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May
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Photo Exhibition on Display

Martin Phillips and Morley Maier are residents of east-cental Saskatchewan and are avid photographers and naturalists.  They have assembled a wonderful, framed-set of bird photographs that depict the spectacular diversity and beauty of the birdlife in their region of Saskatchewan.

These photographs have been kindly loaned to Nature Saskatchewan and will be "on tour" from Mid May until the end of June 2017. The collection of photos will start its "spring migration" from 13-15 May at the Last Mountain Bird Observatory (LMBO). LMBO is celebrating 30 years of bird banding in the Regional Park adjacent to North America's oldest bird sanctuary .

From 29 May until 23 June, the collection will move to Prince Albert where some of the images will be on display at the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP).   These images have been integrated into the post-secondary Biology program that the SUNTEP students will be taking this summer. Projects around each image will show young teachers how they can incorporate images of wildlife into their curricula to bring ecology, anatomy and art  alive in the First Nation and Community School classrooms where the graduates of SUNTEP usually begin their teaching careers. 

A second component of the collection will travel to the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Facility (HCEARF) jointly owned by and operated by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  HCEARF is hosting Nature Saskatchewan's Spring Meet at Candle Lake from 2-4 June. During this time, Natural History members from across the province will have an opportunity to view and appreciate this wonderful collection of bird photos.

Nature Saskatchewan thanks Martin Phillips and Morley Maier for sharing their expertise captured through hundreds of hours of field photography. It is hoped this collection can inspire Saskatchewan residents to value beauty and diversity of our wonderful natural world.

 

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