Presenting an opportunity to learn more about Sable Island and its horses:
See Sable Island through the eyes of two Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia, and listen to Dr. Philip McLoughlin from the University of Saskatchewan share his thoughts on the future of the Sable Island horses.
Monday, July 29th, 2013 from 7:00-8:30pm
Main Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Free to Members of Friends of Sable Island; $5 Entry Fee at the door for Non-Members
(seating limited on a first-come, first-seated basis)
Winning Scholarship Videos for 2013
Friends of Sable Island will present the two winning videos from our 2013 scholarship along with the student’s reflective essays:
– “Facts About Sable Island” by Elizabeth Connors of Sydney Academy
– “Sable Island” by Olivia Ledson of Avon View High School
Ecology and Conservation of the Sable Island Horses
Dr. Philip McLoughlin from the University of Saskatchewan will be speaking about his long-term research program on the Sable Island horses. Working annually on the island since 2007, Philip will be sharing what he and his students and colleagues have learned about the population dynamics of the horses, the ways in which the ecology of seals and horses are linked, and his lab’s future research directions aimed at understanding the population’s risk of natural extinction and how to prevent it.
Please plan to stay after the presentation for some light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the presenters and meet other Friends of Sable Island.