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.
Online Memberships and Renewals HERE:
Mail-in Memberships and Renewals HERE:
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).
Complete the Membership Form at a monthly meeting. See the Calendar for dates.
Senior 65+ $15
Junior <18 $15
For online memberships, your membership fee qualifies as a donation for a tax receipt, and therefore is called a donation on the form.
Our membership year is from September 1 to August 31 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.
Nature Regina organizes Field Trips and other events in and around Regina. These trips are usually held on the weekend and led by members. There is no cost for field trips. Registration can be found at Events.
Six times a year the newsletter informs Nature Regina members about Society’s activities as well as other environmental concerns and information.
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 2021 Student Conservations Grant has been awarded to Kelsey Bell. Congratulations!
I am a first-year master’s student at the University of Regina, pursing a MSc. in Biology. I am originally from Winnipeg, MB, where I received my BSc. in Biology, from the University of Manitoba. I am an avid birder and I love to tell anyone willing to listen just how amazing birds are. In Winnipeg, I volunteer at Fort Whyte Alive as a birding guide and I am heavily involved with Delta Marsh Bird
Observatory, assisting with public events and workshops. I hope to eventually turn my passion for birds and outreach into a career.
I have a strong interest in grassland songbird ecology and conservation. This interest stems from several years of grassland bird research and surveying in North Dakota, Montana, and Manitoba. When the opportunity arose to study grassland birds in Saskatchewan, I jumped at the chance. My master’s research will examine the extent to which cattle grazing can be used to improve habitat suitability for threatened grassland birds. I consider myself lucky to be studying one of my favourite birds, the Sprague’s Pipit and I am hopeful that my results will help guide grassland management strategies to improve and maintain habitat for avian species-at-risk.
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.