Schedule

BC Nature 2020
Annual General Meeting and Conference
Schedule

Photo by M. Masiel

We are very disappointed to announce that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 BC Nature AGM & Conference will not be held this year. BUT we are delighted to announce that the AGM & Conference will take place in Princeton next year in 2021;Thursday, May 27, 2021 thru Sunday, May 30, 2021.
As a registrant to this event you have 2 options: You can stay registered for 2021 or you can ask for a refund. Please indicate your intention by May 1, 2020, especially if you want a refund. For those requesting a refund, a small processing fee of $2.00 will be charge to offset our cost. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact me (Mary) at 250-295-7154 or email registration@vffn.ca
BC Nature will be providing further information in the weeks to come re: this situation. Also if you made motel reservations it will be best to cancel.
Your interest in our AGM & Conference is greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you next year.
Take care and stay healthy.
VERMILION FORKS FIELD NATURALISTS


Register online and pay by e-transfer, credit card, or PayPal. Or you can print a registration form and waiver to complete and send them along with a cheque to Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists, Box 2074, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0.

BC Nature Conference and Annual General Meeting May 28 – 31, 2020
“Similkameen Spring”
Hosted by Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists (VFFN) Princeton, BC

Thursday, May 28, 2020

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm — BC Nature Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Club Representatives Meeting (light meal provided)
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Registration check in
A one and a half hour historic tour of Princeton also repeated as a farewell tour on Sunday. The tours  begin at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm from Riverside.
Dinner on your own
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm — Opening remarks from Upper Similkameen Indian Band Chief and Princeton’s  Mayor
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm — Presentation #1: Hummingbird Project of BC — Sue Elwell and Alison Moran

Friday, May 29, 2020

6:00 am – 8:00 am — Early morning birding (pre-registration required)
7:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration check in
9:00 am – 3:00 pm — All field trips take place. Finish times will vary. See website for details.
Provide your own bag lunch.
For 1/2 day tours the following presentations will take place at the Riverside Theatre after your morning  field trip. Presentations also available to any group finishing early.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Presentation #2: Grasslands and Fire Ecology — Don Gayton
Break
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm — Presentation #3: Connecting People with Birds: BC Nature’s IBA Program —  Krista Kaptein
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm — BC Nature Group Meetings at various sites
Dinner on your own
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm — Presentation #4: What Princeton’s Fossils Tell Us — Dr. Bruce Archibald

Saturday, May 30, 2020

6:00 am – 8:00 am — Early morning birding (pre-registration required)
7:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration check in
8:00 am – 9:00 am — Continental breakfast provided
9:30 am – 10:30 am — Presentation #5: Restoration of Sockeye Salmon to the Okanagan River — Lee  McFadyen
10:45 am – 11:45 am — Presentation #6: Whitebark Pine — Randy Moody
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Buffet Luncheon
1:15 pm – 4:15 pm — AGM
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Social Hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm — Banquet at the Princeton Arena
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm — BC Nature Awards and Raffle winners
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Presentation #7: Birds of the Similkameen and Okanagan — Ed Lahaie

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Free Farewell tours (pre-registration required)
See Field Trips Page for details.

Historic look at Princeton
Bike ride at China Ridge
Hike at China Ridge
Walk to the Hoodoos
Timber Hill
Baldy

All field trips and speakers may be subject to change.

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