We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty 4 territory and the traditional territory of the Anihšinābēk, Nêhiyawak, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples, and the original home of the Métis/Michif Nation. We recognize that both Indigenous and Métis people are the spiritual and cultural keepers of their traditional lands and still to this day, continue to practice their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.
Bats Nature Walk
EVENT: Bats Nature Walk
DATE: Thursday, June 2
TIME: 8-10 PM
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina
COST: Free (register online – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/336842935287 – or call 306-522-5940)
This walk is led by Mark Brigham, Professor in the department of Biology at the University of Regina. Professor Brigham counts bats among his research interests and will direct participants to observe the nocturnal animals with calls outside the range of human hearing.
Participants may choose to construct their own electronic bat detector ($40) in the preceding Build A Bat Detector workshop (7-8 PM).
Bats Nature Walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.
Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.
All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children’s safety and conduct.
Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.
Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.
To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.