Early Afternoon Sessions 1:00 - 2:15
Aquatic invasive species continue to be an issue throughout the province. We will explore the program “Don’t Let it Loose” and the speakers will document ways in which to approach the situation in your region. Discover some tactics which could be implemented in your neighbourhood.
Egg to Fry (repeat)
New strategies and techniques for optimum survival. Our egg collection, fertilization, disinfection, incubation and rearing, affect salmon throughout their life cycle. Understand what is happening inside the egg as we handle them from first division of their cells to ponding.
Fish Dissection (hands-on)
Explore the wonders of salmon anatomy through a real-life demonstration. Participants will perform their own hands-on dissection and learn how to give an engaging presentation in a classroom or at a public event. Studying salmon anatomy provides a unique opportunity to understand how fish are adapted to their aquatic environment.
Presenters: Bev Bowler and Judy Hillaby
Grassroots Fundraising - tools for strengthening supporter donations
Whether a charity or not, building financial stability for your activities often rests in the strength of your donor base. Building broad based donor support can give you the flexibility to focus your work on where you need it most. This session will walk through a 5-step process for building and strengthening the donor base of your stewardship programs. Participants will leave with new tools and inspiration to deepen donor development for their programs and/or groups. Hosted by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, an initiative designed to build, connect and support freshwater constituencies across Canada.
An overview of coho and chinook escapement with a review of the types of estimation DFO requires. We will look at where and when volunteers fit in to these estimates based on risk management, flexibility of study design, operating environments and other conditions.
Presenters: Richard Bailey
Stream Restoration (outside)
Explore DFO’s framework to help your planning process. How to assess the completed project and plan ongoing monitoring and maintenance. What are the limiting factors with projects? Could it be a lack of gravel, a limited number of pools for rearing or other factors?