Sable Island Conference 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The conference is dedicated to Sable Island National Park Reserve (NPR) and the marine environment that surrounds and maintains the Island. This is the third in a series of conferences related to the appreciation and management of this surprising sandbar in the north Atlantic Ocean. The conference is open to all topics related to Sable Island NPR, Sable Island Bank, and Sable Gully. The main themes will be: natural history/science, cultural history, visitor experience, and park management. The conference closer event will be an exciting gala dinner and fund-raiser celebrating the spirit of Sable Island.
Saturday morning and afternoon will include: formal presentations of up to 15 minutes each plus time for questions and answers, grouped by theme; poster presentations; interactive activity stations; and artist exhibits. Information on confirmed presentations will be displayed below as it becomes available. Check back frequently for updates.
Call for Sponsors:
We have several levels of sponsorship available. If you would like to sponsor the conference or help with fundraising, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Volunteers:
We’re also looking for volunteers to help with the planning activities leading up the conference, and for the day of the conference. Volunteers receive a complimentary pass to the conference. If interested, e-mail email@example.com (please state “Conference Support” in the subject line) and tell us how you would like to help.
Tickets include lunch and refreshments in the morning.
Early Bird Registration (until Oct. 8): $40 for students and members of Friends of Sable Island; $50 for all others
General Registration (after Oct. 8): $50 for students and members of Friends of Sable Island; $60 for all others
A NIGHT TO GO WILD
Gala Dinner and Celebration
Saturday, November 9, 2019
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday evening we will raise support and funding for our goal of having every Nova Scotian child learn about Sable Island in school.
Master of Ceremonies: Don Connolly – retired host of Information Morning Nova Scotia
Guest Speaker: Roberto Dutesco – internationally acclaimed artist, photographer, filmmaker, poet and explorer.
Musician: Terry Kelly (with a youth choir) – an award-winning singer, songwriter, and entertainer; a professional speaker; and a lover of life.
And very special guest Mayor Mike Savage.
The menu for dinner is:
Salad: Applewood House Smoked Chicken Breast with Valley Apple, Sundried Cranberries, Orange Segment and Candied Walnut
Entree: Soy Maple Salmon with Sweet and Baby Potatoes served with Lemon Grass Sauce
Dessert: Trio of: Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Seafoam Lavender Farm Madeleine, Limoncello Cheesecake Tartlet, Lemon Curd
For more information on this very special evening visit A Night to go Wild.
Individual Tickets: $125
Corporate Table of 10: $2000 (includes commemorative gift)
Sable Island Conference 2019 Abstracts
SI2019-A-1: 15 years of the Gully Marine Protected Area: modernizing one of Canada’s oldest MPAs – Emma Marotte and Catherine Schram
In the past year the Government of Canada has not only surpassed its Marine Conservation Targets of protecting 10% of marine and coastal areas, but
SI2019-A-2: Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink: Freshwater challenges on Sable Island. – Julia Cantelon BSc
Precariously positioned in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, the sand aquifer underlying Sable Island stores and releases freshwater that supports its unique ecosystem and park operations.
SI2019-A-3: Shifting Sands ’n Bugs: a 60 year tour of shifting sands, plus Sable’s rarest insects! – Dan Kehler
Part I: An overview of a research project aimed at understanding the past, current, and future change of the island. The first phase of this
SI2019-A-4: Examining potential and ideal aquatic biomonitoring protocols for freshwater ponds of Sable Island National Park Reserve – Frederica Jacks, BSc
Sable Island is a remote, sandy island located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 180km off the eastern coast of mainland Nova Scotia. In 2013, this
A key component of wildlife management is understanding the demographic parameters that drive population size. Determining these parameters for migratory species has important conservation implications.
Around the world, most wild horse populations are managed by mankind in one way or another. In the American southwest, wild horses on public lands are
SI2019-B-1: “All the Island is a Graveyard”; Archaeological and Historical Aspects of Sable Island National Park Reserve – Charles A. Burke MA
Parks Canada has undertaken several archaeological surveys of in situ archaeological resources on Sable Island National Park Reserve and has documented many sites associated with
Living and working on Sable Island is not for the faint of heart in modern times; can you imagine how it was in the 1850s?
Jill Martin writes with authority about Sable Island. Her family connections to the island served as inspiration for her first novel, Return to Sable (2015)
In 1945, just after VE Day, a 17-year-old Aubrey Dauphinee quit his job at the Halifax Shipyards to work on Sable Island for 14 months.
SI2019-C-1: Adventure of a Lifetime! Why visiting Sable Island by ship is so rewarding – Ree Brennin Houston
Travelling to Sable Island by ship used to be the only way you could get there. Now, with other options, it may be the best
Sable Island attracts different types of people with many different reasons for visiting. After bringing guests to the island national park 12 times over the
In July 2019, I travelled to Sable Island after winning the 2019 Friends of Sable Island Scholarship. Since my big trip, I was interviewed by
SI2019-D-1: What’s the plan? Sable Island National Park Reserve Management Plan – Alannah Phillips, BBA, MBA
Parks Canada is pleased to share Sable Island National Park Reserve’s first management plan, which was published in September 2019. The plan was developed with
SI2019-E-1: Emerging groundwater issues on Sable Island and other small islands worldwide – Dalhousie Groundwater Lab
EXHIBIT: Coastal groundwater resources are stressed from changing conditions on land and in the sea. Small islands, like Sable Island, are particularly vulnerable to oceanic