Osoyoos Desert Society

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Past Events

 

2017 Winter Program Series

ALB and Baby THE OCEAN'S ALBATROSS-Movie & An Expert
February 11, 2017 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Join Jan Vozenilek and Ryan Cope as they share their experiences working on Midway Island. On this barely populated atoll in the Pacific Ocean, Albatross babies are dying from ingesting plastic items discarded by people living thousands of miles away. 
 
 

2016 Winter Program Series

GreaterSageGrouse 08 SAGEBRUSH SEA-Movie & AGM
April 9, 2016 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Explore the immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America. ‘Sagebrush Sea’ tracks the Greater Sage-Grouse and other wildlife through the seasons as they struggle to survive in this rugged and changing landscape.
 
 Little brown bat BATS-Movie & An Expert
March 12, 2016 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Learn about the fascinating world of bats and the mysterious white-nose syndrome decimating bat populations. Following the film, Margaret Holm with the Okanagan Community Bat Program will share facts about local bats and how you can help them.
 
 plants PLANT LIFE & FOOD FORESTS-Movie & An Expert
February 27, 2016 at the Watermark Beach Resort
'What Plants Talk About,' a documentary integrating hard core science with a light-hearted look at plant behavior and the intricate and busy lives of plants. After the film, Richard Walker will talk about food forest gardening.
 
fire 2 FIRE ECOLOGY & FOOD FORESTS-Movie & An Expert
February 20, 2016 at the Watermark Beach Resort
In the documentary 'Disturbance,' hear from biologists, fire managers, politicians and citizens as they discuss fire issues in the Northern Rockies. After the film, join ecologist and noted author Don Gayton for a look at local fire ecology research and management. 
 
 

 2015 Winter Program Series

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WATER WAYS-Movie & An Expert
March 28, 2015 at the Watermark Beach Resort
View an award-winning water documentary. Experience the natural beauty of our water habitats and the challenges they are facing. Following the film, learn about water issues impacting Osoyoos Lake in a Q&A session with the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society.
 
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BIRDS OF PREY-Behind-the-Scenes
March 21 at the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls
Learn about the release process and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Centre's new rehabilitation facility. See the Burrowing Owl breeding facility on-site and learn about efforts to re-introduce this endangered bird in BC.
 
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FOOD & GMOs-Movie & An Expert
February 28 at the Watermark Beach Resort
View the documentary 'GMO OMG' for an up-close look at the issue of genetically modified food. Follow a father's discovery of GMOs in relationship to his children and the world around him. After the film, get an insider's perspective on farming issues in the South Okanagan with local organic farmer and naturalist Lee McFadyen.
 
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THE INTRICACIES OF WOLVES-Movie & An Expert
February 21 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Get a glimpse into the world of wolves in the documentary 'The Rise of Black Wolf'. Join local ecologists John and Mary Theberge, wolf researchers personally familiar with the wolf featured in the film. Find out about the Theberge's current wolf research, as well as their intensive wolf-prey research and its conservation success.
 
 

2014 Winter Program Series

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CHAISING ICE - Movie & Annual General Meeting
April 12, 2014 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Follow photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's melting glaciers and the impact of climate change. After the film, attend the Desert Society's AGM for an update on activities over the past year and upcoming plans.
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HONEY BEES - Movie & an Expert
March 29, 2014 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Takes a close-up look at the fascinating world of bees in the award-winning documentary ‘More than Honey’. Discover the challenges bees face, including the colony collapse disorder decimating hives around the world. Following the film, learn more about local bees with bee keepers Kevin and Janelle Dunn.
 
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BAG IT - Movie & an Expert
February 22, 2014 at the Watermark Beach Resort
The Movie ‘Bag It’ explores how plastic effects the environments and the human body. Cameron Baughen, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator, will be on hand to share updates and helpful tips about recycling.
 
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SNOWY OWL - Movie & an Expert
February 15, 2014 at the Watermark Beach Resort
Journey into snowy owl tundra in 'Magic of the Snowy Owl.' Following the film Lauren Meads, Executive Manager of the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, will discuss rehabilitation of owls in the Okanagan.