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Bow Valley Naturalists 2021 speaker series begins with a look at the meaning of ice

The first talk of the 2021 Bow Valley Naturalists online speaker series is on Tuesday (Jan. 26) at 7:30 p.m. and features the work of Bow Valley resident and research scientists Dr. Shari Fox, who will present The Meaning of Ice: People and Sea Ice in the Arctic.

BOW VALLEY – The Bow Valley Naturalists will kick off its 2021 speaker series on Tuesday (Jan. 26) with a special presentation on sea ice in the Arctic.

Dr. Shari Fox will present The Meaning of Ice: People and Sea Ice in the Arctic at the online presentation at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The presentation will not be recorded in order to protect the copyright of artwork shared, so those interested in the presentation are encouraged to register on the Bow Valley Naturalists website for the link to the live event.

Fox's presentation will look at sea ice and how it is changing, which results in a a range of compounding effects on the environment, wildlife and the many Indigenous peoples who call the Arctic home. Her research builds a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to study shared environmental research questions, especially around sea ice, climate and weather. 

Fox is a research scientist and geographer with the National Now and Ice Data Centre, out of the University of Colorado Boulder, and a longtime resident of the Arctic. 

Originally from Ontario, Fox spent most of her adult life living in Nunavut and has collaborated with Inuit hunters and Elders on her research since 1995. She has lived in the community of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) for the last 15 years before moving to the Bow Valley. 

She continues to work remotely and travel back to Baffin Island. 


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