Program 46

AIRDATE:01/22/02

PROMO: Mark Spafford, Environmental Biologist, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
Walter Quinn, Trapper and Trapper Coordinator, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
Dr. Marc Stevenson, Anthropologist and Driector of the Aboriginal Research Program Sustainable Forest Management Network
Anne Popwell, Manager of Learning Projects, Science Alberta Foundation
Rhonda Elser, Teacher and Aboriginal Consultant, Science Alberta Foundation

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TITLE: Mark Spafford, Environmental Biologist, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries & Walter Quinn, Trapper and Trapper Coordinator, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
SUBJECT: # 46 Trappers as Researchers
SYNOPSIS: Forest ecologists at Alberta-Pacific are working with aboriginal trappers to monitor the effect of logging and other forest disturbances on their traplines. Biologist Mark Spafford has designed a monitoring program and trapper Walter Quinn not only collects data from his own trapline but also works with other aboriginal trappers to get them involved in the program

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TITLE: Dr. Marc Stevenson, Anthropologist and Director of the Aboriginal Research Program Sustainable Forest Management Network
SUBJECT: #46 Traditional Knowledge and Forest Management
SYNOPSIS: What can western science learn from traditional aboriginal knowledge when it comes to managing the resources and landbase where first nations people live? This is a question facing researchers and resource developers who are concerned about forest sustainability, not just from an environmental perspective, but also a cultural and economic perspective. As he develops research programs for the Sustainable Forest Management Network centred at the University of Alberta, Dr. Marc Stevenson is using his experience as an anthropologist to look at how the two world views can complement one another. Western science elicits information and data. Aboriginal systems of knowledge are based on relationships and the interconnectedness of humans, plants, animals and all of creation.

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TITLE: Anne Popwell, Manager of Learning Projects, Science Alberta Foundation & Rhonda Elser, Teacher and Aboriginal Consultant, Science Alberta Foundation
SUBJECT: #46 Native Themes for Science in a Crate program
SYNOPSIS: The Science Alberta Foundation has developed a hands on teaching program called Science in a Crate. As part of this program, Aboriginal teacher and consultant Rhonda Elser has helped to develop several crates which focus on the way native people incorporated nature and the principles of engineering and other technologies into their daily lives. As Anne Popwell explains, these illustrate the science behind traditional knowledge

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