Study tours will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Meet-up details will be provided closer to the event.
Study tours give you a chance to see first-hand a variety of local resilience and sustainability projects in action. The tours are designed as half or full-day excursions that allow delegates to explore Halifax and via walking, cycling, and transit (and more!), visiting community-based and municipally managed projects. These “travelling workshops” provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about best practices, ask questions, and get to know what local resiliency looks like in Halifax.
STUDY TOUR INFORMATION:
Prospect Village Day Trip – Hiking and History of a Traditional Fishing Village
Prospect Village is located on the granite headlands of the Prospect Peninsula on Nova Scotia’s southwest shore. For over 250 years the residents of this traditional fishing village have witnessed the rise and fall of the Atlantic fishery and have had to discover new job opportunities and ways of life while maintaining their connections with the past. Come and join us for a guided tour of this spectacular coastal village. We’ll meet with local residents who will share their stories of the history of Prospect and also tell us about the present day challenges and opportunities of living in a coastal community. The day will start with an exciting shoreline hike through the majestic granite barrens of the Prospect High Head conservation area. After a hearty fish chowder lunch break at the community hall we’ll tour the village and meet local residents who will tell their stories of living in Prospect.
Transportation provided, full day session, Tour Size minimum of 10, maximum of 20.
City Cycling Tour – Coastal Impacts & Adaptation
Join a cycling tour of Halifax and Dartmouth to see a range of examples of extreme weather impacts and adaptation as well as some areas of opportunity for action. This session will be led by the Ecology Action Centre’s Coastal Adaptation Coordinator, Robin Tress. A short cycling safety briefing will be led by the Ecology Action Centre’s Making Tracks transportation leaders.
Bikes provided, half day session. Tour size maximum: 30 people.
City Walkabout – Urban Forests & Point Pleasant Park
Enjoy a guided scenic walk in Halifax beginning at Dalhousie University and winding down into Point Pleasant Park at the Halifax Harbour. Guides will discuss Halifax’s award-winning Urban Forest Master Plan as well as the Point Pleasant Park Masterplan and the management of the park since it was heavily impacted by Hurricane Juan in 2003.
Half day session.