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The Edmonton Hiking/Walking Meetup Group Message Board › New Meetup: Waskahegan - On Dry Land: Detecting Drought in Alberta's Past

New Meetup: Waskahegan - On Dry Land: Detecting Drought in Alberta's Past

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Announcing a new Meetup for The Edmonton Hiking/Walking Meetup Group!

What: Waskahegan - On Dry Land: Detecting Drought in Alberta's Past

When: November 2, 2009 7:00 PM

Campers Village - West
10951 170 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 4V6
780 484-2700

Each year the Waskahegan Trail Association hosts a Fall Social. This year's event is at Campers Village. It is for both members and the general public. So, if you want to learn more about the trail or perhaps just purchase some gear at a good price - this for you!

Our guest speaker is Alwynne B. Beaudoin of the Royal Alberta Museum. She will describe some of the new and surprising findings from the studies On Dry Land: Detecting Drought in Alberta's Past:

Dramatic images of drought have become part of the mythology of Alberta - cracked earth, dried-up lakes, and dust clouds threatening settlements. Yet, for thousands of years, people living in Alberta have coped with periodic drought. Now, new research is helping to provide a better long-term perspective for these

Are all droughts the same? Do droughts show predictable patterns? Are recent droughts really more severe and apocalyptic than events in the distant past? Through the investigation of lake sediments and tree rings, we are coming to understand that drought is part of the rhythm of life on the prairies.

Refreshments will be served following the presetation.

This evening is hosted by Campers Village and is free to WTA members and the general public, however seating is limited. If you are interested in attending you MUST RSVP by October 31, 2009. To do this call or visit Campers Village: 10951—170 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4V6 or Phone 780-484-2700 or 1.888.231.4753.

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