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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Young Naturalist Club (YNC) Annapolis Valley


The Young Naturalist Club (YNC) Annapolis Valley chapter is meeting this
Saturday, November 26th at 10:30am in the
KC Irving Environmental Science Centre Classroom.

Learn all about the amazing TIDES of the Bay of Fundy - a presentation by Dr. Roy Bishop. What causes the tides? Why there are two tidal bulges on Earth? Why are Fundy tides so large, and why are some Fundy tides especially large? Plus discover tides that occur beyond Earth, including on a moon of Jupiter and in distant galaxies.
The presentation runs for approximately 45 minutes and then we will go for an informal walk on the Wolfville dykeland afterwards (weather dependant) The club is for all ages and everyone is welcome. Please call or email me at nguyenalisa1@gmail.com to pre-register and confirm your spot.

The next YNCAV meeting is the following Saturday, December 3rd, 10:30am in the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre Classroom and we will explore WORMS!

Learn about composting with red wigglers, a very effective way to compost fresh food waste while producing a valuable soil amendment. Come out and see how hundreds of red wigglers much through kilograms of fresh food waste every week. Learn how to identify worm eggs, what to feed them and how to make your own worm box to produce your own worm compost. This presentation is with Paul Arnold from the Ivan Curry School of Engineering at Acadia. and consultant in waste management. His predominant interests are in compost systems and developing tests that measure compost quality. Please call or email me at nguyenalisa1@gmail.com to pre-register and confirm your spot.

Our final event this year is the Winter Solstice Family Frolic. Everyone is invited to welcome the winter season and continue the 5000-year tradition of celebrating the return of the Sun after the longest night of the year. We will meet around a roaring bonfire at Noggin’s Corner Farm and set off for a hike through the centuries-old pine and hemlock forest. We will pass an 18th century Acadian cellar, Poor House graveyard and a huge bald eagle nest. We will look for tracks and signs of wildlife, call for owls in the deep woods, and view the stars from the dykes (weather permitting). We will make our way back to the bonfire for hot apple cider and share a toast to a winter season full of light and good cheer to all. Charlane Bishop (542-2217) and Harold Forsyth (542-5983) will be the leaders. Meet at Noggin’s Corner Farm in Greenwich at 6:30 p.m.

Please visit our website at http://nature1st.net/ync/?page_id=659 and we are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Annapolis-Valley-Young-Naturalist-Club/250168061690133.

Also, feel free to forward this info to anyone else who might be interested in Tides, worms or outdoor fun.

Thank you and hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!

Alisa Nguyen


- The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." - Plato

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