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June 1, 2023 (Thursday): Insects of Asia & Australia

Thurs May 4, 2023: Andrew Hebda on bats of Nova Scotia

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Wednesday, Mar, 1, 2023: AGM & Members Slide Night

AGM & Members Slide Night Date: Wednesday, Mar, 1 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History Note this meeting  is on Wed, not our usual Thursday evening The Annual General Meeting takes place first, where reports on HFN’s activities over the past 12 months are presented followed by the election of the […]

Feb Meeting – NS Power and Ospreys – is on Wed Feb 8 (not Thursday)

The date of the meeting had to be changed as the Museum auditorium was not available on our regular meeting night. NS Power and Ospreys NS Power’s Environmental scientist Peter Morrison will guide us through its Osprey Management Programme covering all aspects and objectives, such as the recent successful relocation of Russell Lake’s Osprey nest, […]

Thursday Jan 5, 2023, Keith Vaughan: Chemistry is everywhere! 

Thursday, January 5 – Regular Monthly meeting: Chemistry is everywhere!  What in the World ISN’T Organic Chemistry? by Keith Vaughan SYNOPSIS This presentation aims to show the audience that organic chemistry is pervasive in almost all of our lives and daily activities.  Read more

Thurs, Oct 6, 2022: John Crabtree on Mushrooms

Monthly Meeting – Mushrooms– Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 at the Museum of Natural History The meeting will be at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of the Museum of Natural History. It will be an in-person meeting only. Attendees will not be required to wear a mask, but are welcome to do so if they […]

Thursday Sep 1, 2022: Boris Worm From Coast to Coast

Monthly Meeting – From Coast to Coast to Coast – Thursday, September 1, 2022 Building climate resiliency through marine protected areas. In this talk, Dalhousie University/Ocean Frontier Institute’s marine biologist Boris Worm explains the scientific rationale for using marine protected areas to foster resilient ocean ecosystems; these areas can withstand the impacts of climate change […]

Thursday, Feb 4, 2021: Invasive Species in Nova Scotia

Today, from the Program Committee of the Halifax Field Naturalists: There will be an online presentation on Thursday, February the 4th, at 7:30 pm. Kristen Noel from the Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council will give a presentation on Invasive Species in Nova Scotia. An invasive species is any species that is non-native, spreads rapidly and […]

NSIS Monday, September 14th 2020: Socially Responsible Science: Through the Earth Sciences Lens

SPEAKER Dr. Anne Daziel Faculty Associate Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University2020 With the ever-increasing demand humans continue to place on earth’s physical resources and our growing understanding of the environment, Dr. Ryan explores the heightened need for geo-ethics among working earth scientists.“What is the responsibility of (geo) scientists in today’s society? How do we […]

Thursday January 2, 2020: Evening talk on North Atlantic Wright Whales

Timothy Frazier holds a faculty position at Saint Mary’s University in 2009, and his research now focuses on using genetics to improving the understanding and conservation of whales. Whales are some of the most intriguing, yet difficult to study, animals on the planet. Many species have also been heavily exploited by humans, and are now […]

Mon Nov 4, 2019, NSIS lecture: Ethnobiology of Northeastern Turtle Island Food, Medicine & Material Security

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Thurs Feb 7, 2019: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Volunteer Coordinator

Ryan MacLean, Volunteer Coordinator for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, is delighted to join the HFN to talk about her work with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. Ryan will share her personal journey of how she came to work in conservation and discuss her mission to increase engagement in land stewardship initiatives in Nova Scotia. […]