Robert Dick

M.Eng., P.Eng.
P.O. Box 79
Rideau Ferry, Ontario
K0G 1W0


The following presentations were to promote the study of scotobiology.

    The Land Between - Annual General Meeting (Bobcaygeon, ON, Aug. 24, 2017)
      - The Ecology of the Night

    Public Meeting on Outdoor Lighting (Westmount, QC, Oct. 27, 2016)
      - The Ecology of the Night - How Light Changes the Night

    St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (Dec. 7, 2016)
      - Preserving Canada's Night Sky - How Light Changes the Night

    Action Chelsea for the Respect for the Environment (ACRE) (Chelsea, QC, Sept. 14, 2016)
      - The Ecology of the Night

    Queens U. Biological Station (Elgin, ON, July 13, 2016)
      - The Biological Impact of Artificial Light at Night

    Parks Canada (Gatineau, QC, June 9, 2016)
      - Impacting the Night - A preventative Policy

    Action Chelsea for Respect of the Environment (ACRE, Feb. 16, 2010)
      - The Unnatural Night

    Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba (Aug. 22, 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Dark Sky Preserves

    The Lands Between Conference (May 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Dark Sky Preserves

    Ministry of Nat'l Resources Ontario, Nat'l Capital Commission (March 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Alternatives to Lighting

    Bruce Peninsula Dark Sky Preserve (June 2009)
      - Award Ceremony

    Cube Gallery, Ottawa (May 2009)
      - Impact on Night Lighting on Nature

    Lake Links Conference (October 2008)
      - Introduction to Scotobiology and Stewardship

    Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Joint Advisory Board. Meeting. (June 19, 2008)
      - Can Outdoor Lighting Harm the Environment?

Light Pollution Abatement

Here is a selection of presentations I have made
to promote the reduction of light pollution.

    Environmental Assessment Policy Review (Ottawa, ON, Nov. 1, 2016)
      - Outdoor Lighting

    Whitewater Township Council Meeting (Cobden, ON, Aug. 17, 2016)
      - LED Lighting - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

    IEEE Workshop (Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2016)
      - Lighting up a Town

    Institute of Engineering and Technology, (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 25, 2016)
      - The LED Revolution

    IEEE, (Ottawa, ON, Jan. 13, 2016)
      - Unintentional Impacts of LED Lighting

    Nocturne Lecture Series, Cube Gallery (Ottawa, ON, July 14 2013)
      - The New Age of Lighting

    Muskoka Conservation Foundation (Huntsville, ON, June 8 2014)
      - The Value of Darkness, Muskoka, ON

    Kelowna Centre, RASC (Nov. 17, 2010)
      - LED Luminaires?

    Nuit Noire Lecture Series, Cube Gallery (Ottawa, ON July 7 2011)
      - Thief of the Night

    Kamloops Astronomical Association (June 8, 2011)
      - Why Keep your Dark Skies?

    Building Sustainable Communities (Nov. 17, 2010)
      - Urban Lighting with Less Environmental Impact

    Ecology of the Night Conference (Sept. 2003)
      - RASC Light Pollution Abatement Program

    Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (June 2008)
      - Limiting Light Pollution with Municipal Lighting Policies

    Mont-Megantic Observatory (Oct. 2007)
      - Dark Sky Preserves: Lobbying a Moving Target

Dark Sky Preserves

I have also produced a few presentations about the Canadian Dark Sky Preserve Program.

    Parks Canada - National Asset and Environmental Management Community (Feb. 15, 2017)
      - Dark-Sky Preserves

    Parks Ontario (Peterborough, ON, Sept. 4, 2015)
      - Low-Impact Lighting for Ontario Parks

    4th International Dark Sky Park Symposium (June 29, 2011)
      - Jasper and Bruce Dark Sky Preserves

    Sources of Knowledge Conference (April 29-30, 2011)
      - Reducing Light Pollution Across Canada: Efforts of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    3rd Int'l Symp. on Dark-sky Parks, Lastovo, Croatia (Sept. 7, 2010)
      - Canadian DSP Program - Lesson's Learned

    Int'l Conference on Conservation Biology, Edmonton (July 2010)
      - Dark Sky Preserve Program in Canada

    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Sept. 23, 2009)
      - Lighting Policy Presentation

    2nd UNESCO International Symp. on Dark-sky Parks, Lastovo, Croatia (Sept. 16 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Canadian Dark Sky Preserves