In July, SCB-TO will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on how developing a personal sense of connection to animals may provide educational and communication strategies to enhance engagement in conservation initiatives.
We will discuss A. Grajal et al. 2015 paper “The complex relationship between personal sense of connection to animals and self-reported proenvironmental behaviors by zoo visitors.” Link here.
All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!
July 13th 6:00 – 7:00pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.
We are looking forward on seeing you there!
The John B. Aird Gallery is hosting an exhibit – Robert Burley, An Enduring Wilderness Toronto’s Natural Parklands – and panel discussions exploring our relationships to Toronto’s Parks. Go check it out!
Interested in participating in a habitat protection event mixed with an opportunity to meet fellow conservationists? Open the link below for more information!
2017 Flyer Spring Cleanup
As many of you are aware, the Toronto March for Science: https://sciencemarchto.ca/ is happening this Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. The event will begin with opening remarks scheduled for 11:00am at Nathan Phillips square. After this, the march will be lead towards Queen’s Park. At 12:00pm the rally and speakers will continue at Queen’s Park.
If you are looking for people to march with, you are welcome to march alongside SCB-Toronto. We are meeting at the south-east corner of University and Amoury (https://goo.gl/maps/qS1srBmpMyQ2) at 10:45am and will begin walking towards Nathan Phillips square at 11:00am.
Interested in learning more about the Greenbelt Foundation?
Check out the following link and RSVP to their upcomming book launch event:
The Greenbelt Book: Protecting and Cultivating an Ontario Treasure. By: Burkhard Mausberg.
In April, the SCB-TO journal club will focus our discussion around conservation activities in Ontario. In Leslie Sauer’s paper, “Bring Back The Forests,” several key strategies are put forward to guide forest restoration efforts. In the years since the publication of this article, have we adequately implemented these concepts to protect what remains of the Carolinian forest? Given the increased demands on our local landscapes, are we taking the appropriate actions to conserve our woodlands? Furthermore, what are your thoughts about the current priorities outlined in the Ontario Premier’s Environment and Climate Change Mandate?
All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.
April 6th 6:00 – 7:00pm. Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. Click here to RSVP.
Harvest Noon Cafe
16 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1
Join us for an informal discussion of Ellison’s 2016 paper, “It’s time to get real about conservation” and the response letter “Conservation: smart advocacy needs data” by McCauley, Joyce and Lubchenco. In a time of significant environmental change, should the ecology community focus on data collection, or political involvement?
This will be the second in a series of journal club meetings organized by the Toronto Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB-TO). All are welcome, including graduate students, undergraduates, conservation professionals, and members of the public.
February 23rd 6:00 – 7:00pm: Article discussion at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Ave), with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow. To attend, please RSVP on our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/conservation-conversations-scb-toronto-journal-club-february-2017-tickets-31663113224?ref=estw