Muskoka Watershed Council hosts Environmental Lectures designed to stimulate discussion on issues important to watershed health.
Since 2008, MWC has organized lectures and held them in various parts of the watershed. Admission for each lecture is by donation.
- August 9 – Shaped by the Shield: Environment, Identity, and History in Muskoka by Dr. Andrew Watson, University of Saskatchewan. 4:00 pm, Annex Room at the Huntsville Public Library in Huntsville.
- September 15 – Low Impact Development and Stormwater Management by Dr. Ben Longstaff, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. 1:00 pm, DMM Council Chambers in Bracebridge.
Resources for previous lectures are available below.
- Getting to the other side: How did the salamander cross the road? by David LeGros
- Guided Walk & Talk: Forests and Climate Change by Mike Peppard and Gareth Cockwell
- Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka by Dr. Peter Sale – presented at several locations across the watershed throughout the summer.
- Taking to the Water: Personal and Group Exploration by Steve Cairns
- Start at the Bottom: What bottom-dwelling bugs can tell us about lake & stream condition by Chris Jones
- Water fleas, big data and 21st century technology: Case studies in Muskoka and Sudbury point the way to saving the world by Dr. John Kenneth Colbourne
- Long-term changes in phosphorus in the Muskoka area lakes: Possible drivers by Dr. Cathy Eimers
- Aliens amongst us: Are we prepared for the invaders? by Andrea Smith
- Wondrous Muskoka: Our environment is far more than our economy by Dr. Peter F Sale
- Environmental Good News Stories by Dr. Norman D Yan
- Heard a Whip-poor-will lately? Stewarding Muskoka in a time of change by Dr. Peter F Sale
- Timber Harvesting and the Health of our Lakes: The Calcium Story by Dr. Shaun Watmough
- Changes in Our Lakes by Dr. Michelle Palmer