Cafe Scientifique on Gatineau Park protection

Join us on the second Monday of the month for our Café Scientifique! Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat as we discuss local issues related to biology, conservation, protected areas and more! Café Scientifique is an international, public science initiative known for its informal and friendly atmosphere. The purpose of a Café Scientifique is to demystify science for the general public and empower non-scientists to understand and discuss scientific concepts. Join in on the conversation!

Each month we will have a different conversation topic and a speaker (or two) who is an expert in that field. The speaker will give a 20-25 minute presentation on the topic. Then we will have a few minutes to talk amongst ourselves, order a drink and some food before we open the discussion up to the room. Everyone is welcome to participate and share their perspectives.

When: 7:00-9:00pm the second Monday of the month
Where: Fox and the Feather ( at 283 Elgin Street in Ottawa

March 13, 2017 - Soren Antosz of CPAWS-OV and our Make it a Real Park campaign to discuss conservation and the use of Gatineau Park. Gatineau Park is home to 361 km2 of wilderness, 118 rare or endangered species and 50 lakes. Gatineau Park is also one of the most visited parks in Canada with approximately 2.7 million visits a year. CPAWS-OV has been working for over 40 years to establish legislated protection for the park. 

Questions to think about: How do you use Gatineau Park? How do you think it should be managed?

Mark our next events in your calendars!

April 10, 2017 – Coyotes and our relationship with large carnivores

May 8, 2017 – Foraging and the ethics of collecting and consuming wild plants

More details to follow. Interested in giving a presentation related to your work or interests, please let us know. Contact Jesse Lever at or by phone at 819-778-3355 to discuss.