The ECA is excited for our next Speaker’s Series event on April 26 at 7 PM on Zoom (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83499384981)! We’re delighted that Beth Gilhespy will be leading us on ‘A Geological Amble on the Niagara Escarpment’. For this presentation, Beth will be drawing on her immense experience in a wide variety of nature and environment-focused roles at the highest level – many right here in our backyard on the Escarpment.
Since 2019, Beth Gilhespy has been the Executive Director of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy, an organization that secures funds for the Toronto Zoo endangered species conservation programs. Previously, she served on the Niagara Escarpment Commission from 2017 to 2019. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of the Bruce Trail Conservancy for almost 15 years beginning in 2004. In that role she supervised a staff of 18 and oversaw the activities of more than 1,500 volunteers in land preservation and trail management. Prior to her work at the Bruce Tail Conservancy, Beth worked for 15 years in toxic chemical research and management.
Beth holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physical geography and geology from the University of Guelph. She is an avid hiker, traveler, fossil collector, and self-professed landscape fanatic. When not enjoying her time with tigers and orangutans, Beth is busy working on a book on the geology of the Bruce Trail.
She sounds like a perfect fit for our Speaker’s Series, and we’re thrilled to have her! Join us on April 26 at 7 PM over Zoom to learn more about the Bruce Trail’s geology. Hope to see you soon!