Do you participate in the Canmore Museum Stories of Canmore Book Club? Do you want to learn more about the themes highlighted in the monthly books? Do you need a way to spend more time with your Canmore Book Club friends? If so, please join us for our Stories of Canmore: Topic Deep Dives where guest speakers will add different perspectives to the themes brought up in our monthly book choice.
Febuary’s book is Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta by Kevin Van Tighem. This book looks at Alberta’s complicated history with conservation and the environment. To continue our discussion we will deep dive into environmental concerns specific to the Bow Valley with a focus on ways residents can act to mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
We will be joined by Jodi Conuel the Program Coordinator at Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley. At the Biosphere Institute she leads the Shift Program. In this role, she uses a variety of community engagement tools to empower Bow Valley residents to take meaningful action on climate change. Her responsibilities span from evaluation of local renewable energy potential, to organization of participatory workshops, to authoring a monthly newsletter with tips about how to reduce your carbon footprint. Jodi is motivated by a long-standing interest in climate change issues, sustainable living and human-wildlife conflict resolution.
Prior to joining the Biosphere Institute, Jodi’s career focused on human-wildlife conflict, mitigating the environmental impacts of development projects, and habitat enhancement. Jodi has also worked in education, providing onsite wildlife education and supporting science and technology departments within schools. She has several years of experience working in management in both the environmental and hospitality sectors.