Dec 9: Talk on Arctic Plants and Christmas Social

Talk: A Whole World at Your Feet: Common Arctic Plants

Arctic plants struggle to survive in the harsh Canadian north. Through myriad adaptations they reproduce and flourish in this unkind environment. In my talk, I will introduce you to some of these incredible plants along with their adaptations. 

About Carolyn Mallory

Carolyn moved North in 1999 with her husband Mark and their three children. They lived in Nunavut until 2011 before moving to Nova Scotia. The Arctic touched her deeply; it was love at first sight and her heart has never been the same.

While in Iqaluit, she wrote two books, Common Plants of Nunavut, co-authored with Susan Aiken, and Common Insects of Nunavut.  Both books are in English and Inuktitut to better enable local children to learn about the natural world in their own language.

For the past 13 years, she has been working on cruise ships as a field botanist, sharing her passion for the hardy Arctic plants.

Raising her children and her work in the Arctic inspired Painted Skies, her children’s picture book, which was published in 2015. It’s the story of a young girl’s first experience of northern lights.It’s not only the tundra that calls to her, Carolyn is also a watercolour painter and the vast landscapes, the minute plants, the Arctic animals, and the ice have all been subjects in her work. She recently became part of a new cooperative gallery in Kentville, Tides Contemporary Art Gallery. 

When she’s not travelling, looking for somewhere new to inspire her paintings, Carolyn is at home quietly working on a novel.

December 9th, 2019 7:30 pm
NSCC Kingstec, Belcher Street 
Rooms 2101 & 2102