It has been two years since the official ribbon-cutting for the Blaauw Eco Forest, a generous gift to TWU by the Blaauw family. In those two years we have learned so much more about the forest through our scientific research, discovering rare species of frogs, snails, mosses and photographing the wildlife that inhabit the forest. So it’s time to celebrate! To celebrate we will be reprising some of the artistic expression that drew national attention to the forest in the first place – such as the Han Shan poetry exhibit that featured 200 poems hung in the trees.
Schedule of Events:
- 11:00am - 12:30pm | Music Building Room 201
Two years of discoveries in the Blaauw Eco Forest – Dr. David Clements
Blue-listed red-legged frogs thriving at the Blaauw Eco Forest – Sterling Balzer
Discovering non-vascular plants and a bog at Blaauw Eco Forest – Beth Guirr
- 1:00-2:30pm | Forest at 257A Street off 84 Ave in Langley View map (access off 257A St at the commemorative granite stone)
Blaauw Eco Forest Celebration
Welcome by David Clements, TWU Department of Geography and Environment
Han Shan Poetry readings – MC Susan McCaslin
Opus One Women’s Choir
Remarks by Susan Falk, artist inspired by the Han Shan exhibit
Forest Dance choreographed and danced by Eleanor Felton
Registration is free, with the option to purchase a catered bag lunch in the forest. Lunch must be pre-purchased.
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