Please note that all programmes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Elmer Wilcox Memorial Lecture Hall (side entrance) at the Museum unless otherwise indicated.
Admission is by donation unless otherwise indicated.
Your generosity is warmly appreciated. Events with a set entrance fee, a different start time, or a different day of the week are marked with an *.
All of the people who do evening presentations at our Museum volunteer their time and expertise. The Museum is deeply indebted to them for their contribution and the significant role that it plays in the life of our community.
“Fish Tales: How Ducks Unlimited in Atlantic Canada is Working to Help Fish”
... with Adam Campbell, Head of Conservation Delivery, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC).
DUC manages over 150 fish passing structures in Atlantic Canada. The organization is researching their effectiveness and developing new construction standards to improve functionality. They are also researching ways to pass more eels over structures not designed with them in mind: Alewives and eels are an important part of the Bay of Fundy health and a focus on their wellbeing should lead to improved productivity at a large scale. Equally important, these marine species are very important in maintaining the health of many coastal wetlands. Come learn about research and adaptive management targeted at fish, and leave with a new appreciation of the diversity of Ducks Unlimited Canada.
NOTE: Meet at Anchorage Beach Parking Lot at 10 am. (10am-3pm) We beachcomb & pick up litter, then return to the Museum for lunch, sorting, and art making. Bring your own lunch and sturdy bags (and hot glue guns and twine if desired - we will have some). All Ages welcome and encouraged! We had lots of fun last year and made some great art.
... withDr. Jim Goltz, Manager, Provincial Vet Lab, Fredericton.
Ferns are a wonderfully diverse and ancient group of plants that grace the woodlands, cliffs and fields of New Brunswick, and have a very unique terminology. Learn how to recognize the species of ferns that have been found on Grand Manan and gain a better understanding of their life cycles and ecology.
... with Eric Allaby, Underwater Archeologist, Marine Artist.
Learn about a number of the several hundred shipwrecks that have taken place around the archipelago since 1720, as Eric tells some engaging stories and visits shipwreck sites he surveyed, mapped and salvaged during the 1970s.
This isyour chance to sample both the traditional and the latest trends in island cuisine. Seafood chowder served with homemade tea biscuits and rolls and a buffet table of assorted vegetarian dishes and salads. We’ll end the meal with some delicious home-baked desserts made from traditional island recipes by talented locals, served with tea or coffee. This is a great opportunity to visit with friends, make new ones, and support your community museum. NOTE: 5 pm, $25 – tickets sold in advance! Sold out early last year – don’t miss it!
... with Dr. Greg McHone, Retired Research Geologist, Author.
Dr. McHone is a well-known local geologist and co-author of The McHones’ Guide to Grand Manan Beach Stones. Learn about both the fascinating geological ages of the island and the types of beach stones you can find here.