The Miistakis Institute is a not-for-profit, applied conservation research institute affiliated with Mount Royal University. Nicole Kahal works with the Miistakis Insitute on projects including citizen science for conservation and urban biodiversity monitoring. She received a B.S. in Environmental and Water Resource Economics from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Networking Break Activity

Calgary Captured: Engaging Calgarians in Urban Wildlife Monitoring

Calgary Captured is an urban wildlife monitoring and citizen science program in partnership with the City of Calgary, Miistakis Institute, Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society, Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society, and Alberta Environment and Parks. Citizen scientists classify the species found in images captured from remote cameras located in Calgary’s parks, gathering important biodiversity information needed to make informed wildlife management and development decisions. Stop by the Calgary Captured booth to classify an image and to learn more!


Look for this activity in the program during the Networking Breaks on Thursday at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!


Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15 Life on Land  Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for Goals