The Club meets monthly, from September to May. The highlight of the meeting is a guest speaker, who talks about an always-interesting aspect of life in this area. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the community, and to meet, or reconnect with, new or old friends. Members also share information about discoveries they have made while exploring the area, so we all benefit from their adventure! Of course, there are always a few business items to take care of as well. See below for details on the next meeting.
When: First Tuesday of the month (September to May)
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Wolfville Farmers Market, DeWolfe Bldg., 24 Elm Avenue
7:00 to 7:30: Refreshments and socializing
7:30 to 8.30: Business items followed by guest speaker and Q+A.
Please join us, and find out what the club is all about! First timers are always welcome.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Our next public meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Join us to hear Graham Daborn speak about the richness of the Bay of Fundy.
Graham Daborn is Professor Emeritus at Acadia University. From 1973-2004 he taught courses in ecology, limnology, estuarine biology, and introductory biology. His research has dealt with the ecology of the Bay of Fundy with particular respect to the environmental implications of tidal power. He has been a member of the Experts Committee on Marine Renewable Energy for the International Energy Agency, a volunteer member of the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Committee (EMAC) for the Fundy Ocean Research Centre (FORCE) since its establishment in 2009, and a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA).
Graham will explain why the Bay of Fundy is exceptional. It has the world’s greatest recorded tidal range (greater than16m), and an area of 16,000 km². Together with the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, it represents a biologically rich coastal system with high productivity, a great diversity of habitats, and therefore a high biological diversity: at least 2,300 species are found in the Bay, about 2/3 of all those ( approximately3,400) in the whole Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and Bay of Fundy system, but in little more than 15% of the total area. More than 20 species of marine mammals have been recorded from the Bay, 120 species of fish, and 177 marine birds.