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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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Gardening & Nature

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

Wildlife Lecture - Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears; What's New?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 3:52pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project is a three-year pilot project between Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Parks Canada, Alberta Parks, and the University of Alberta, designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales.  The project takes advantage of natural bear behaviour - rubbing. Bears rub on trees and other objects as a form of communication, leaving behind hair samples - and their DNA.