Local Climate Change Presentation with Dr. Richard Hebda

A very special speaker will be joining us at the Hornby Island Community Hall on June 1st. Long time BC climate researcher Dr. Richard Hebda will give a presentation called “Climate Change, Ecosystems, and Adaptation for the Future of Hornby Island.

Richard Hebda is the Royal BC Museum’s former Curator of Botany and Earth History. He has a PhD in Botany and has taught in various environmental science departments at Uvic. He studies plant fossils and their distribution over time and place to shed light on the condition, history and evolution of BC’s landscape and climate. He also studies ethnobotany of BC First Nations, restoration of natural systems and processes, ecology and origins of Garry Oak and alpine ecosystems and botany of grasses.

Tickets will be at the gas bar on Wednesday afternoon. Cost for this fundraising event is $15 per adult. Free for 18 and under. Event begins at 7:00 pm. Doors: 6:30 pm. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Hope that you can join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about climate change in our local context.

Read more about Dr. Hebda here.
Richard Hebda Poster
Camas at Grassy Point photo: barb biagi.
Helliwell Park in the snow photo: Kihan Yoon-Henderson.

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