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

Pincher Creek Speaker - Larry Frith

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/12 - 5:06pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Larry Frith, professional agrologist and local rancher for 42 years, raising certified organic beef since 1997, will be chatting with us about “Sustainable Ranching.”

Hosted:  Pincher Creek
Presented: Larry Frith

Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:57pm
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

June Flanagan is a professional botanist, environmental horticulturist and author, as well as the designer of the award-winning Garden of Native Prairie Plants at the Galt Museum & Archives. This program “Planting Our Past, Preserving Our Future” highlights the story behind this garden of truly local species, which was planted by the Society to commemorate its 2009 centennial.

Horticulture - Permaculture Basics

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 2:01pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Get an overview of this holistic approach to the design and maintenance of sustainable residential living. A solid mix of old practice meeting new science, there is much to learn about this philosophy of harmonious integration of landscape and people providing food, energy and shelter, sustainably!

Host: Olds Municipal Library
Presenter: Angela Sommers

Wildlife Lecture - The Magical Landscapes of Writing-on-Stone

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 4:12pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Harvesting of animals by humans can result in selection of particular behavioural traits. A satellite telemetry study in the Canadian Rockies of elk whose individual personalities had been characterized as “bold runners” or “shy hiders” indicates that human hunters are more likely to take out bold individuals, with the potential to evoke evolutionary change. 

Wildlife Lecture - On the Wolverine Trail

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 4:07pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wildlife Lecture - Hummingbirds: Small Brains and Big Memories

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 4:04pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wildlife Lecture - Sexual Selection and the Spider

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Darwin suggested that sexual selection follows a different path to that of Natural Se-lection. Here on the day before Valentine's Day, John will illustrate different behaviors of male spiders to stay alive, and leave many spiderlings. Almost every species of spider has developed its own courtship display, thereby sexually isolating the species from its nearest cousins. 

Wildlife Lecture - Wildlife Service Dogs

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 3:57pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Pedigreed pepper spray? Handguns that heel? Bear bells with a bark? 

Wildlife Lecture - Wolves in the Crown

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 3:55pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm