Nature Centre banquet features award-winning biologist

Professional biologist Jared Hobbs of Victoria will be the guest presenter at the Scout Island Nature Centre’s 2016 fundraising banquet.

Professional biologist Jared Hobbs of Victoria will be the guest presenter at the Scout Island Nature Centre’s 2016 fundraising banquet coming up on Friday, April 15 at St. Andrew’s United Church hall.

The presentation theme will be B.C.’s Grasslands: Their beauty and amazing biodiversity.

In 2006 Hobbs received the international Shikar-Safari conservation award for his dedication to the preservation of species and ecosystems.

His wildlife photography has grown into a parallel career. His photographic images have been featured in Canadian Geographic, British Columbia Magazine, scientific journals and in a book on spotted owls.

Tickets are available at the Open Book, from Williams Lake Field Naturalist directors and at the Nature Centre. Adult admission is $40, students $15. People are asked to purchase their tickets by Friday, April 8 in order to tell the United Church caterers how many delicious meals to prepare.

All proceeds help fund educational programming at Scout Island Nature Centre.