Park Talk:  Telling the Story of Glacial Lake Calgary

Park Talk: Telling the Story of Glacial Lake Calgary

Now retired and able to pursue his passions, John Railton been researching the little-known history of Glacial Lake Calgary. John will open your mind to new aspects of our local environment, its history, and its impact on us and our lives today.

There is more to nature and its effects on humans than we understand! We see a landscape, but don’t understand its story. Let John be your guide on this journey from history to modern day Calgary.

About the Presenter: John Railton

John Railton has three degrees in environmental sciences. During his Masters, he studied permafrost and peatlands in the Hudson’s Bay Lowlands. While at Dalhousie University he studied paleoecology (pollen grains in lake sediment to determine if there was a south mountain icecap in south-central Nova Scotia) and the effects of climate change on vegetation.

He has worked as an environmental manager, regulator, director of research and development, quasi-judicial board member, consultant and lecturer. His assignments have taken him to eight different countries as an environmental consultant.

October 23, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Nan Boothby Library
405 Railway St W

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A Different Kind of Park

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is where it all comes together – the past, the present, and the future. Come for an hour, a morning or a day… there’s always something to see at the Park. Within minutes of Calgary and Cochrane, but remote enough to allow for you to recreate, relax and reflect in rural surroundings. This is your Park!

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Glenbow Ranch 1983, Theo Mitchell
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Waverly Ranch tree 1983, Theo Mitchell
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