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      2019 NAIT Peatland Field School in Edmonton

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      September 9, 2019

      Monday   7:30 AM

      10210 Princess Elizabeth Avenue Northwest
      Edmonton, Alberta

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      2019 NAIT Peatland Field School

      NAIT 3rd Peatland Field School: Peatland Ecology Field Course September 9 to 11, 2019 Day 1: NAIT main campus (PIC 232), Edmonton, Alberta. Parking recommended at M East Parkade, see map below.  Days 2 to 3: Field location (Slave Lake). Bus pickup is at Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre, 7am. The NAIT Centre for Boreal Research is offering a three-day hands-on training session led by Dr. Dale Vitt and Dr. Bin Xu.  Participants will: 1. Learn key characteristics of Alberta's common peatland types and their associated vegetation2. Participate in classroom training on peatland ecology, classification, bryophyte biology/ecology, and peatland restoration3. Practice peatland classification, bryophyte identification, data collection, and analysis of peatland vegetation and chemistry in the field Instructors:  Dr. Dale Vitt Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dr. Bin Xu Centre for Boreal Research, NAIT Melissa House Southern Illinois University Carbondale Cost: $650 per person (includes training material, transportation to field, and field lunch and snacks). **Accommodation Information:** NAIT has reserved a discounted room rate with Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre for participants of the Peatland Field School. (Not required to stay at this accommodation to participate in course.)  The bus will pick up at this location at 7am on Day 2 and Day 3 for field training near Slave Lake.  NAIT Peatland Field School Rates: Standard $89 + taxesExecutive king $99 + taxesIncludes: Free hot breakfast 5:00am – 10:00am, 24-hour restaurant, lounge/sports bar, fitness centre Reserve:  Email:  reservations@slavelakeinn.ca Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre 1200 Main Street, SouthSlave Lake, AB Canada T0G 2A0  Phone: 780.849.4101 Toll Free  1.855.843.4101Fax: 780.849.3426    More Information: Email Dr. Bin Xu - Or visit our website A Guide to Mosses and Liverworts of Alberta Peatlands (optional field guide) available for purchase.  Preliminary Itinerary: NAIT Campus Parking Map: (download map online) 

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