Talking About | Beringia: Relics from the Ice Age

Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Place: REGINA | Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Admission by donation.

Beringia, an area that once encompassed Siberia, Alaska and the Yukon, all of which were joined by a land-bridge up until 11,000 years ago, remained ice-free during the last Ice Age. In North America, these historic ice-free areas are now home to some unique relic species, some of which occur nowhere else on Earth. Meet Canadian biologist Syd Cannings as he shares his stories from his explorations in Beringia’s rich landscape, and discusses its unique species and how an environment’s past shapes its future.

Syd Cannings is a Species at Risk Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, based out of Whitehorse, Yukon. He is also one of Canada’s prominent naturalists, and an author/co-author of several books including “British Columbia: A Natural History”, and the newer version “British Columbia: A Natural History of Its Origins, Ecology, and Diversity with a New Look at Climate Change), “The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist: A Guide to Nature along B.C. Highways”, and “Geology of British Columbia: A Journey Through Time”.