Delicate Balance of Gaia Conference – August 6 – 12, 2015, Bear River

Coming up this weekend in Bear River…Poster 6 (1)WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (subject to modification): The Delicate Balance of Gaia
Thursday 6th August (High Tide Digby – 4 pm)
noon Registration, welcome and introductions at Oakdene Centre, Bear River
1-2 pm Puppet Play of Fairy Tale by Goethe: Green Snake and Beautiful Lily (1st part)
2.30-3 pm Refreshment break
3-4 pm Puppet Play of Fairy Tale by Goethe: Green Snake and Beautiful Lily (2nd part)
4-4.30 pm Refreshment break
4.30-5.30 pm Puppet Play of Fairy Tale by Goethe: Green Snake and Beautiful Lily (3rd part)
6 pm Dinner in Bear River
7.30-9 pm Lecture: Goethean method (JS and JG) followed by discussion
Simple round dance (flow patterns) & Celtic music
Friday 7th August (Tidal power gates open – 9 am – 2.30 pm
9 am Group Singing and artistic activity
9.30-12.30 Annapolis Tidal Power Station for observation of natural and man-made water currents (JG)
12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch in Annapolis Royal (your choice of eatery)
1.30 – 3 pm BREAK
3 – 6 pm Water workshop: The Ring vortex (JG) with refreshment break
6 – 7.30 pm Dinner in Bear River
7.30 pm Discovering the Intrinsic Nature of Water (JG) followed by discussion
Recap, Simple dance (flow patterns) & Celtic music
WEEKEND OPTION YELLOW
Saturday 8th August (Low Tide – 11 am Yarmouth & 8 am Digby)
9 am Group singing and artistic activity
9.30 am – 12.30 Geological field trip + sketching the present (observation) & past (imagination)(JDK)
Rossway (Blomidon Fm – 1 hour), Point Prim Light (North Mountain Basalts – 1 hour)
12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch at Point Prim or Digby depending on weather
1.30 – 3 pm BREAK
3-6 pm Water workshop: train of vortices (JG) with refreshment break
6-7.30 pm Dinner in Bear River
7.30 pm Lecture: Protective Embrace of the Earth (JDK) followed by discussion
Recap, Simple dance (cosmic patterns) & Celtic music
Sunday 9th August (Low Tide – 1 pm)
9 am Group Singing and artistic activity
9.30 am – 12.30 Geological field trip + sketching the present (observation) & past (imagination)(JDK)
Ordovican Halifax Group (River Road and Clementsvale Road), Devonian granite (Annapolis)
12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch in Annapolis Royal (your choice of eatery)
1.30-3 pm BREAK
3 – 6 pm Water workshop: The Big Vortex (JG) with refreshment break
6 pm Dinner in Bear River
7.30 pm Lectures: Effects of Fracking on earth (JDK), water (JG) & man followed by discussion
Recap, Simple Dance and Celtic music
Monday 10th August (Low Tide – 2 pm)
9 am Group singing and artistic activity
9.30 am-12.30 Bear River: Blessing the water, river currents (JG) & Siluro-Devonian geology (JDK) with
refreshment break
12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch in Bear River
1.30 – 3 pm Recapitulation, discussion and future plans. Drive to Wolfville (2 hours).
EXTRA DAYS
Tuesday, 11th August at 10 am: Carboniferous rocks at Blue Beach, Avonport that are targeted for fracking with
fossils plants and amphibians and glacial geology ($10). Drive to Parrsboro (2 1/2 hours).
Wednesday, 12th August 10 am: Joggins fossil cliffs, Unesco world heritage site: http://jogginsfossilcliffs.net/ $10-75) Schedule #3

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