SHARING AND CREATING KNOWLEDGE

ON THE SAUGEEN (BRUCE) PENINSULA

2022 SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE FORUM

SAVE THE DATE! The Sources of Knowledge Board had decided to postpone this year’s spring Forum due to the rise in covid-19 spread in our community. We’ve made some adjustments and will be holding it in the fall instead! Scheduled for October 28 – 30, we hope to have many of the same speakers joining us and look forward to welcoming everyone back.

Stay tuned for more details, which will be posted as they become available!

WHAT’S HAPPENING


On May 9, 2022, the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Council approved the Climate Change Action Plan prepared by the citizen advisory committee. This is a great step forward! While there are lots of climate change plans out there, this one is very succinct and focused on very doable, measurable actions that the Municipality and local citizens can take. The Committee will continue its work, adding to the plan over time and encouraging action.
NBP Climate Action Plan – Summary Report
NBP Climate Action Plan – Technical Report

SOK is hiring!

Sources of Knowledge is hiring an Administrator on a part-time basis (variable hours) for an on-going term. This individual would provide clerical and administrative support to the Board of Directors including managing the budget, preparing financial statements, organizing board meetings, and playing a key role in the annual Forums. Please send your resume, or any questions, to info@sourcesofknowledge.ca.

We are also hiring a Project Coordinator on a part-time basis (15 hours/week) for a three-year term from mid-May to mid-September annually to coordinate the Tobermory Seabin Citizen Science Project. This position involves recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers (15-20) and assisting in raising public awareness on Great Lakes water quality issues. Visit our Seabin Citizen Science Project page for more details, or email Inspector Seabin and Owen at inspectorseabin@sourcesofknowledge.ca.
Feel free to apply for both positions!

New Project Alert!

The Sources of Knowledge (SOK) board, in partnership with Parks Canada and Friends of the Bruce District Parks, is launching a three-year citizen science project in 2022 to retrieve, categorize, and quantify debris collected in three SeaBins located in Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario. The project season will run from mid-May to mid-September. Visit our Seabins Project page to learn more about the technology and what we’re doing – and keep an eye out for an article in the next issue of the Bruce Peninsula Press!
Two seabins; one in the water, one showing contents.

The Sources of Knowledge Forum is intended to demonstrate how research in Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the surrounding community, and beyond can contribute to knowledge and understanding of the Saugeen-Bruce Peninsula.

In an effort to further the Sources of Knowledge goal to encourage and enable youth to be stewards of this remarkable place, we also administer an annual Student Bursary Award in partnership with Parks Canada. This bursary program has allowed us to help local students finance their post-secondary education, in areas of conservation and related themes, to work toward a prospective career with Parks Canada.

Our SoK Talk initiative aims to provide ongoing opportunities, outside of the Forum, to share knowledge on a wide variety of special interest topics. Subjects from the past, present, and future that help propagate continuous learning and understanding of the Peninsula and its people.

We acknowledge that SoK operates on the Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And we further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.

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