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Monday, June 22, 2015

Accommodations while you're at the school

There are several options for places to stay while you're at the Grazing School for Women. Since we'll be in the Provincial Park, camping is always a great option! They even have 'comfort camping' :) And for even more convenience, there are trailers available that are situated right next to the conference hall. These trailers are usually for staff and researchers and some are available to us that week. See the picture below of Sandstone Lodge and the trailers.

To book group camping at Dinosaur Provincial Park or to book a room in one of the trailers available near the conference centre in the park, please contact Holly White at (403) 633-0352.
·         Group camping - $38/night
·         Room rental - $30/night (based on double occupancy)

To book an individual camping site at Dinosaur Provincial Park, please contact the park directly at 1-877-537-2757 or online reservations at reserve.albertaparks.ca

Red Roof Studio Bed & Breakfast (near Duchess, approximately 30 minutes drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park). Please contact them directly for rates and availability at (403) 378-4276, redroofstudio@gmail.com or at bedandbreakfastredroof.blogspot.ca

There are also several hotels in Brooks, which is approximately a 30 minute drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's at the Grazing School this year?

On Day 1 we'll be hearing from Kelsey Beasley of Integrity Ranching. Kelsey will be offering a glimpse at their ranch culture.  This includes principles and practices used for working the landscape, optimizing ecology and land stewardship, as well as strategic planning for the triple bottom line: the land, the people and the profitability of their system.

You can find out more about their ranch at integrityranching.com

There are still spaces left in the grazing school for women. Follow the Register Here link to sign up.

We've also got a Facebook page with updates on all three grazing schools in Alberta for ranching and farming women. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grazing-Schools-for-Women/969954929696314

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2015 Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women

Brush up on your Pteranodons and Triceratops, we're headed to Dinosaur Provincial Park! Okay, so while we are not learning about dinosaurs, the park is hosting us for the 12th Annual Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women. Group camping is available as well as other accommodation options at the park and at nearby B&B's and hotels. Please call Holly White, Agricultural Services County of Newell, to book a group camping site 403-633-0352.

The core learning opportunities at the grazing school focus on rangeland and riparian management. The two day course is designed to help you better manage your pastures, understand the natural resources on your land and increase your knowledge of animal welfare practices.

Check out all that Dinosaur Provincial Park has to offer if you'd like to extend your stay:

http://www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur.aspx