OSFN Programs

Please note that all Programs, and schedules are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, please check with this site for updates and changes to dates, speakers, locations, etc. We thank you for your understanding in these matters.

Download our 2022/23 Schedule (pdf, 310kb)

go to Program & Event Archives

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Catching Penguins and Diving into the Icy Cold

December 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Catching Penguins and Diving into the Icy Cold: Sarah McComb-Turbitt combines Science and Artistry through her research into individual variations in the winter foraging behaviours of Gentoo Penguins, and then shares their story through Wildlife Art for Conservation. 

7pm Thursday December 8, at the Bayshore Community Centre and on zoom. To request a zoom link please email web@osfn.ca with Penguin in the subject line.  

Sarah McComb-Turbitt is a young local scientist and artist who received her initial training here in the Owen Sound area. Having completed several years of study and hands-on scientific research on both the East and West Coasts, she is concentrating more now on her art career, including the creation of an  amazing and beautiful mural in downtown Wiarton  and Wildlife Art for Conservation. This past summer she was also on the conference committee for the Society for Marine Mammalogy https://www.smmconference.org  where she coordinated the art exhibit, the online auction and also presented research on pilot whales.

In addition Sarah McComb-Turbitt is a member of Artists for Conservation, based in Vancouver where her painting was selected for the front cover of their 2023 Environmental Calendar – for more info please visit  https://www.artistsforconservation.org/

OSFN Indoor Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave E Owen Sound. There are no Indoor Meetings in July and August.Please see the individual event listings below for more details.

We invite speakers with a wide range of expertise from Grey/Bruce and other parts of the province. These evenings are open to the public. The auditorium is open by 6:30, with coffee and refreshments. The meeting gets under way at 7:00, and may include brief announcements by other organizations as well as OSFN club activities, club business, social time, nature sightings and reports.

The club also offers a full schedule of outdoor activities during the year. Through these outings, members learn more about the birds, plants, mammals and geology of this part of Ontario. We also keep a protective eye on our precious natural areas.