Osoyoos Desert Society Winter Program Series

Event Dates:
  • Sat February 3, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat February 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat March 10, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat March 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Event Cost: Admission by donation

GRASSLANDS – Movie & An Expert
February 3rd from 2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
View a documentary about one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. “Grasslands” examines the unique natural habitat of the mixed-grass prairie from the perspective of the ranchers, conservationists and aboriginal people who understand it best and live by preserving it. Following the film, meet Pluto the Burrowing Owl and learn more about this endangered grassland species with Lauren Meads, Executive Director of the Burrowing Owl Society.

BEARS – Movie & An Expert
February 17th from 2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Take a journey to BC’s Great Bear Rainforest to witness up-close footage of Canada’s legendary Spirit Bear. The “Spirit Bear” is a rare black bear that has white fur. The film follows a Spirit Bear mother with her two black-furred cubs as she tries to find food for her family while keeping them safe. After the film, Tom Saare, instructor with the BCIT Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program, will share his expertise on bears and bear safety.

March 10th from 2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. “An Inconvenient Sequel” follows Al Gore as he continues his fight, traveling around the world training climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Following the film collect a free action package and giveaways, and enter for a chance to win an energy saving gift basket.

BEES – Movie & An Expert
March 24th from 2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Take a look at an award-winning documentary to find out what is causing this phenomenon and what can be done to stop it. After the film, Nancy Holms with the University of British Columbia and Border Free Bees will share information about Kelowna’s nectar trail and what we can do to help bees.