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Posted: March 15, 2014

Naturalists presentation for newcomers

By Jenna Madsen

As part of the Welcoming Communities project, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Cranbrook Public Library have teamed up to provide a free one hour presentation for newcomers. This presentation is intended for any newcomers, particularly anyone who has immigrated with in the last 10 years.

Greg Ross of the Rocky Mountain Naturalists stated; “Our organization is very family friendly and is open to people of all ages and whether it is snow shoe hikes, the Christmas Bird Count or summer forays into nature there is always something new to learn.”

Ross encourages those interested in finding a bit more about naturalist groups in B.C. to visit the website of their umbrella organization www.bcnature.ca .

The presentation will be Thursday, March 20 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Manual Training Room, and is part of the Welcoming Communities Project, which is a partnership between Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the Cranbrook Public Library and made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of BC.

If you are interested in birding, flowers, animals or just being out in nature then attend this free session. Register by March 19 by calling call Jenna Madsen at the Cranbrook Public Library at 250-426-4063 or email [email protected] .


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