Bill Egnatoff introduced our three guests who are all part of the post graduate Biology program at Queen’s University, and are part of Queen’s Outdoor Field Experience Initiative.
Emily, Hana and Kristen explained the program, that is meant to increase accessibility to participation in fieldwork experiences.  Many of the students experience financial barriers to participation.  They have a lending library that has received many donations.  They are providing outdoor skill building workshops and seminars, and a website where resources are published.  This may be found at  The website also outlines ways to become involved.  Their contact location is  There are many ways that we can be involved with this valuable program.  Financial donations may be made through the main Queen’s University website.  We can also email them about any outdoor events that their students could be involved in.  There is a current need for sleeping bags and hiking boots.
Jim Rymerson thanked our presenters with a virtual loaf of bread.