Benefits of Brown Bats & Building Bat Homes

(The following was scripted by Humber Natural History Society)

Bats are often misunderstood creatures. While many people are afraid of bats they are not only interesting but can be an actual benefit to your back yard. Come learn more about these fascinating little creatures and take our batty true or false challenge.

Our talk will focus on the little brown bat and the efforts in our province to study and protect them. We will learn why to put up a bat house and how to build one.
Includes some batty games and crafts! A nutrition break will be provided.

Join us August 3 from 1:30-4:30 at the Corner Brook Museum at 2 West Street.
Age range for this event is 5 and up.

Pre-registration is required. A $5 registration fee applies.
To register phone 1-709-634-2518 or e-mail info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email: jillian.whittle@manuelsriver.com

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
Qualifications
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2
info@manuelsriver.com

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ECT Birdwatching Hike with CPAWS-NL

Join CPAWS-NL for a walk along the East Coast Trail near St. John’s to view nesting seabirds. The hike will take place on Thursday July 20 at 2:00pm.

Meet at the Freshwater Bay trail parking lot on Blackhead Road just east of Shea Heights at 1:45. From there we will walk to Peggy’s Leg to view nesting seabirds. Total distance of hike (round trip) will be about 9km and should take 3-4 hours. Difficulty is moderate. Be sure to bring appropriate footwear and sufficient food and water.

For more information CPAWS-NL can be contacted at (709) 726-5800 or nlcoordinator@cpaws.org

Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10am-12pm

NatureNL has an annual short fieldtrip on Mount Scio to view the pink lady slipper orchids. Initially this walk was led by Charlie Horwood, a long-time natural historian and a founding member of NatureNL. Since his death, we have continued the traditional outing as the Charlie Horwood Memorial Lady Slipper Walk. While the re-growth and development of trails in the area have markedly reduced their numbers, we typically see several hundred blooms in the 75 minute easy walk. Due to the late spring we have scheduled the outing a week later than it traditionally would have been.

We will meet at the MUN Vivarium Parking Lot, off Mount Scio Road, opposite and a bit east of the MUN Botanical Garden entrance. Park in the paved lot off that roadway, on the right very near Mount Scio Road.

For more details, contact Allan Stein, or visit us at naturenl.ca.
Leader: Allan Stein | arstein@mun.ca | (709)895-2056

NatureTalks – St. Johns

Facebook event: NatureTalks – St. Johns

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) NatureTalks speaker series is visiting St. John’s for the first time in its five-year history, on June 8th, 2017 at Memorial University.

NatureTalks is a thought-provoking evening of discussion. Join us as a panel of experts expand our views of Canada’s nature as a resource, an inspiration and a place that sustains life.

Event speakers:

-Karen Clarke-Whistler: Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group
-Dan Kraus: National Conservation Biologist, NCC
-Lori McCarthy: Owner/Operator, Cod Sound
-Richard Louv (video): Author, Last Child in the Woods, Vitamin N
-More speakers to be announced!

Moderated by:
Jane Gilbert: Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, NCC

More information:
Price: $10 per ticket OR $15 for two tickets
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location: Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, MUN – St. John’s Campus, 230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s, NL
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7:00 p.m

Questions? Email events@natureconservancy.ca or call 1-800-465-8005