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Long Story Shorts with Hakai on FolkU @89.5FM

Explore the magic of scientific storytelling with the creators and scientists from the Hakai Institute who join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Cortes Island Academy students on this Friday’s Folk U Radio at 1 p.m.

We will discuss science communication done well and Hakai’s new short video series, including:

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Kayak Surfing off Quadra Island

Reuben Buerge has been surfing sea kayaks in our area for the past 10 to 12 years. 

This relatively recent sport only reached North America during the 1980s and Buerge is not aware of reaching the waters off Quadra Island more than two decades ago. 

“Surfing sea kayaks is a pretty kind of niche-y thing. You really only  see it in a few areas in the world and we’re lucky enough to have that amazing feature in our backyard that’s perfect for us,” he explained. 

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