Conference 2017 – Expedition Cruising

AH18 October 16, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Creating Ambassadors: Expedition Cruising Helps Secure the Future of Sable Island” Allow us to introduce Cedar Swan, an adventurer and passionate outdoor enthusiast. The CEO of Adventure Canada—as well as an expedition planner…

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Conference 2017 – Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks:

AH18 October 15, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Seeking Sable’s Lost Wrecks: Following a Digital Paper Trail” With some 350 ships thought to have wrecked on Sable Island, it’s sometimes called “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. At our conference, Bill…

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Conference 2017 – Marine Debris and Micro Plastics

AH18 October 14, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Atlantic Canada Microplastics Research Project” Marine debris and micro plastics. Unpleasant for sure, but what does the research tell us? Ariel Smith, MEnv, is the Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation…

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Conference 2017 – Sable Island Horse Research

AH18 October 13, 2017

Confirmed presentation for Saturday October 21st: “Population Ecology of the Sable Island Horses”  Sable Island’s most famous inhabitants are its horses. And here’s the man who may understand them the best.Philip D. McLoughlin is an Associate Professor…

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Thank You Bill Freedman

October 28, 2015

It was sad to hear of the passing of Bill Freedman in late September 2015.…

AGM 2015 Recap

June 25, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 24th at the…

Conference Thanks

June 2, 2015

One month ago today we opened the first Sable Island Conference. It was exciting to…

2017 Scholarship – Applications Due Apr 15/17

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There are still ten sleeps until applications are due for our 2017 Scholarship worth $1000!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, all 2017 scholarship entries must showcase Nova Scotia’s integral role in Sable Island’s growth, development or preservation. Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, cultural history, government projects, wildlife, oil and gas activities, fresh water, tourism, meteorology, fishery, conservation, salvage, military. Use our website, including the previous scholarship winning entries and honourable mentions, as inspiration at www.sableislandfriends.ca

If you are a Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia who plans to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017 please consider applying.

If you know a Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia who plans to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2017 please share a link to our website.

 

We enjoy reviewing the variety of creative entries received. We look for those that present information about Sable Island in a well-researched and engaging manner so as to encourage others to learn more about this very unique place in our world. The details are available under our Scholarship tab or using this link http://www.sand.sableislandfriends.ca/?page_id=791

Best of luck to this year’s entrants! The deadline for application is April 15, 2017.