March 10, 2014
5:00 Reception and a chance to explore the Marine Station
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentation “The Salish Sea: Nature and a Sense of Place”
Salish Sea Market, Bowser
Deep Bay Marine Field Station, 370 Crome Pt Rd, Bowser
or call 250-740-6611 to purchase
Proceeds go towards educational programs at Deep Bay Marine Field Station and VIU Culinary.
Join us for an evening of celebration and gourmet feast of culinary delights from Vancouver Island Culinary Institutes’ Graduating, Level 3 students. Enjoy spectacular views of Baynes sound and sunset dinner featuring fresh local ingredients including Baynes Sound Oysters, Sloping Hills Farm Pork and Somerset Farms beef and more.
Dinner will be followed by “The Salish Sea: Nature and a Sense of Place” a presentation by Nature Trust of BC Director Dr. Rob Butler who searches for the roots of Salish Sea culture, seeking insight into its diverse and abundant natural world.
The Strait of Georgia, Juan de Fuca Strait, and Puget Sound are stunningly beautiful and hold an abundance of wildlife. Out of this paradise arose a rich culture among its first people. Today millions of people from around the world have chosen to settle there and a culture began to emerge connected to the surroundings. The question we pose is whether nature will become a part of the emerging culture or will it fade away?
Check out the trailer:
The Salish Sea project sought insight into how the diversity and abundant natural world of these waters inspired a unique lifestyle and culture of the people who reside around its shores. Seen through the eyes of biologist Dr. Rob Butler, the aim was to stimulate a discussion about a cultural response rooted in the natural world among all people around the Salish Sea. Although it was very much a personal journey of Rob’s the message is universal: How will we reconcile our ancient relationship with nature in a modern world?
Dr. Rob Butler is an award-winning ornithologist known for his research of birds, radio and television appearances, and for his popular writing. He a director of the Nature Trust of BC, co-founder of the Pacific WildLife Foundation, Fellow of The Explorers Club and the American Ornithologists Union, and an Outstanding Alumnus of two universities. He is also an adjunct professor of biology and has held executive positions in several science and conservation non-profits. His advice is regularly sought in Canada and abroad.
Reservations required – Space is Limited