GIVING (& GIVING BACK)
Become a member or renew today! As a member of Nature Regina, you join a community of people who are interested in exploring, learning about, and enjoying the great outdoors.
With your membership you receive our bi-monthly newsletter, notices of our monthly presentations (September - May), field trips and other important activities and events, and voting rights at the Nature Regina annual general meeting in May.
Our membership year is from September 1st to August 31st of the following year. Memberships obtained in February to August will be good until the end of the following membership year. As a monthly donor, your membership will be automatically renewed each year.
Every third Monday from September to May Nature Regina hosts a nature presentation at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (located at 2445 Albert St., Regina).
Nature Regina organizes Field Trips in and around Regina. These trips are usually held on the weekend, and are led by members. There is no cost, although carpooling is recommended and it is polite to offer to share gas costs. Most field trips leave from the parking lot of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
Six times a year the newsletter informs Nature Regina members about Society’s activities as well as other environmental concerns and information.
Download our Membership Form and mail it with your cheque to Nature Regina, Box 291, Regina, SK S4P 3A1, or bring it to the monthly meeting at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (located at 2445 Albert St.)
Complete the Membership Form at a monthly meeting. See the Calendar for dates.
Donations are greatly appreciated and go towards programming to fulfill our mission, which is to foster a greater appreciation of all aspects of the natural environment through presentations, field trips, education programs and environmental advocacy. Donations to the Conservation Fund go towards supporting our Graduate Student Scholarship. Donors receive a tax receipt, and are acknowledged by name in our Annual Report.
STUDENT CONSERVATION GRANT
Nature Regina has an annual Conservation Grant of up to $1500 for student projects that contribute to the conservation of nature and biological diversity.
Nature Regina, (NR), is a non-profit organization founded in 1933 that is committed to fostering awareness and appreciation of the natural ecological systems that sustain us in and around Regina or more broadly throughout the prairie provinces. NR members share an interest in exploring and learning about the natural world and seek to conserve our present and future natural environment.
The Conservation Grant, which is made available each year, is targeted at students who need financial assistance and, on occasion, other kinds of help from naturalists, to carry out their nature based projects. Projects that further the understanding of ecological relationships in the natural environment in Southern Saskatchewan are preferred candidates for the grant.
Nature Regina requires that, upon completion of the project, the successful applicant will either make an oral presentation at one of the society’s monthly meetings or provide a full written report to Nature Regina.
The 2020 Student Conservations Grant has been awarded to Rebecca Dunkleberger. Congratulations!
I am a first-year master's student at the University of Regina pursuing a MSc in Biology. My lab focuses on remote sensing in forest ecology and I will be the first in my lab to use thermal imaging in this environment. In 2019, I graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with a BS in Biology: Environmental Science and minors in Botany and Sustainability. As an undergraduate, I was employed as a research aid examining the heavy metal pollution of Pittsburgh by studying local lichen. I also investigated the limiting soil nutrients for microorganisms in the Chihuahuan Desert in 2018 with the University of Texas in El Paso. I was an active and outspoken student, serving as the 2019 Class President and campus coordinator for the 2017 March for Science. I hope to bring this love for campus involvement to my time at the U of R by volunteering with Lets Talk Science (an education outreach program to promote STEM) and Bugs (the biological society at the U of R).
Nature Regina has purchased an Operation Water Pollution water testing kit, supplied bythe Safe Drinking Water Foundation, for Campbell Collegiate High School in Regina.
The 11 lessons in the Operation Water Pollution program represent a comprehensive unit on water issues. Each lesson generally builds on the previous one and includes relevant, up-to-date and well-researched fact sheets and background information.
However, teachers may use any lesson on their own, or any combination, understanding that they may need to add some of the background information provided in other lessons. Every lesson can be further modified or enriched for the age and abilities of students, from grades 5 to 12. Lessons may be easily changed to reflect local conditions and situations as well, especially if teachers are/become aware and informed about their own area’s water issues.
The kit includes a TDS (total dissolved solids) and pH meter.