The Our Water, Our World Speaker Series is an extension of the educational programming offered by the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP) in collaboration with Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Memorial University.
September 14 – 18, 2014, at the Signal Hill Visitor Centre, Parks Canada.
7:00pm – 7:50pm Drinks and music
8:00pm – 8:30pm Speaker presentations
8:30pm – 9:00pm Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
No cost to attend. Let us know if you plan to attend by clicking here.
Sunday September 14, 8:00pm
Sentinels of Change: Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring in Terra Nova National Park
Janet Feltham, Resource Conservation Specialist, Parks Canada;
Dr. Robert Gregory, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Terra Nova National Park has over 230 km of coastline and, as a result, the marine influence on Park ecosystems is quite significant. The sheltered coves and sounds provide nurseries for cod and a home for greater yellowlegs, river otters and bald eagles. With the combined effects of climate change, dynamic shoreline processes, and other global influences on our oceans, monitoring programs within protected areas such as Terra Nova National Park are becoming increasingly important as sentinels of change. We are learning more about our intertidal zone, searching for invasive species, and tracking shorebird, tern and cod populations along the coast, in an effort to establish a reference point for the future.