Edmontonians take a lot of pride in our parks and natural areas. But how did they come to be the way they are, and how well do they make space for humans and other species? Join Let’s Find Out host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and producer Trevor Chow-Fraser for a live podcast recording at the Aviary, with short talks and activities about parks and a chance to meet fellow listeners.
At the end, you’ll get a chance to submit a question for our upcoming season about parks and natural areas in and around our city.
September 29, 2022
Doors at 6:30 PM
Event at 7:00 PM
The Aviary – 9314 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB
Buy tickets online in advance: $17
At the door: $20
This venue has a step-free entrance at the back and step-free bathrooms inside. This event is all ages, and drinks will be available at the bar.
Let’s Find Out is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network.
Special guest speakers:
Sarah De Lano is a mother and language instructor. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has ancestral ties to River Lot 28, one lot over from where the Kinnaird/Rat Creek Ravine sits and very close to where she currently lives in the community of Parkdale. She harvests plants and berries in the Ravine with her daughter and has recently completed a community-based research project and recipe book on diversity in greenspace and urban agriculture.
Marilyn Dumont is a Metis poet, writer, and professor, and teaches for the faculties of Arts and Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her four collections of poetry have won either provincial or national awards: A Really Good Brown Girl (1996); green girl dreams Mountains (2001); that tongued belonging (2007); The Pemmican Eaters (2015). She was awarded 2018 Lifetime Membership from the League of Canadian Poets for her contributions to poetry in Canada, and in 2019, awarded the University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Artist Award.
Tara Russell is the Program Director at CPAWS Northern Alberta. She started working with CPAWS in 2015, where her passion and knowledge of Alberta’s wild spaces have allowed her to wear many hats in the organization. She has led projects to better protect our natural heritage: ask her about Alberta’s parks, public land, caribou conservation, and work to protect the North Saskatchewan River Headwaters. Outside of her work with CPAWS, she recharges in the very places she works to protect – and brings her friends and family along for the ride.