Reconnecting with Nature events for November 2017

Wednesday November 22nd 2017

Natural and cultural history of Indian Arm

Speaker: David Cook

A free public talk for the District of North Vancouver Public Library, Parkgate branch

Description: Join Geologist/Biologist/Explorer David Cook for an illustrated journey into the natural and cultural history of Indian Arm, the land of the serpent and the southernmost fjord of the west side of the North American mainland.

Hear about the area’s biology, geology, First Nations connections, cascading waterfalls flowing off glacier-carved hanging valleys, old-growth forests and the estuary of the Indian River, an important foraging area for indigenous people.

Venue: 3675 Banff Court, opposite the Parkgate Community Centre in the Parkgate Village Shopping Centre corner of Seymour Road (access road to Seymour Provincial Park) and Mt Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver,

Meeting time and duration: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Registration: Call 604-929-3727 (ext. 8166) or online at


Thursday November 30th 2017

The universe of bears

Speaker: David Cook

A free public talk for Nature Vancouver

Description: Join us for a slide presentation with biologist David Cook about the natural history and biology of bears.

David will speak about the eight species of bears that presently inhabit the globe as well as two recently extinct species: the European and the Florida Cave Bears.

The speaker is a Director of the North Shore Black Bear Society and has been studying the feeding habits of black bears on the North Shore since 2012.

Venue: 7:30 pm. Unitarian Centre, 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver.

Meeting time and duration: 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Registration: Not required.
Membership in Nature Vancouver not required.