June, 2023

202303Jun10:00 AM2:00 PM2nd Annual Indigenous Knowledge & Sea Level Rise Symposium10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT Maplewood Flats Conservation Area 2649 Dollarton Highway North Vancouver, BC V7H 1B1 Organizer: Wild Bird Trust Of British Columbia Region:PacificTopic:Climate Change,Environment,Indigenous,Industry,NetworkingCost:$Country:CanadaConfidence:High


Connect with leading edge scientists, landscape architects, and climate activists to explore Indigenous Knowledge and sea-level rise issues

The Wild Bird Trust membership, local DNV residents and interested publics are invited to attend our second annual symposium (June 3rd, 2023, 10am-2pm, Maplewood Flats Nature House) to connect with leading edge scientists from UBC’s Living with Water Institute, Indigenous Knowledge keepers, and practitioners exploring sea-level rise issues in Burrard Inlet.

We will consider global and local impacts on climate change and sea-level rise, explore actions and innovations being taken, understand how Indigenous Knowledge is guiding solutions, and consider landscape architecture alternatives on the site. Speakers will be present in the nature house, as well as across the site through scheduled nature walks.

By centering climate solutions with Indigenous Knowledge we can effectively apply both a justice lens and a science lens to this crisis. Hear from a wide range of professionals and academics who use tools to address the sea-level rise here in Coast Salish lands and waters. Public policy on climate change adaptation must include education and orientation to practical local solutions.

Through our 2nd annual symposium we bring hard science and technical solutions to the waterfront of the DNV. Climate action can not be led and solved by technicians and specialists, it has to be conducted and advanced by the public. This program directly trains local residents and provides opportunities to apply knowledge systems in situ at Maplewood Flats. This makes one of the key sites in North Vancouver more adaptive and resilient to the impacts of climate change by centering solutions in the public domain.

HOW TO ATTEND: This event will be onsite at the Nature House and on the trails. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite. We will also send you a Volunteer Intake Form that we invite you to complete in advance of the session.

Tickets are $20 including lunch. FREE for Coast Salish.

Coffee and bannock served from 10:30-11am and bowl of soup served at 1-1:15pm


Saturday, June 3 - 10:00am 2023 - Saturday, June 3 - 2:00pm 2023 PDT


Maplewood Flats Conservation Area 2649 Dollarton Highway North Vancouver, BC V7H 1B1


Wild Bird Trust Of British Columbia

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