Wildlife columnist Brian Keating talks about porcupines and one encounter he had in Africa.
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There are some things that money just can’t buy, like spending time in the wild hanging out with an icon like Jane Goodall. Brian Keating has been fortunate enough to do just that, and he joins CBC for a trip down memory lane.
Naturalist Brian Keating explains the difference between tundra and trumpeter swans.
Brian recently participated in the Willow Park Golf Charity Tournament to help raise funds for “Calgary Meals on Wheels.” Brian is pictured here with the successful auction bidders, who just happen to be the management team of Meals on Wheels. The successful bidders all enjoyed their own private room at the Rouge Resturant, who donated both the space and an incredible lunch to the cause.Brian was ‘purchased’ during the auction, and after their lunch at the Rouge, he entertained the group with a presentation on “Planning your Bucket List”, a tour to some special places around the world, via his ‘live-narrated’ video segments. The total amount raised at the tournament? A whopping $575,000 for this incredibly important organization!
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.
Children in the Wilderness: Update
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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.
“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’.