On Sunday, April 14th, Chef Jason Bangerter is proud to be hosting a five-course tasting dinner at Luma, featuring seafood from Organic Ocean and wines from Mission Hill.
In addition to enjoying a stunning menu of sustainably caught seafood, guests will get to hear from fisherman Steve Johansen himself about the importance of environmentally responsible fishing practices. Robin Poirier of Ocean Wise will also speak to her organization's passion for changing the way people think about what they are eating.
While issues of sustainability have always interested Chef Jason, he feels that getting the message out is more urgent than ever. "Once the oceans are depleted, there is no going back. This is not just about feeling good about the environment, it is about realizing that what we have on this planet is finite, and if we do not take care of it, we all miss out. I want my kids to be able to enjoy the dishes I ate when I was little. If that means making smart choices, and thinking about where my food comes from, then I think we all need to get onboard, if you will."
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ABMA Conference Hosted by the Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is excited to host the annual gathering of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA), taking place from April 14 - 19th at the Delta Chelsea hotel in Toronto! The ABMA is a non-profit organization comprised of animal care professionals interested in enhancing the welfare of captive animals through positive training methods and environmental enrichment, a behaviour management technique that allows animals to express natural behaviours. The conference includes exciting presentations, such as a Keynote Address by Ian Stirling of Polar Bears International and talks by training guru Ken Ramirez, interactive workshops, a full-day site visit at the Toronto Zoo and fun networking events like a 'Sharkwater' Movie Night and a very Canadian evening at the Hockey Hall of Fame. So, whether you're a zookeeper, horse trainer, pet owner or animal enthusiast, join us as we celebrate 'Behaviours without Borders', and learn positive and successful behaviour management plans for any species.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
The most distinguishable feature of the Massasauga Rattlesnake is the stubby rattle on the end of its tail. This rattle is composed of loosely attached horny segments that strike against each other to produce a buzzing sound when the tail is vibrated rapidly. Learn more about these snakes at the Massasauga Rattlesnake workshop on Saturday, April 20. Click here for more information.