a "$10.00 Fine”; John Campbell Jr., Founder of the Alberta Raptor Preservation Society

Working with birds of prey for over 40 years, John shares how his family’s ranch contributed to the recovery of peregrine falcons in Alberta; and, started his own lifelong journey as a conservationist helping with the scientific study and recovery of raptors in central and southern Alberta. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Stories from a Back Country Park Warden Family; Max and Julie Winkler

Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, In 1960 Max and Julie Winkler packed up their 10-week-old son and headed into the backcountry of Jasper National Park, where Max was a warden. Hear the stories and recollections of their time chasing poachers and raising a family in a beautiful
and isolated backcountry cabin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Burgess Shale Tales and Trilobites; John Hancock 

Video Conferencing from the Pincher Creek and District Library, John Hancock shares his knowledge of the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In 1909 the Burgess Shale Beds were discovered in what is now Yoho National Park.  This presentation shares the story of the rick fossil beds left behind from the soft- bodied animals who lived 530 million years ago.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta: Land of Dinosaurs and Other Paleontological Wonders; Dr. FrançoisTherrien

In his talk, Dr. François Therrien will showcase some of the most significant paleontological discoveries made in Alberta, from the first member of the tyrannosaur family to the first feathered dinosaurs found in North America, and demonstrate why our province can legitimately be called the “Land of Dinosaurs.”  François will video conference from the Pincher Creek and District Library.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sustainable Cultural Tourism; Susan Guyette, PhD.

Video Conferencing from Santa Fe New Mexico, Susan Guyette speaks of sustainability being possible through a worldview that respects cultural values and natural cycles, rather than a lineal, profit-based economic perspective. This approach emphasizes a cyclical process of community-based evaluation and redirection. Indigenous methodology shows the way!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cougars in The Cypress Hills: reconciling recreation and wildlife; Peter Swain, District Manager, Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Join Peter Swain, video conferencing in from the Medicine Hat Library, for this amazing presentation.   Elkwater has incredible winter recreation facilities, but are these helping or hindering the cougars?  Join us for an entertaining walk through cougar biology, conflict and adaptive park management.