RBG Speaker Series

We are excited to bring you a selection of lecture and workshop sessions with experts from across North America, speaking on topics such as gardening, wildlife, conservation, and more! Check back frequently for updates.

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Dr. Nancy Turner

Friday September 28

Learning, Sharing and Adapting: Indigenous People's Knowledge and Use of Plants

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Plants have supported Indigenous people's survival and well-being for over 13,000 years, providing them with necessary food, materials, medicines and ceremonial items. How did people acquire the rich knowledge about their environments, including plants, algae and fungi? How did they pass on and adapt their knowledge, practices, and beliefs? Join Dr. Nancy Turner, author and emeritus professor of ethnobotany at University of Victoria, to explore the answers and more.

 Tickets Required: $18 (Members: $6)

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Grant Linney

Thursday October 11

Climate Change: Poles Apart and In-Between

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

In February 2017, Grant Linney was part of a nine-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Later that same year, Grant was a staff member for an 18-day Students on Ice Arctic expedition which began in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, travelled east through the Northwest Passage and then explored the west coast of Greenland. In this presentation, Grant shares impressions of these experiences as well as his resulting perceptions of global climate change.

 Member Appreciation Event! FREE TO RBG MEMBERS ONLY. Members are allowed to bring one guest free of charge. "Plus" members can bring one additional guest beuond the guest allocation noted in their Plus Membership.

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Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms festivals, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations, and more. Check back frequently for new listings! Learn More