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Green Jobs Forum 2014

Brian will be the opening keynote speaker for Calgary’s first ever Green Jobs Forum on December 3. It offers professionals, students and the general public an in-depth exploration of career options and industry trends in the growing Green Economy. The day long event is free, and will have over 30 ‘green’ organizations represented.  The green job sector is a fast growing sector in Canada!
For more information: http://greenjobsforum.ca
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Junior Forest Wardens

Encouraging young people to hike, canoe and camp in our Canadian outdoors is something Brian has talked about for years, using his presentations as a tool of inspiration. He recently presented one of his talks to some 500 Calgary Junior Forest Wardens, a keen group of young outdoor enthusiasts and nature keeners. Pictured here with Brian are the organizers of the event, who are only a few of the inspirational leaders of their respective young Junior Forest Warden club members.
Airdrie Hawks Junior Forest Wardens 2014
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CBC The Homestretch: Urban Birds

Homestretch naturalist, Brian Keating, talks about urban birds.

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/columnists/wildlife/2014/11/24/brian-keating-on-urban-birds/

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CBC The Homestretch: Brian Keating on Elk

This week on the CBC The Homestretch, Brian Keating explains why hunters are culling Alberta’s elk herd.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2605305524

Rocky Mountain Elk (lat. Cervus canadensis)

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Children in the Wilderness: Update

Children in the Wilderness: Update

 
In October, Brian donated a pair of binoculars to Children in the Wilderness, a non-profit organization that facilitates sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Recently, his gift was delivered to the Eco-Club students of Jakalasi Primary School. Mr Mark Ncube, pictured below, is one of the Eco-Club teachers and he and his group of students were so excited to try the binoculars out. We are thrilled to hear that they were very much welcomed by the Club and will certainly add to the program.
To be able to contribute to further adventure and exploration is a great honour. Go Wild, Eco Club! 

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CBC The Homestretch: Eagle Count

Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating talks about the recent fall eagle count in the Canadian Rockies.

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/columnists/wildlife/2014/11/10/brian-keating-and-the-fall-eagle-count/

Golden Eagle

For more information on the Eagle Watch visit: http://www.eaglewatch.ca/eagle_fieldnotes/eagle_watch_join_the_count.html

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CBC’s The Homestretch: Polar Bears

During Brian’s most recent trip to Churchill, Manitoba he saw and counted fifteen healthy polar bears! Listen to Brian’s latest segment on the CBC’s The Homstretch, where he speaks on how these spectacular bears survive arctic temperatures, as well as some of the issues they are facing today.

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/episode/2014/11/03/brian-keating-visits-polar-bears-in-manitoba/

Polar bear mom and two yearlings 2014 Polar bear toying with old glove 2014 Polar bear walking near buggy 2014

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Mount Kilimanjaro: Gaining Gratitude

“The evening of the day Brian and his group returned to the hotel in Arusha after their successful Kilimanjaro climb, he sent this photo onward to Carolyn, the daughter of Barb, one of the very proud 26 Calgary Health Trust climbers. Her daughters response, as posted on her Facebook site:

“My mom made it to the top of Kilimanjaro today… Talk about inspirational parenting!”

Barb commented in a recent email to Brian: ‘I cried when I read it – just as I cried when I reached Uhuru Peak’.

Sunrise ascent
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CBC’s The Homestretch: Canada Geese

With the weather cooling off, Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating talks about the annual southern migration of geese.

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/columnists/wildlife/2014/10/28/brian-keating-on-geese/

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Children in the Wilderness

Brian Keating proudly supports Children in the Wilderness, a non-profit organization that facilitates sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.

Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of Celestron Binoculars to the Children In The Wilderness Programme which we received from our Hwange Camps recently.  Your note indicated that you would like these binoculars to be given to a child on the CITW programme. We work with eight different schools in Hwange, Lukosi, Dete & Victoria Falls (approximately 2815 children) and I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s difficult to try and single out one student over & above the rest, however one of our programmes has included the implementation of Eco Clubs at the schools we work with.  We feel these binoculars would be perfect to donate to a deserving school’s Eco Club so that a group of eco-conscious children can share the benefit of your fabulous gift.  Thank you so much for considering CITW, we really do appreciate your contribution and have no doubt they will bring many hours of joy & enlightenment to the children that are lucky enough to receive them. 

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To learn more visit: http://www.childreninthewilderness.com

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