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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Gardening & Nature

Spiders and Bats and Rats, OH MY!

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Fri, 2014/09/05 - 7:47am
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join The Toledo Zoo, live, to learn about the stereotypes and myths about "unloved" animals like bats and rats. Explore why people have these negative feelings and learn some true facts about the species. Learn about "Old Wives Tales," superstition and develop an appreciation for three species of animals that are traditionally "unloved!"

Participants will do experiments and see live animals!

Audience: Grade K-6.

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/22 - 2:16pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join a scuba diver on a virtual dive to the Great Barrier Reef! This program will give patrons of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Patrons will:

  • Observe more than 5000 live sea creatures
  • Experience the habitats, ecosystems and behaviour of reef creatures
  • Analyse the interactions that exist between reef creatures
  • Appreciate the requirements for a healthy ecosystem
  • Discover the latest in Great Barrier Reef research

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/21 - 9:28am
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Repeat showing!

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquarium dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands-on activities. Learn how to talk like a dolphin, how the dolphin's anatomy is built for speed, and how humans can affect these beautiful mammals.

  • Learn about the anatomy of dolphins
  • Learn about the importance of protecting dolphin habitats
  • Learn how to "talk" like a dolphin
  • Learn how blubber works

Put your Garden to Bed

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/14 - 12:41pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fall garden chores really do pay off in the spring. 

Put your Garden to Bed

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Thu, 2014/07/10 - 3:18pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fall garden chores really do pay off in the spring. 

The excitement of the gardening season is over but that doesn’t mean you should stop gardening!  Important tasks such as deadheading, diseased plant removal, transplanting, winter protection and general garden cleanup will ensure a healthy garden next spring. 

Join Karin Davidson-Taylor and create your fall to do list to ensure you are a step ahead next spring.

Organic Gardening - Royal Botanical Gardens

Submitted by jwaugh.marigold on Thu, 2014/07/10 - 12:43pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Around the world, gardeners, farmers and ranchers are working the land in a more sustainable way

producing and distributing food and fiber. Discover how you can improve the quality of soil and variety of wildlife of your gardens without having to use harmful fertilizers or pesticides.

Dive in with Dolphins!

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Tue, 2014/07/08 - 12:32pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Meet the residents of Dolphin Bay, the Texas State Aquariums dolphin exhibit! View two real time cameras of the dolphin's aquatic home, and participate in hands on activities.

Winter Speaker Series: Aga, an island Crow

Submitted by Kerby on Thu, 2014/01/16 - 10:11am
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lessons in animal behaviour, conservation and history from the Marianas Islands.

Please also visit the Alberta Parks webpage and the Beauvais Lake webpage.

Host:  Pincher Creek Library
Presenter:  Jennifer Carpenter

Winter Speaker Series: Wildlife of the Waterton Park Front

Submitted by Kerby on Thu, 2014/01/16 - 10:01am
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
One of Canada's largest and most celebrated private land conservation efforts is a working landscape of more than 30,000 acres adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Please also visit the Alberta Parks webpage and the Beauvais Lake webpage.

Host:  Pincher Creek Library
Presenter:  Nature Conservancy

Winter Speaker Series: Butterflies and the Biosphere

Submitted by Kerby on Thu, 2014/01/16 - 9:55am
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Butterflies; what they can and cannot tell us about the state of our environment.

Please also visit the Alberta Parks webpage and the Beauvais Lake webpage.

Host:  Pincher Creek Library
Presenter:  John Acorn