5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, June 27 2024.


 On Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 VanDusen Guides Classroom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1


This Speaker Series will be offered in a hybrid format, which gives you the option of attending the event live In-Person (in the Guides Classroom at the Garden) or joining the event Online (over Zoom). 

To attend the event ONLINE please register from this page (select the green 'Register' button in top right corner of this page).

To attend IN PERSON, click here to register.

Through a visit to botanical gardens in the UK several decades ago, Rob Butler discovered how gardens can provide inspiration and opportunities for bird conservation. That impactful visit led to a career in conservation here in Canada including the development of a bird strategy for the City of Vancouver, an international bird conference, and the writing of his first novel.  His work has been instrumental in inspiring gardeners to consider the many ways their passion for plants can help support wild bird conservation efforts.   

In this presentation, Rob will speak about his career in conservation, his passion for both birds and gardens, and will present his new work of historical fiction about a young woman’s quest to escape the humdrum to travel the world as an ornithologist during post-war London.   

Letters from Gerald, as well as some of Rob’s non-fiction works, will be available for purchase for in-person guests. 

About the speaker:  

Rob Butler is unusual among scientists. Besides the more than 150 works for scientific and public audiences, Rob has written books, created art works, produced films, organized international conferences, and spoken hundreds of times to the public and through the media about birds. His accomplishments have been recognized by scores of national and international awards for his research and conservation in Canada and abroad. 


Available: Available

Price: $15.00 Taxes not included

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Notes: Pre-registration is required. This course will take place online, and recordings will be available for a limited time to participants. Online course log-in details will be sent 24 hours before course date. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Speaker: Rob Butler

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