2020 Summer Bees

Join Us in Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground!

SOCIAL STEWARDSHIP – 2 Metres Apart!

With this year’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in April with the theme of Climate Action, May’s annual International Day for Biological Diversity with the 2020 theme Our Solutions are in Nature, and June’s World Environment Day 2020’s call for urgent action to protect biodiversity – all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like the perfect year to join in with communal stewardship right here in Brentwood – with plenty of space to keep 2 metres apart.

SUMMER TUESDAYS: Join us for Biodiversity Bees!

Yes, we’ll be at it again – even if physically distanced!  If you live, work, attend school, play, shop, volunteer, or visit in Brentwood – or would like to – please join us this summer for another season of social stewardship through biodiversity conservation in the Centennial Natureground and Whispering Woods – tucked away in the NW corner of Brentwood.  This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, each attendee will need to Bring Your Own Everything, such as gloves, tools, snacks, sunblock, insect repellent, small collection bucket [such as an ice cream pail], and your drinking water. The only things shared will be the larger collection container for litter and weeds, along with distanced and delightful conversation.

Please join us and become part of the unfolding stories of inspiring community building and care in our local natural areas – especially welcomed in these crazy times. We will be meeting on all 11 Tuesdays between the Solstice and Labour Day from June 23 to September 1st. We’ll start with six evenings [6:00-8:00 p.m.], taking advantage of the early summer’s lingering light, followed by five mornings [9:00-11:00 a.m.] in August and September. The final gathering will also be our annual season ending Celebration, though instead of a Potluck, it will be a Bring Your Own Everything Picnic [11:00 a.m. onwards].

TUESDAYS BIODIVERSITY BEE CELEBRATION
  9-11 a.m. 6-8 p.m. BYOE PICNIC
June 23 EVENING
30 EVENING
July 7 EVENING
14 EVENING
21 EVENING
28 EVENING
August 4 MORNING
11 MORNING
18 MORNING
25 MORNING
September 1 MORNING 11:00 a.m. Onwards

Calgarians have repeatedly demonstrated delight in getting to know their neighbours through shared activities of all sorts. You are heartily encouraged to enjoy such camaraderie by joining these fun and festive Community Biodiversity Bees.

  • Bring your families; Bring your friends!
  • Make an outing of the occasion and enjoy the full opportunities provided by the area’s recreation, gardening, and gathering spaces.
  • Play. Socialize. Learn. Help. No experience required!
  • Strengthen and Sustain your community through conversation, collaboration, and celebration.
  • Keep Your Distance throughout and BYOE!

WHERE:
Meet at the Prairie Amphitheatre in Whispering Woods, just off Brenner Drive NW, or in the adjacent Centennial Natureground on the west side of Dr. Coffin School, at 5615 Barrett Drive NW. Dress for the weather, and for gardening. We will be working in both Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground. Arrive and assist as you’re willing and able, and please remember to bring your own everything, as mentioned above.

Environmentally yours, Polly Lee Knowlton Cockett

Grassroutes Ethnoecological Association, naturegroundnews@gmail.com

 

 

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