Plans for 2022
The Society holds weekly talks from September to March each year, either virtually or live at our venue. The talks cover a wide range of natural history topics.
From January 2022 we had hoped to meet in person at our Regular Venue:
St Mary's Church
However, because of the current situation around the Covid Omicron Variant plans are under review and for some time it is likely that activities will revert to online format. Please watch this page, our Facebook page and emails to members for details of changes to the programme.
You should have received by now, a membership renewal notification, with the speaker programme.
Membership runs from September to September each year, so is due this month. There will be one membership fee for 2021/22, which includes talks, walks and priority booking/discount on trips. The cost will be £15. There will be no separate fee for walks only membership.
Monday 24th January 2022
A YEAR OF ORKNEY WILDLIFE
The speaker event will be held on Zoom/YouTube .
Emma Neave Webb of OMMRI (Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative), who will be presenting "A YEAR OF ORKNEY WILDLIFE"
The presentation is based on the Orkney Isles, one of the great wildlife regions of the UK covering marine life, birdlife, wildlife and plants.
Emma is a freelance Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) and European Seabirds at Sea Surveyor (ESAS) with 15 years experience working offshore in a variety of roles for NGOs and commercial clients. She has over 250,000 miles of survey experience and has carried out marine mammal and seabird surveys and mitigation in a variety of locations around the world including Europe, South America and the Indian Ocean and south-east Asia.
Emma is a co-founder of the Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative which aims to protect marine mammals in Orkney through research and education. She is the science and conservation officer and leads the citizen science project 'Stewards of the Sea' as well as more specialist projects such as the Risso's dolphin photo identification project.
Emma is an accomplished public speaker and works as a guest speaker and wildlife guide specialising in marine wildlife for a number of cruise companies. She is a founding member of Ocean Wildlife Encounters.
Emma is also an experienced terrestrial wildlife surveyor and has carried out survey work for a number of corporate and private clients including breeding bird surveys, passage wader surveys and otter mitigation work.
For online talks you will need the password which is changed each week and emailed to members each Monday evening around 7pm.
If you are a member and have missed a presentation because you haven't been able to join us on a Monday night, it should be possible to use the password and catch up on Youtube for several days after the talk. After that you will need to contact us to ask for the link.
The programme for speaker evenings 2021-22 winter season is now available. Click the button below to download'
DOWNLOAD OUR FULL LIST OF
2021-2022 SPEAKERS HERE: