Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues (which covers just about everything, really).
Interpretive Programs in Gatineau Park
Oct. 1 and 2, Gatineau Park will run an interpretive program called Follies of the Fall Forest at 12:30 in English and 2:30 in French at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, Chelsea. The 2-hour program is free, led by a naturalist, and includes a guided trail walk.
Café scientifique at the Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature is holding a “Café scientifique” on Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The Café includes a dinner and a screening of the documentary Carbon Nation, described as a climate change solutions movie even for those who don’t believe in climate change. According to the film’s website, it’s “an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment.” Following the movie, environmentalists Bruce Yateman and Bernie Couture will lead a discussion about the feasibility of having a small carbon footprint. Tickets $35 ($28 for Museum members). Register in advance at 613-566-4791.