“Our forests – continually giving”
The theme of National Forest Week 2021
Saturday September 18, to Sunday September 26, 2021
Maple Leaf Day September 22, 2021
Call for Proposals for Webinars
“Our forests – continually giving” The theme of National Forest Week 2021 Saturday September 18, 2021 to Sunday September 26, 2021 Maple Leaf Day September 22, 2021
Our goal is to promote discussion about trees and forests, and their multiple and essential benefits. The health of trees is being affected by climate change but trees are also a necessary solution in mitigating it. We aim to raise awareness about what trees and forests give us and what we need to do in return to protect and enhance trees and forests.
Call for Proposals for Virtual Webinars
The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. is hosting a week of free webinars for National Forest Week exploring the theme “Our forests – continually giving”
Proposals: The acceptance of proposals for virtual sessions is now open. Local presenters with a proposal(s) for virtual webinars may additionally submit a proposal for an in-person outdoor place-based session in or around Saskatoon.
The webinar sessions will be on ZOOM. They can be a live power point slide show or a pre-recorded video submitted in advance. Presenters should allow time for a question and answer session following the presentation. The webinars will be recorded and posted on a video-sharing webpage such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. program committee will make select the presentations that best meet our aims.
Submission Details: Please submit proposals in English by email. Proposals should include a summary or abstract of the presentation that will be used as a public introduction to the webinar. Those groups and individuals submitting proposals will be notified by email of final acceptance or regrets. Once accepted, the presenter agrees to be present for the webinar session, and participate as proposed
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We anticipate an exciting and informative week celebrating “Our Forests – Continually Giving”
Sub-themes and Areas of Focus
• Benefits of forests
• Ecological Succession of forests following tree planting
• Urban Forestry, Green belts, Garden Cities and other urban tree planting initiatives such as the North American Horticultural Society Green Survival Program
• The health of forests and the relationship with Mycology [fungi]- How Trees Talk to Each Other
• Tree science and ongoing research for trees and forests
• Invasive Species and Ecological Restoration
• Stewardship Practices for Environmental Protection and Species at Risk
• Forests and Art
• Tree Blindness, Vitamin “N” Deficiency
• Re-wilding the forest
•Food forests, native pollinator gardens
• Community Development-changing the talk to embrace forests and environmental protection, and the value of nature based solutions to climate change CPTED
• Heart, mind and soul stories about trees and forests
• Richard St Barbe Baker, his spiritual connection to trees and how his spirituality, based in the Bahá’í Faith was integral to his world-embracing vision of the role of trees and forests
• Champions of trees and forests-past and present
• Forests and Healing
• United Nations: Decade on Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Development Goals and the role of trees and forests