May Dinner Meeting
May 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Our Annual Dinner meeting will be Thursday 21 May. This year our dinner will be at the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess, 18 Craftsman Blvd, CFB Kingston. (Next month’s newsletter will include a map.) This venue has ample parking and level access (NO stairs). The venue opens at 6:00, dinner starts at 7:00 pm. Cost will be $60 per person for a choice of beef or chicken or vegetarian meal. Ticket are available until 14 May from Polly at the March and April meetings, or by contacting her (pollyaiken13 at gmail.com or 343-363-1342).
Speaker Michael Runtz
Michael’s association with Algonquin spans sixty years and includes working in the Park as an interpretive naturalist for 14 seasons. Michael hosted the international television series Wild by Nature, authored and illustrated 13 natural history books including Algonquin Wild and an award-winning children’s book on beavers for which he provided the images. In addition, Michael has written more than 1,100 natural history articles for newspapers and magazines (Nature’s Way is nearing its 30th season). Michael currently teaches Natural History and Ornithology courses at Carleton University where more than 50,000 students have taken his courses. His numerous awards include the Council of Canadian University Biology Chairs Distinguished Public Science Education Award and several Carleton University Teaching Achievement Awards. A popular keynote speaker and media guest, Michael was the only Canadian featured in the TVO/NHK Japan’s Superteachers series.