Come Walk With Us Webinar
Taking place on February 24 at 7 pm
, Hike Nova Scotia’s Come Walk With Us webinar is about this epic trek of 24,000 km across Canada - currently in progress - along the world’s longest pathway, The Great Trail. Join Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton for this one-hour session to hear stories of their time on The Great Trail, the world’s longest recreational pathway, highlighting how easy it is to get outdoors, be an explorer, and enjoy nature – from your backyard to the Boreal. They will discuss trails they have ventured along, wildlife and birds that they have encountered, share simple steps people can take to help birds, and note a few free Apps that people can use to become involved in conservation through Citizen Science. In particular, they will highlight Citizen Science as a way for youth to bridge the divide between their digital landscapes and the natural one.
Note: This is a live webinar only; there will be no recording available afterward.
The presenters are Dr. Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton of Come Walk With Us
Dr. Sonya Richmond completed an BSc in Biology and Environmental Resource Science, as well as a MSc in Watershed Ecosystems Management at Trent University before earning a PhD from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto. Afterwards she completed her post-doctoral research at Birds Studies Canada and began work as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst. She has presented at professional academic conferences, published peer reviewed articles and more recently has worked on analyzing the Bird Breeding Atlases for British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Sean Morton is a professional landscape and architecture photographer who has had his images published in trail and nature magazines across Canada, and won a number of photography awards. His current project is photographing the length of the Great Trail, showcasing Canada’s culture diversity and natural beauty.
The webinar is offered in partnership with the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Registration is required in advance. The webinar is free for Hike NS paid members and $20 for non-members (who then receive a free one-year individual membership). There is a limited number of spots available as we want to give attendees a chance to ask questions and this is better facilitated with smaller groups.
Note: We recommend participating in the webinar electronically through your computer or device. If you experience audio or video issues, you can call-in in addition to or instead of electronically. Please note that, if you call-in, long distance charges will apply according to whatever arrangement you have with your telecommunications provider.
February 24: Come Walk with Us at 7 pm Register Here
After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. It is your responsibility to confirm you have received the confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filter. If it is not there, contact Hike NS and do so at least two hours before the webinar.
Please do not share the webinar link as it is unique to your registration. There is a limited number of spots available in the webinar and they are reserved for those who are registered.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Hike NS requires one day of notice in order to reimburse anyone who wishes to cancel their registration (by 7 pm the day before the webinar). Sometimes Hike NS must cancel a webinar due to instructor illness, low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstance. If Hike NS has to cancel the webinar, you will be contacted as soon as possible and will be fully reimbursed. You will not be reimbursed if you missed the webinar because you could not find the webinar link. After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar. It is your responsibility to confirm you have received the confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filter. If it is not there, contact Hike NS
and do so at least two hours before the webinar.