Masset Lectures Feb. 15th at NWCC

“Compassionate Listening” with Conch Konschuh
“Invertebrates of Haida Gwaii: Tarantulas, scorpions, jumping slugs, and zombie worms” with Stu Crawford

Facilitator Christy “Conch” Konschuh will present on Compassionate Listening. Compassionate Listening is a peace making tool useful to those who have survived war, genocide and displacement. The act of Compassionate Listening engages the heart and as with any exercise, creates a positive practice that contributes to understanding and connection.

Biologist Stu Crawford will talk about the terrestrial invertebrates of Haida Gwaii.  We will take a closer look at amazing world of the wiggling and crawling creatures that are all around us.  The talk will be followed by a hands-on session.  There will be microscopes for everyone to use, and lots of specimens to look at.

DATE: Monday, February 15th
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Northwest Community College Masset Campus, which is in Tahayghen Elementary School (east entrance)
SNACKS: There may be snacks.  Bring your own mug if you want a beverage.
CHILD CARE: The classroom beside the Masset Lectures is available to be used for child care, but it is up to parents to arrange for whatever supervision is appropriate.  There is a TV and DVD player in the room.

You may have noticed a change in the roster for the upcoming lecture.  Stephen and Berry will still be giving a talk, but it has been postponed.


February 29th
Stephen Reid:  Writing towards the light
Berry Wijdeven: Species at Risk: Where are we at?


The Masset Lectures are an ongoing lecture series where community members volunteer to present a lecture on a topic of their expertise, or on a topic that they wish to learn more about.  This is an opportunity to learn from each other, and to support each other in our own learning.


Anything relevant to life on Haida Gwaii, including natural history, human history, culture, local foods, outdoor activities, and practical skills.


Each session includes two different lectures by two different people, with a short break for refreshments between. Each lecture ideally includes a 10 to 30 minute presentation, a discussion period, and a hands-on activity that supplements the lecture. However, the exact format of each lecture is flexible to meet the needs of the topic and of the presenter.


Northwest Community College, Haida Gwaii Rec, and Mount Moresby Adventure Camp.

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